June 5, 2024
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BIS-Led Project mBridge Seeks Private Sector Collaboration

Project mBridge, initiated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in 2021, is now seeking private sector involvement to refine its prototype into a minimum viable product (MVP). The collaboration, which includes central banks from Thailand, the UAE, China, and Hong Kong, aims to address cross-border payment inefficiencies through a multi-central bank digital currency (multi-CBDC) infrastructure. The initiative has also garnered support from the Saudi Arabian central bank and 26 observing members.

Transition to MVP Stage and Private Sector Engagement

The project’s major goal is to reduce inefficiencies in cross-border fiat payments, which include high costs, slow speeds, and operational difficulties. The ultimate goal is to create a multi-CBDC infrastructure that is accessible to everyone.

The key members of mBridge created a prototype platform that allows for real-time, peer-to-peer, cross-border payments and foreign currency transactions after extensive testing with CBDCs. Moreover, private sector firms are invited to propose new solutions and use cases to further enhance the platform’s capabilities.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority CEO Eddie Yue revealed plans to launch the MVP in September 2023, highlighting mBridge’s potential to revolutionize cross-border payments.

Project mBridge participation form. Source: Bank for International Settlements

Integration of Generative AI for Cybersecurity

In a recent report, the BIS suggested that central banks worldwide are increasingly adopting generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools for cybersecurity. These tools have shown promise in enhancing response times to cyber threats and detecting suspicious activities. However, concerns persist regarding the costs associated with implementing such technologies.

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