Fungibility and Interoperability in the Digital Money Ecosystem

Fungibility and Interoperability in the Digital Money Ecosystem

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In this DPF and DEA panel, Jannah Patchay talks to experts about fungibility and interoperability of digital currencies.

About this event

In this joint webinar co-hosted by the Digital Euro Association and the Digital Pound Foundation, as part of a series of partnership collaborations, we will explore the concepts of fungibility and interoperability, how they interrelate, and why they are important considerations for the future of new forms of digital money in any jurisdiction. Fungibility is not something that is often considered in depth in discussions of digital money - yet it’s fundamental to how our systems of money work today, and to our ability to transact easily, seamlessly and transparently between existing public (i.e. cash and central bank reserves) and private (i.e. commercial bank) money. It’s so fundamental, in fact, that most people don’t even consider or question how this system works at present.

Our panelists will dive into the following questions, amongst others: :

  • What is fungibility and why does it matter when we consider the relationship between public and private forms of money? (i.e. CBDCs and stablecoins)
  • Which fungibility considerations are there for a digital Euro or a digital Pound?
  • How can a jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework support fungibility between CBDC and stablecoins?
  • What’s the difference between fungibility and interoperability?
  • How can interoperability support fungibility, to create a healthy and diverse ecosystem for new forms of digital money?

During the webinar, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.

Participants of the webinar


  • Jannah Patchay (Policy Lead and Originating Member, Digital Pound Foundation)

Location and date

Location: Online. Details for the live broadcast will be sent to you on the day of the event (no prior software installation required)

Date: July 7, 2022

Time: 17h00–18h30 (CET) | 16h00-17h30 (BST)

Language: English


17:00 – Welcoming address (Jannah Patchay, DPF)

17:05 – Panel discussion “Fungibility and Interoperability in the Digital Money Ecosystem”

18:15 – Q&A

18:30 – End of webinar

Tickets and registration

Required via Eventbrite; you will receive the URL for the online panel in advance.

Who should participate?

  • Researchers and scholars from academia in the fields of finance, policy & regulation, economics, geopolitics and management with a particular interest in digital money, CBDC and stablecoins
  • Leaders and managers from financial services and payment providers and the capital markets industry
  • Associates and analysts from investment banks and consulting firms (national and international departments)
  • Consultants and lawyers with a focus on digital currency regulation
  • Other groups of people with an interest in capital markets, crypto assets, technology, and digitization


Digital Euro Association



About the Digital Euro Association

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in crypto assets, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and other forms of digital money. Our mission is to contribute to the public and political discourse through research, education, and by providing a platform for discussion and a community for policy-makers, technologists, and economists. We are 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. We deal with new and innovative topics such as the digital, programmable Euro and Diem, but also with “classical” crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ether. More information on the Digital Euro Association can be found on our website, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the Digital Pound Foundation

The Digital Pound Foundation is an independent member-led organisation, incorporated on 22 June 2021 to work with a range of stakeholders and participants towards the implementation of a well-designed digital Pound, and an effective and diverse ecosystem for both public and private new forms of digital money in the UK. The Digital Pound Foundation is unique in proposing a model whereby the public and private sectors can fully engage in the design, development and adoption of a digital Pound, thus contributing to its successful roll-out and helping drive forward the UK’s transition to a digital economy. More information on the Digital Pound Foundation can be found on the website, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Privacy policy: By registering for this event, you agree to receive emails from the Digital Pound Foundation and the Digital Euro Association.

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