“80% of central banks work on CBDCs” – CFTE announces the world’s first Central Bank Digital Currencies Programme

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Singapore, 2 of November – Announced by the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), the Central Bank Digital Currencies Programme led by Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, will be released amid an ever-increasing numbers of CBDCs projects launched by Central Banks all over the world. 

According to a report published by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in early 2020, 80% of Central Banks in the world are currently working on CBDCs.

“We are considering a central bank digital currency (CBDC) because the way people are choosing to pay for things is changing. Financial technology (fintech) firms have started to offer new forms of money and new ways to pay. People are using cash less.”

Bank of England.

“A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is a new form of Central Bank money accessible to the general public, accepted as a means of payment, legal tender, safe store of value by all citizens, businesses and government agencies.”

Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, Board Director of GIFT.

The educational gap, the skills needed, and the knowledge required in digital payments is tremendous. This is where CFTE comes in. CFTE mission is to provide quality education at scale so that professionals can have the skills and opportunities to get into the new era of finance. CFTE believes that launching this live programme is a remarkable way to unlock the potential of the professionals working in central banks who are lacking either skills or knowledge.

“I am really pleased to see the programme on CBDCs from the perspective of senior leaders and bringing many use cases from many central banks around the world to our industry as It is our purpose at the CFTE to help professionals to learn about these new concepts of CBDCs. We’re thrilled Dr Oriol Caudevilla will be teaching on this topic”

Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-Founder of CFTE.

CFTE’s Central Bank Digital Currencies Programme Director is Dr. Oriol Caudevilla. Dr. Oriol serves as Board Director and Co-Leader of the Financial Inclusion and CBDCs Working Group at GIFT (Global Impact Fintech Forum), he is a Fintech Advisor, article author in several media, such as China Daily, Macau Business and Challenger Insider, and member of the Singapore Fintech Association.

The Central Bank Digital Currencies Programme is experiential and combines both lectures and industry insights from leading experts, with direct mentoring from the Programme Director: Dr. Oriol Caudevilla. The Programme is an 8-week programme that gives you the skills and knowledge to grasp this opportunity developed by the central banks.

“Most of the countries in the world are currently working and experimenting in CBDCs, so we are delighted to have Oriol to lead this programme and share his global experience as a leader.”

Huy Nguyen, Co-Founder of CFTE. 

This launch comes after the great success of CFTE’s live and world’s first Fintech Product Manager programme, and the current demand that central banks currently have towards digital payments. We are glad to keep making contributions to solve the digital skills gap in the industry.

The live programme will be announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival, where CFTE acts as a Knowledge Partner, leading roundtables about the new skills and knowledge in finance to help all stakeholders in becoming a digital-resilient and future-ready workforce.

If you wish to get an accredited certification upon completion of the course, find more information about the live programme here.


About CFTE

The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is a global education platform that aims to equip financial professionals and organisations with the necessary skills to remain competitive in a rapidly changing industry. With offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, CFTE partners with Fortune 500 companies to build their knowledge in Financial Technology, whilst simultaneously supporting their digital transformation process. Our leading training programmes, curated by global industry experts, help talent build skills to join the digital transformation of finance.

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