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Ripple Teams up With Colombia's Central Bank to Create CBDC on XRP Ledger

Thu, 06/15/2023 - 15:25
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Gamza Khanzadaev
Ripple's new partner Banco Republica set to utilize XRP Ledger to digitalize its payment system
Ripple Teams up With Colombia's Central Bank to Create CBDC on XRP Ledger
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Ripple, a prominent player in the crypto payments industry, has unexpectedly joined forces with Banco de la Republica, the central bank of Colombia, in a groundbreaking partnership that has garnered widespread attention. The primary objective of this collaboration is to develop a revolutionary Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) by leveraging the capabilities of the XRP Ledger.

To facilitate this strategic alliance, Colombia's Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies has played a key role in bringing together these two entities. The ultimate aim is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the country's payment infrastructure by harnessing the potential of blockchain technology.

The partnership between Ripple and Banco Republica is scheduled to last until the end of 2023, during which the main emphasis will be on demonstrating the inherent advantages of blockchain technology, such as speed, scalability and transparency.

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This venture seeks to engage and educate various governmental bodies at the national and regional levels, promoting real-world implementations of this transformative technology. Furthermore, it aims to showcase how blockchain technology can revolutionize existing payment systems and transform the management of valuable data.

Ripple's purpose-built CBDC platform, specifically designed for financial organizations, will undergo thorough testing and experimentation within a controlled environment to ensure responsible utilization of public resources.

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Financial analyst, trader and crypto enthusiast.

Gamza graduated with a degree in finance and credit with a specialization in securities and financial derivatives. He then also completed a master's program in banking and asset management.

He wants to have a hand in covering economic and fintech topics, as well as educate more people about cryptocurrencies and blockchain.