The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), in collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Bank of Thailand, and the Digital Currency Institute of the People’s Bank of China, has launched the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) platform of the mBridge project – a multi-central bank digital currency (CBDC) common platform for wholesale cross-border payments and settlement. This marks the debut of the first multi-CBDC platform to reach the MVP phase, ready for use by early adopters.