2023-01-26 00:01:00

Saudi Central Bank engages with fintechs and banks on CBDC

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Finextra
By Editorial Team

The Saudi Central Bank is running tests on a domestic wholesale digital currency in collaboration with local banks and fintechs.

The project is in line with several central banks CBDC initiatives across the globe and as part of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency's (Sama) ongoing research and experimentation on CBDC.

During this phase, the project will explore CBDC economic impact, market readiness, and potential robust and fast applications of a CBDC-based payment system.

In addition, the central bank is aiming to get a handle on policy, legal and regulatory considerations before moving to the next phase.

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