Australian central bank to launch ‘live pilot’ of CBDC in coming months
Australia’s central bank is set to launch a “live pilot” of a central bank digital currency “in the coming months,” according to a joint statement from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre, an Australian financial research institute.
The RBA said on March 2 that it was collaborating with the DFCRC on a research project to “explore potential use cases and economic benefits of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Australia.”
The pilot project will commence on Mar. 31 and finish on May. 31, with a final report on the findings, including an assessment of the various use cases developed, set to be published on Jun. 30.