Financial services infrastructure

Reimagine how financial transactions are processed, from payments to post-trade processing.

Transforming financial services

For organizations across the globe blockchain represents a completely new way to think about data and operating models. These opportunities vary widely and include the use cases below and more.

Capital markets & exchanges

Deploy and manage collateral with greater visibility, control and the flexibility needed to adapt to regulatory and market changes.

Central bank digital currency (CBDC)

Explore how a new form of digital central bank money can help enable more direct, transparent and efficient payments and foster financial inclusion.

Cross-industry exchanges

Transform a complex web of data collectors and verifiers into a simple collaborative network empowered by a secured, shared data construct.

Trade finance

Join banks, corporates and SME suppliers converging on data-sharing networks to mitigate risk and unlock the future of touchless transactions.

Trade-to-settle

Stabilize your supply chain for greater resiliency and trust, while addressing challenges of liquidity and working capital.

Tokenized digital assets

Enable a new ecosystem of cloud service offerings for ownership, asset transfer, warranties, maintenance and software updates.

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The Digital Dollar Project

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Exploring a US CBDC through pilot projects
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Central bank digital currencies

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) represent a third form of central bank money that mimics the features of bank notes but in a digital form, with the added benefit of built-in properties that can attest to transfer ownership without network connectivity.

With a shared goal of encouraging research and public discussion on the exploration of a United States CBDC, Accenture partnered with the Digital Dollar Foundation to form the Digital Dollar Project. More details can be found in our paper Exploring a US CBDC.

This past year, we hosted two Digital Dollar Live webinars that facilitated discussions among private and public sector thought leaders on what it will take to implement a digital dollar that works within the current banking systems, important technological innovations for policy makers to consider, and how to shape policy in Congress for the future of CBDCs. Watch these webinars to learn different perspectives about the future of money.

Digital Dollar Live II

Digital Dollar Live I

Watch the replay of the first Digital Dollar Live event.

U.S. OCC interpretive letter 1174 on DLT

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an interpretive letter 1174 endorsing the integration of distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled applications with existing banking operations, including the deployment of stable coins and extension of banks’ payments related activities. This endorsement signals that banks need to take stable coins and DLT-enabled financial applications seriously if they want to remain competitive and meet evolving client demands.

To better understand the OCC’s position on DLT platforms, tokens, stable coins, payments, networks and bank balance sheet tokenization, read our perspective on this momentous letter. In this POV we also provide our recommended next steps for what banks may need to consider in their adoption strategies of these cutting-edge technologies.

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SWIFT and Accenture publish joint paper

Exploring central bank digital currencies
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Our leaders

Explore the perspectives and guidance from our blockchain and multiparty systems leaders on the latest trends and innovations transforming financial services infrastructure.

CBDC for commercial banks – part 1: What you need to know

Central bank digital currency is fast-approaching—and here to stay. Learn the benefits and the initiatives pursuing them.

CBDC for commercial banks – part 2: How to prepare

CBDCs take careful consideration and planning to implement at scale. What can commercial banks and other financial enterprises do to prepare?