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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Digital Fiat Currency Showcase: Use cases and architecture options
Geneva, Switzerland, 13 June 2019

Contact: tsbevents@itu.int 

08:30 - 09:30Registration
09:30 - 10:00Opening & Welcome
10:00 - 10:30
​Coffee Break and Group Photo
10:30 - 12:15Session 1: Retail Central Bank Digital Currency Architecture
The main objective of this session is to consider the use case and architecture options for retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Some of this issues that need to be addressed by Central Banks are whether cash and commercial bank deposits would be exchangeable for a CBDC at a 1:1 ratio, whether or not a CBDC would be interest bearing and whether to issue the digital currency directly or via commercial banks. The session will also consider the architecture options for both account or token based CBDCs. The example of Tunisia’s pilot project on Retail CBDC will be discussed as a demonstration of how these issues have been approached in-market. 
Moderator: Sami Trimech, AICTO ​
12:15 - 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency Architecture
This session will analyse the applications for Wholesale CBDC and the architecture options for implementation. The session will consider some pilot projects on Wholesale CBDC and their reference architectures, focusing on the technology implementation.
Moderator: Klaus Loeber, Chairman of Digital Innovation Working Group, BIS [ Biography ]
15:45 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00Session 3: Cross Border Central Bank Digital Currency
This session will discuss the potential applications for Crossborder CBDC and the architecture options for implementation. Pilot projects in regional jurisdictions will be considered and the technological options and implications of the models will be explained. 
Moderator: Mikhail Mironov, Everitoken, SMC Capital [ Biography​ ] 
​17:00 - 17:30
Fireside Chat: Spotlight on Security for DFC

Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief Study Group Dept, TSB, ITU  [ Biography ]
17:30 - 18:15 Closing Session: Beyond FG DFC
As the FG DFC closes its work, the session discusses continued efforts which leverage the work of the FG and points toward in-market ​applications and options for sustaining the FG DFC stakeholder ecosystem.

Moderator: Carolyn McMahon, Director, CHM Impact Consulting
18:15 - 20:00
Networking Cocktail​