Central Bank Digital Currencies

Build your Central Bank Digital Currency expertise while learning directly from a world renowned expert.

Here is what you need to know

Many Central Banks are in an ongoing state of developing and implementing digital currencies as a mean of payment, presenting leaders capable of driving change with significant opportunities.

However, leading CBDCs present a host of challenges requiring leaders to posses the right skills, mindset and industry knowledge to drive success. This 8-week programme gives you the necessary skills and knowledge to grasp this opportunity.

The programme is experiential and combines both lectures and projects led by insustry experts, with direct mentoring from the programme director: Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, Board Director and Co-Leader of the Financial Inclusion and CBDCs Working Groups at Global Impact Fintech Forum (GIFT).

With the CBDCs Programme, you will:

All the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a CBDC in one programme

The Central Bank Digital Currencies Programme will dive into all the theoretical, practical and technical knowledge you need to understand and successfully design a CBDC. Central Banks all around the world are experimenting with these new tools, trying replace cash and incrase financial inclusion, the Programme will equip you with a range of tools and methodologies that will allow you to cooperate with these institutions.

You will get the chance to learn and directly apply your knowledge on an end-to-end project, to develop innovative solutions and to lead CBDC projects. You will acquire key capabilities on:

A fast growth programme in Central Bank Digital Currencies

The programme will see participants work both through live online classes with the Senior Lecturer, and during personal study time. Weekly workshops and live sessions will take place to help them contextualise the theoretical learnings of the remote sessions.

The programme will be shaped around the delivery of an end-to-end project, where participants will be asked to propose a design for a CBDC. This design should evaluate its different features and assess the consequences and requirements of its implementation. By the end of the programme, users will have applied their knowledge on a tangible learning outcome that can be further developed.

Live Programme

Join the 8 week live Central Bank Digital Currencies Programme:

  • Understand what are Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Learn the economical and monetary implications of CBDC implementation
  • Explore the different technologies that enable CBDCs
  • Learn about how CBDCs affect countries’ fiscal and privacy policies
  • Get involved in the general debate around CBDCs 
  •  Understand how these new tools will interact with companies and institutions
  • Explore how CBDCs are currently being deployed
  • Learn from Central Banks professionals from all over the world

Programme Outline

Learn the fundamentals about CBDCs, embrace the technologies, develop technical and creative skills. Make your own strategy.

Week 1 - Introduction to CBDCs

Week 2 - Overview of the Main CBDCs Projects

Week 3 - Case Study: Digital Yuan

Week 4 - CBDCs Technical Design & Policy Aspects

Week 5 - CBDCs Possible Functions

Week 6 - Cross-Border Payments Using CBDCs

Week 7 - CBDCs and Privacy

Week 8 - CBDCs and Monetary Policy

Who you will learn from

Learn directly from one of the most renowned experts in CBDCs, who will share key methodologies, theories, process and tips that he has learned and used through his work experience.

Dr. Oriol is a very influential expert in the FinTech sector. Having advised many companies and with a very extensive network across the globe, Oriol works as Board Director and Co-Leader of the Financial Inclusion and CBDCs Working Groups at the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum.

He is also Chairman of the Private Digital Euro Working Group at the Digital Euro Association (D€A), Member of the Board of Advisors at Blockchain for Europe (BC4EU), Strategic Advisor at a Hong Kong-based WealthTech company, Strategic Advisor at Alpha Bright Asset Management (Hong Kong), Research Contributor at the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), Mentor at R3 (Singapore), Mentor at Cyberport (Hong Kong), Mentor at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), FinTech Mentor at F10 Incubator & Accelerator (Singapore), Blockchain Mentor at Tribe (Singapore) and also FinTech Mentor at Rise by Barclays (London and Mumbai).

Oriol is Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), as well as Honorary Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law -AIIFL- at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) as well as FinTech Australia.


Dr. Oriol Caudevilla

Board Director and Co-Leader of the Financial Inclusion and CBDCs Working Groups at GIFT

Industry Experts List Coming Soon

Learn from experts in the Fintech field who have an in-depth knowledge and apply it in their everyday lives. You will be part of industry sessions each week where you will meet and hear insights from top leaders.

What our alumni say about previous CFTE live programmes

The payments specialisation and the Uber Extrapreneurship experience were key factors to help get my new job

It is a really self-reflective experience. It gave me actually much more confidence, in being extremely independent, being actually able to dig into ideas

This two-month experience was fascinating, as it pushed us to think out-of-the-box and pitch something more creatively and in a way which I have never done before. It is definitely this kind of attitude I would love to see replicated in a large organisation as MUFG.

Pricing includes:

A CBDC would preserve the coexistence of sovereign and private money in a digital world. This is not an abstract benefit – it is the basis for financial and monetary stability, ensuring competition and efficiency in payment markets.
– Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

Join the next intake

Take the first step in your career

Employer Sponsorship

Receive full or partial tuition reimbursement for your company
£ 0

Early Bird

Join the live cohort of the Digital Transformation Programme
£ 1,499

Instalment Options

Divide your tuition over up to 6 easy payments
£ 249

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Most frequent questions and answers about our specialisation

You need fill an application form. The application form is made of background, competency and motivation questions that will allow us to evaluate your profile. Then our team will get in touch within 5 days to confirm next steps. We also encourage you to book a call with one of our programme managers to answer any questions you may have.

Anyone can participate regardless their current location. You will receive all the tools and resources you need when you enrol to the course online.

Yes. The programme is part-time and the learning framework has been designed to allow your to learn and prepare for you future product management career.

Our team will get in touch within 5 days. We review applications on a rolling basis, which means that early applicants are more likely to get accepted.

Yes. You will receive the official Fintech Product Manager diploma and become part of an exclusive network of alumni with a project in your porfolio.

Time can vary a lot but we recommend spending at least 4 to 6 hours per week.

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