The Case: Launching a Pilot CBDC Payment Platform for Tunisia

That is the story of how Velmie empowered the Tunisian Central Bank with blockchain payment software to run a pilot project of introducing CDBC wallet.

CBDC Software Development

What is CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency or National Digital Currency)?

Thus, CBDC provides multiple benefits like faster, less costly transactions and high security. Moreover, this approach is also able to enhance financial inclusion because there’s no need for people to have a bank account to hold such currencies.

This makes a national digital currency a prospective solution for many developing countries and those with a significant proportion of the population who don’t have access to affordable and secure payment services. Tunisia follows in the footsteps of other countries looking to leverage blockchain technology to become cashless economies. For them, digital currency could combat money-laundering, decrease the country’s gray economy, and at the same time empower women and weaker segments of the Tunisian population.

The Challenges Faced

  • Tunisian currency TND is a non-convertible currency.
  • Tunisians living in Tunisia are not allowed to have a bank account or a virtual wallet that isn’t under the Tunisian financial regulation.
  • Cryptocurrency is not officially authorized to be introduced or even used in Tunisia.
  • Heavy regulation to prevent money laundering is discouraging innovative solutions to be fostered or introduced.

Together with DigiCash and the Central Bank of Tunisia, they set up a working group to study blockchain, digital payments, and cryptocurrencies to explore how to leverage this technology in order to address the challenges and create a national digital currency.

The Solution to Introduce Digital Payment System on Blockchain

Thus, the client partnered with Velmie to run a pilot project that enables mobile payments through a private blockchain network across the country. We developed a crafted solution that supports simpler, more secure ways of initiating payments.

Why Blockchain?

  • Blockchain is a P2P-based technology and is not a cryptocurrency that might need to be regulated.
  • Different levels of decentralization -> Distributed Ledgers.
  • Level 1: Permissioned, Private, Shared Ledgers.
  • Level 2: Permissioned, Public, Shared Ledgers
  • Level 3: Permission-less, Public, Shared Ledgers.
  • Possible implementation considering sovereignty requirements in emergent economies.
  • Possible adoption by the UPU .POST Community: PostTransfer Systems.

Mobile Payment Platform Features:

  • Private blockchain network on Hyperledger for fast and secure transactional processing.
  • Microservices architecture to effectively handle product updates and growth.
  • Web interface and mobile wallet apps for iOS and Android.
  • Security best practices implemented.
  • Compliance-ready software.

Central Bank Digital Currency Improving Financial Services Accessibility

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