The dawn of digital currency

A quarter of a century ago, a window into the money of the future opened in Disney World’s twin town in England, Swindon. 

Yes, Swindon.

Last week saw the Silver Jubilee of the launch of the world’s first central bank digital currency (CBDC), Mondex, in my home town of Swindon. I sure a great many people have never heard of it, but it is important to remember what was an important milestone on the road to digital money worldwide.

Dave Birch.

To celebrate Mondex’s Silver Jubilee, Dave has published a blog: The Dawn of Digital Currency and Consult Hyperion have posted a podcast: 25 years ago Mondex was launched.

The blog and the podcast are more than a nostalgic look at money and Swindon in the 1990’s. The trials and findings help us frame our thinking about digital currency. 

As Dave says the real discussion is when, not if and in what form we might see digital currency.

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