Issue BriefSep 28, 2022
Privacy in cross-border digital currency: A transatlantic approach
By Giulia Fanti and Nadia Pocher
As a growing number of countries explore Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) for the domestic context, multi-country cross-border CBDCs pilots are also proliferating. Cross-border CBDCs could make cross-border payments faster, cheaper, and simpler.
Giulia Fanti is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests span the security, privacy, and efficiency of distributed systems. She is a two-time fellow of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity and a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. Her work has been recognized with best paper awards, a Sloan Research Fellowship, an Intel Rising Star Faculty Research Award, a US Air Force Research Laboratory Young Investigator Grant, and faculty research awards from Google and JP Morgan Chase. She obtained her PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley and her BS in electrical and computer engineering from Olin College of Engineering.