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Director: Prof. Dr. iur. Susan Emmenegger

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CBDC Research Forum Bern

On the 19th of November, the Institute for Civil Law, together with the Department of Economics, organized the “CBDC Research Forum Bern”, bringing together national and international researchers and practitioners. The event was held under Chatham House rule and virtually connected 30 participants from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Italy for talks and discussion.
With the increasing acceptance and usability of virtual currencies, central banks and state actors began to explore and adopt emerging solutions to further digitize financial markets. After China, for example, tested a first prototype of a Central Bank Digital Currency
(CBDC) in practice, the European Central Bank also presented plans to introduce a digital Euro to the public. Similarly, the SNB in cooperation with SIX has been exploring and evaluating DLTs as an alternative CBDC and settlement infrastructure since 2019.
Talks and discussions provided insights into practical developments, case studies and empirical research into emerging CBDC systems.
Furthermore, implications from a financial market, supervisory and civil law perspective were discussed in detail.
Speakers: Raphael Auer (Keynote, BIS), Nino Landerer (SNB), Jonas Groß (University of Bayreuth), Aurelia Brine (University of Marburg), Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht (Basel University), Marco Dell’Erba (University of Zurich), Simon Hess (University of Salzburg) and Christoph Kreiterling (BAFIN).



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