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Digital Euro Association partners with the Digital Pound Foundation

Frankfurt and London, Tuesday 15 February 2022: The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is delighted to announce its partnership with the UK-based Digital Pound Foundation (DPF). Through the partnership, the DEA believes that enhanced exchange of ideas and cooperation can be created. While the DEA primarily seeks to impact the discussion around a digital euro in the Eurozone, the Digital Pound Foundation focuses on the well designed implementation of a digital pound. 

Thanks to its outstanding partners and members, the Digital Pound Foundation can contribute valuable inputs to the debate around the digital euro. Examples ripe for cross-border discussion include concrete design questions around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), as well as recommendations for action around CBDCs and stablecoins. The partnership includes mutual cooperation in one another's working groups as well as plans for joint research and education programs.

Jonas Gross, Chairman of the Digital Euro Association commented: "Our partnership with the Digital Pound Foundation marks another milestone in DEA's development. We are truly convinced that discussions around digital currencies should not only focus on one’s own jurisdiction but also include a broader perspective. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Digital Pound Foundation which has positioned itself as an important backbone for the discussion around digital currencies in the UK".

Jannah Patchay, Originating Member and Policy Lead for the Digital Pound Foundation added: "The development of a digital Pound - whether public or private - will create opportunities for the UK to build on its economic strengths globally. As such, the creation and execution of a digital Pound will inevitably be influenced by what is happening in other countries around the world. The DPF recognises the importance of knowledge-sharing and joint exploration with its counterparts in other jurisdictions. We are delighted to be partnering with the Digital Euro Association, and look forward to our collaboration on this shared journey. "


About the Digital Euro Association

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money based in Frankfurt, Germany. In particular, it focuses on the digital euro. Its mission is to contribute to the public and political discourse through research, education, and by providing a platform and community for policy-makers, technologists, and economists to discuss digital money-related topics. The DEA is committed to independence and excellence, aiming to set the agenda and to shape policy by encouraging new ideas and forward-thinking in the field of digital money. 

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About The Digital Pound Foundation

The Digital Pound Foundation was incorporated on 22 June 2021. It is an independent, non-profit organisation which works with a variety of stakeholders and participants towards the implementation of a well-designed digital Pound.

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Media Contacts:

Digital Euro Association e.V.
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6
60313 Frankfurt am Main

The Realization Group on behalf of the DPF:
Helen Disney
The Realization Group 
Tel: +44 (0)7792 376546

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