Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa-International Settlements Using Multi-CBDCs-Project Dunbar

The project name is "Dunbar" that brings together the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and South African Reserve Bank with the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub to test the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) for international settlements. 

The project will work with different partners to develop technical prototypes on different distributed ledger technology platforms. It will also traverse different governance and operating designs that would enable central banks to share CBDC infrastructures, benefitting from the collaboration between public and private sector experts in different jurisdictions and areas of operation.

Project Dunbar's work will explore the international dimension of CBDC design and support the efforts of the G20 roadmap for enhancing cross-border payments. Its results, expected to be published in early 2022, will inform the development of future platforms for global and regional settlements. Technical prototypes of the shared platforms, developed in collaboration with different technology partners, will be demonstrated at the Singapore FinTech Festival in November 2021.

‘We are pleased to collaborate with the BIS Innovation Hub and the central bank partners on this important initiative to explore how a shared platform for multiple CBDCs could be used to improve the speed, cost and transparency of wholesale cross-border transactions. Enhancing cross-border payments has become a priority for the international regulatory community and something that we are very focused on in our domestic policy work,’ said Michele Bullock, Assistant Governor (Financial System), Reserve Bank of Australia.

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