International payments have been instrumental in the emergence of today’s global economy. Countless real-time rails are coming to light, including the likes of TIPS in Europe, Pix in Brazil, and FedNow in the US. But support is still patchy and consumer protection varies wildly by jurisdiction, limiting adoption and economic potential. This is both a challenge and opportunity for the Payment Industry.
An alternative avenue to modernise delivery of cross-border payment services in the context of central banks is issuing their own digital currency. Through a panel of experts from central banks, we envisage the future roles of CBDCs, how they would fit into the ecosystem and their potential to improve or solve current issues.
This track is delivered by Anna Blyablina, one of the original co-founders of Sthlm Fintech Week. Anna is highly experience in paytech, having working in for multiple companies across Europe.