Minting the future of money

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Welcome to the Digital Currencies Hub

Discover the full potential of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and fiat-backed stablecoins with expert insights, best practices and resources from R3.

Take advantage of the new digital economy

More than 80% of central banks are engaging in some form of CBDC work and some of the largest commercial banks and exchanges in the world have already issued institutional or private stablecoins.

Faster cross-border payments
Liquidity management
Programmable services
T+1 post-trade settlement
Market efficiency & transparency 
Atomic Delivery versus Payment

Regulated market participants are already realizing the 
benefits of digital currencies

World’s first fully licensed Digital Asset Exchange is live

SDX is a fully integrated issuance, trading, settlement, and custody infrastructure for digital assets, regulated by FINMA. Powered by R3’s Corda, SDX integrates digital asset trading, settlement, and custody on a secure, simple and instantaneous infrastructure.

SDX is now live with the world’s first bond issuance using a pure digital part in a fully regulated environment. It is also the first to deliver a single seamless workflow from execution to atomic settlement on ledger.

SIX Digital Exchange goes live on R3’s Corda

Cross-border digital cash solution

Digital Cash eliminates the reliance on SWIFT and correspondent banks using cash tokens to move value between Wells Fargo entities cross-border. It results in settlement without third parties and a reduction in transfer time, costs and points-of-failure.

After successfully completing a pilot in 2020, Wells Fargo launched its internal Digital Cash solution in 2021. The solution allows Wells Fargo to complete internal book transfers of cross-border payments within its global network using tokenized cash, resulting in less transfer time, costs and points of failure.

Wells Fargo digital cash for global payment services

Project Jura: Cross-border settlement

The Banque de France, Swiss National Bank and the BIS Innovation Hub together with Accenture, Credit Suisse, Natixis, R3, Six Digital Exchange and UBS recently completed an experiment using wholesale CBDC to enhance speed, efficiency, and transparency in cross-border settlement.

Cross-border settlement using wholesale CBDC

As a small open economy, Switzerland requires efficient and robust cross‐border payment and settlement arrangements. Project Jura explores how distributed ledger technology can be successfully leveraged to map out how future‐proof cross‐border settlement between financial institutions could look like.​

Andréa M Maechler

Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank 

Discover the power of digital currencies 

To help regulated market participants stay ahead of innovations in digital currencies, R3 has developed the Digital Currency Accelerator. Powered by Corda, the Accelerator offers a suite of capabilities for all stages of digital currency development with two primary types—CBDCs and fiat-backed stablecoins.

Plug into an existing ecosystem of regulated institutions exploring digital currency transactions

With our roots as a bank consortium, R3 has deep expertise working with government entities, regulators, central banks and private sector institutions. With the Digital Currency Accelerator, you gain access to a ‘ready-made’ payments ecosystem convened by R3 and underpinned by Corda—the market leading DLT platform for financial services that is permissioned by design, open core, secure and scalable. 

Connect with R3

R3 is here to support you at every stage of your digital currency journey–from experimentation to production. Our Professional Services team offers a variety of standard and custom SaaS offerings to kick start issuance and development.

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