• Ripple has partnered with the Digital Euro Association (DEA) to develop a whitepaper on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).
• The whitepaper puts a greater focus on privacy to gain user trust and allay concerns over government surveillance.
• Ripple proposes the use of blockchain technology to address privacy-related matters in a CBDC system.
Ripple Supports Digital Euro Development
Ripple has recently announced its partnership with the Digital Euro Association (DEA) to develop a whitepaper that would explore Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The whitepaper puts a greater focus on privacy as it is essential for users’ trust and will allay any fears of government surveillance. To address these issues, Ripple proposes the use of blockchain technology in CBDC systems.
Privacy an Important Consideration for CBDCs
Global interest in CBDCs has grown significantly in recent years, making privacy an important consideration for their successful adoption, use, and implementation. To address concerns related to privacy in this context, Ripple and DEA have collaborated together to set some minimum standards for CBDC privacy across the world. Leveraging blockchain technology and encryption methods can help ensure user privacy when using CBDCs.
Ripple Director of Product Management Contributes Expertise
Anthony Ralphs, Ripple’s Director of CBDC Product Management, has contributed his expertise and research towards developing this whitepaper. With different countries indigenously working on their own versions of CBDCS, they have approached the issue of privacy from different angles, which is why both parties have decided to come together and create some common global standards.
Leveraging Blockchain Technology & Encryption Methods
To ensure user privacy when using CBDCS, Ripple proposes leveraging blockchain technology as well as encryption methods such as zero-knowledge proofs or other cryptographic primitives like homomorphic encryption or secure multi-party computation protocols that could be used by central banks if needed .
By partnering with the DEA and releasing this whitepaper on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Ripple hopes to make this new form of digital currency more accessible by ensuring user trust through its commitment towards better privacy standards around the world .