Digital Currencies and Fintech

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Speeches, panels and presentations

February 25, 2020

Exploring new ways to pay

Timothy Lane CFA Montreal FinTech RDV 2020 Montréal, Quebec
Deputy Governor Timothy Lane explains how the Bank of Canada is preparing for a future where Canadians may need a digital currency issued by their central bank.
February 25, 2020

Money and Payments in the Digital Age

Remarks Timothy Lane CFA Montréal FinTech RDV2020 Montréal, Quebec
Deputy Governor Timothy Lane explains how the Bank of Canada is preparing for a future where Canadians may need a digital currency issued by their central bank.
December 12, 2019

The Bank of Canada’s plans for 2020

Stephen S. Poloz Empire Club of Canada Toronto, Ontario
In his traditional year-end speech, Governor Stephen S. Poloz described some of the long-term forces affecting the global and Canadian economies that will shape the Bank’s work in 2020.

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In the news

January 21, 2020

Central bank group to assess potential cases for central bank digital currencies

The Bank of Canada announces it is creating a working group with five other central banks and the Bank for International Settlements to assess the potential cases for central bank digital currencies.
Content Type(s): Press, Announcements Topic(s): Digital Currencies and Fintech
May 2, 2019

Central Banks of Canada and Singapore conduct successful experiment for cross-border payments using Distributed Ledger Technology

This joint press release highlights the findings of the Jasper-Ubin experiment on cross-border, cross-currency payments using distributed ledger technology (DLT).
November 15, 2018

The Bank of Canada, Bank of England and Monetary Authority of Singapore share assessment on emerging opportunities for digital transformation in cross-border payments

This joint press release describes a preliminary report on the findings of the fourth phase of the Project Jasper research initiative.

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