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Digital Euro Association partners with GIFT

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is delighted to announce it's partnership with the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum.

GIFT is a diverse and inclusive non-profit fintech forum with members from 65 countries across all regions. GIFT has been a pioneer in creating a platform for deepening the fintech ecosystem, building global bridges, fostering cutting edge thought leadership and enabling global knowledge sharing towards facilitating social, financial and digital inclusion. The DEA’s partnership with GIFT will include, amongst others, joint educational efforts around digital currencies, knowledge exchange, and furthering the DEA’s mission of encouraging new ideas and forward-thinking in the field of digital money.

Malik Khan Kotadia, Chairman of the Global Impact Fintech (GIFT) Forum, said at the joint signing ceremony, that he is pleased with the strides that GIFT has made in the last few years and that GIFT’s growth is reaffirmed by this partnership with the Digital Euro Association (DEA). “We look forward to the breadth of knowledge that the DEA will bring to the GIFT network of marquee partners in the areas of central bank digital currencies and other forms of digital money”.

DEA Chairman Jonas Gross noted that he was thrilled to expand the Digital Euro Association’s global network of influential partners. “The partnership with the Global Impact Fintech Forum reaffirms our commitment to develop and collaborate with a community of interdisciplinary experts to further knowledge-exchange about the digital euro and digital money in general. We look forward to developing a long and fruitful relationship with GIFT”.


About the DEA

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. It is the DEA's mission 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. 


About GIFT

GIFT is one of the most diverse and inclusive non-profit fintech forums globally, with high caliber members from 65 countries across all regions. Members include leaders from the entire spectrum of the digital finance and innovation ecosystem: Banks, Regulators, Central Banks, Multilateral Agencies (IFC, ADB, UNCDF, IDB, IMF etc), Fintech and blockchain companies, Angel Investors, VCs, thought leaders and Academia.

GIFT operates on 4 key Pillars: 4 Cs

    • Content (thought leadership, knowledge sharing, best practices)
    • Community: Connections, communication, networking
    • Cooperation and collaboration: Intra and inter regional
    • Causes: Leverage technology for impact and inclusion


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