Most Influential 2021: Serey Chea

Project Bakong stands apart from other nation digital currency experiments. Chea brought Cambodia’s moonshot into being.

Dec 9, 2021
CoinDesk Insights

Serey Chea is deputy director general at the National Bank of Cambodia, which is taking a unique approach to a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with its Project Bakong. Chea is adamant that the nation’s digital currency, built on the Hyperledger distributed ledger, isn’t a CBDC, but is working to bring basic financial services to Cambodia, where nearly 80% of the population is unbanked.

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