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Digital Euro Association partners with

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is delighted to announce its partnership with, which is building a financial market infrastructure (FMI) for the digital age. makes inter-bank liquidity visible, enabling wholesale cross-border payments to become faster and more efficient, while reducing settlement risk. The DEA’s partnership with 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.

“Through our partnership with, we look forward to the exchange of insights regarding wholesale CBDCs gained from’s innovative developments in wholesale cross-border and inter-bank payments. This partnership further strengthens our portfolio of technology partners working on CBDC infrastructure solutions, and will positively contribute towards the discussion around a digital euro”, said Conrad Kraft, Executive Director of the Digital Euro Association.

“The trials and tribulations associated with cross-border transactions are well known. As demand increases, we need a way to speed up transaction processes while mitigating settlement risk. We should be aiming to match the speed of domestic payments, or any of the other digital services that we consume day-to-day. To make this a reality, cross-industry collaboration is essential. As such, we are delighted to become part of the DEA to help shape the future of digital money in Europe and further afield,” said Andrew Smith, CTO, 

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 is on a mission to reduce the friction and cost associated with cross-border payments and liquidity management. Built in Microsoft Azure, is building a Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) for the digital age, which supports settlement for a range of uses including intraday liquidity management; emerging market payment vs payment (PvP) FX; derivatives settlement; cross-border commercial payments and more.

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