Digital Assets: Ripple Unveils CBDC Platform That Central Banks Can Use

May 18, 2023 | Digital Assets, News

Ripple will demonstrate the practical application of its platform through participation in the e-HKD pilot program, which is led by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Ripple has announced the Ripple CBDC Platform, a comprehensive solution for central banks, governments, and financial institutions to issue their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). With over 90% of countries exploring CBDCs to improve financial inclusion and streamline payment processes, Ripple’s platform leverages blockchain technology similar to the XRP Ledger (XRPL). This enhanced platform allows users to effectively manage and customize the entire life cycle of fiat-based CBDCs, including transactions and distribution.

The Ripple CBDC Platform aims to digitize financial services for central banks and governments while increasing access to unbanked individuals worldwide. The President of the Republic of Palau, Surangel Whipps Jr, expressed their commitment to financial innovation and technologies by partnering with Ripple to create their national digital currency. This collaboration will provide the citizens of Palau with improved financial access. (Businesswire)

Key features of the Ripple CBDC Platform include ledger technology built on a private ledger supported by XRPL’s energy-efficient technology. The platform enables issuers to manage the complete life cycle of their digital currencies securely. Financial institutions can participate in inter-institutional settlement and distribution functions, while end users can securely hold and transact digital currencies using wallets.

James Wallis, VP of Central Bank Engagements & CBDCs at Ripple, believes that the platform will address challenges faced by central banks and governments planning CBDC implementations. The innovative capabilities of the platform facilitate instant settlement, reduce risk, and enhance the user experience for sending and receiving digital currency.

Ripple’s CBDC solutions have received recognition in the industry, being ranked first by Juniper Research among 15 CBDC technology providers. The company’s CBDC solutions also ranked highly in CB Insights’ assessment of the best blockchain cross-border payments and CBDCs companies.

Ripple is a crypto solutions company focused on transforming the movement, management, and tokenization of value. Their business solutions offer speed, transparency, and cost-effectiveness, aiming to solve inefficiencies in traditional financial systems. Ripple’s mission is to build crypto solutions that enable a world without economic borders, leveraging carbon-neutral blockchain technology and their green digital asset, XRP.

The XRP Ledger (XRPL) is an open-source, public, and decentralized Layer 1 blockchain managed by a global developer community. It has proven to be efficient, fast, and reliable, making it well-suited for settlement and liquidity of tokenized assets. XRPL supports a range of services and use cases, including payments, decentralized finance, and tokenization.

Related Story:  Ripple Deploys ‘On-Demand Liquidity’ In The Middle East For Instant, Low-Cost Remittances

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