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Exploring Central Bank Digital Currencies: Concepts, Frameworks, Models, and Challenges

Exploring Central Bank Digital Currencies: Concepts, Frameworks, Models, and Challenges
Author(s)/Editor(s): Guneet Kaur (University of Stirling, UK), Pooja Lekhi (University Canada West, Canada)and Simriti Popli (Kaplan International College, UK)
Copyright: ©2024
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-1882-9
ISBN13: 9798369318829
EISBN13: 9798369318836


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In the ever-evolving landscape of global finance, the rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) has introduced a myriad of challenges that demand immediate scholarly attention. The accelerating pace of digital transformation, coupled with the intricate dynamics of these novel currencies, poses significant hurdles in their widespread adoption. From privacy concerns to the technological complexities involved, the academic community finds itself at the forefront of deciphering the multifaceted challenges inherent in the CBDC landscape. Addressing this imperative need for comprehensive analysis is the groundbreaking publication, Exploring Central Bank Digital Currencies: Concepts, Frameworks, Models, and Challenges.

Within the pages of this compelling work, scholars will encounter a meticulous exploration of the intricate evolution of money, navigating from traditional barter systems to the digital era. The catalytic role of Bitcoin in reshaping the financial landscape serves as a cornerstone, laying the foundation for a profound understanding of the cryptocurrency fundamentals that underpin CBDCs. This book delves into the conceptual frameworks and technological models shaping CBDCs, aiming to illuminate the complex challenges faced by central banks, governments, and financial institutions in their pursuit of digital currency integration.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Guneet Kaur (Ed.)
Guneet Kaur is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in both industry and academia. As an editor at Cointelegraph, she is committed to empowering DeFi, crypto, and blockchain enthusiasts with great insights. Additionally, she has been actively involved in academia, co-editing books and authoring book chapters, published by IGI Global. She has also served as an assessor for blockchain courses by The Economist, and as head coach for blockchain and crypto-related courses by the Institute for Management Development. With a background in financial technology, corporate finance, and investment management, Guneet brings a unique perspective to the fields of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. She holds an MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech) and MBA in Finance & Marketing, as well as certifications in AML FinTech Compliance, Banking and Credit Analysis, and Capital Markets and Securities Analysis. Guneet's passion for education and professional development is evidenced by her involvement in multiple blockchain-related initiatives, as well as her work as a mentor and coach. She is a sought-after speaker and has presented at conferences and events worldwide.

Pooja Lekhi (Ed.)
Pooja Lekhi (Ph.D.) is a proficient professional with over nine years of experience in teaching and research within the business administration field, specializing in finance. She currently holds the positions of Vice Chair in the Department of Quantitative Studies and finance professor at University Canada West. Backed by a strong academic foundation and a comprehensive grasp of effective pedagogical and assessment methodologies, she adeptly communicates intricate technical and financial concepts with clarity. Her instructional responsibilities embrace both management and finance courses. She possesses a Ph.D. in business administration (finance) and a master's in business administration (finance) from Punjab Technical University in India. Her contributions numerous published research articles, magazine pieces, and book reviews. Moreover, she's frequently cited in various international media outlets, including,, and Her research interests span analyzing asset quality management practices in banks, evaluating banks' loan and investment portfolios, along with exploring cryptocurrencies and financial technologies.

Simriti Popli (Ed.)
Simriti Popli (Ph.D) is an academician with over ten years of expertise in teaching and research, creating effective learning opportunities for postgraduate courses. She is currently a Business Lecturer at Kaplan International College in London. She has taught for more than 7 years at Guru Nanak Dev University College, India.  Her professional trajectory has been defined by various accomplishments, including being the author of the best paper award. She has written research papers for Scopus-indexed journals, UGC Care, and book chapters. She has also participated in several international and national conferences and research workshops. She holds a PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from Lovely Professional University in India and a Master's degree in Marketing from APJ Institute of Management in India. Her research area includes corporate social responsibility, personal values, sustainability and branding. Gained industry experience of two years as a Business Development Manager for a sports firm working with organization's core values and beliefs.


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