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Ripple Now Base for CBDC Trials in Colombia, Hong Kong, Bhutan, Palau, and Montenegro


Ripple’s XRP Ledger-based CBDC platform expands its reach as Colombia joins Hong Kong, Bhutan, Palau, and Montenegro in launching its pilot project.

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Antony Welfare, the CBDC Advisor at Ripple, took to Twitter to confirm that the XRPL-based platform for central bank digital currency (CBDC) serves as the foundation for the CBDC pilot programs of four different regions and countries, with Colombia being the fifth and latest country.

Specifically, Welfare noted that XRPL is the basis for the pilots in Hong Kong, Bhutan, Palau, and Montenegro, further solidifying Ripple’s position as a frontrunner in CBDCs. This list recently expanded to include Colombia.

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Welfare’s tweet echoed the growing recognition of Ripple’s CBDC platform as a game-changer in the global financial landscape.

Recall that Ripple and Peersyst Technology recently teamed up with the central bank of Colombia to enhance the country’s payment system, which involves CBDC, as reported by The Crypto Basic.

Following Ripple’s new CBDC solution, the XRPL-based solution has garnered significant attention and interest from central banks worldwide, leading to collaborative initiatives in various regions.

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Besides Colombia, Hong Kong and Montenegro are some of the latest regions to embark on pilot projects utilizing Ripple’s XRP Ledger CBDC platform.

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Last month, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority launched a CBDC pilot program for the e-HKD, involving 16 banks and payment firms exploring various use cases. Major banks like HSBC and Hang Seng Bank and technology firms, including Ripple, Alipay (HK), Visa, and Mastercard, will participate. The program aims to maximize eagerness for a potential e-HKD, with an expert group formed to explore topics such as privacy and interoperability.

Similarly, the apex bank of Montenegro confirmed Ripple as a partner in its CBDC pilot program, as reported by The Crypto Basic.

In September 2021, Ripple partnered with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan for CBDC piloting. At about the same time, Ripple secured similar partnerships with the Republic of Palau.

By leveraging Ripple’s CBDC platform, these jurisdictions seek to tap into the unparalleled speed, scalability, and security offered by the XRP Ledger. The potential benefits of blockchain-based CBDCs have gained significant recognition, attracting forward-thinking institutions.

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Abdulkarim Abdulwahab
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Abdulkarim Abdulwahab is a blockchain writer with a specific interest in journalistic writing. He covers breaking events in the crypto community and blockchain industry. Over the past year, he has published over 1,500 short-form and long-form content for Web3 publishing firms.

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