France, Luxembourg Test CBDC for 100M Euro Bond Issue

France, Luxembourg Test CBDC for 100M Euro Bond Issue

Source: Coindesk France and Luxembourg have used an experimental central bank digital currency (CBDC) to settle a bond worth 100 million euros (US$104 million), the latest in a series of trials in tokenized financial markets. The Venus Initiative “shows how digital assets can be issued, distributed and settled within the eurozone, in a single day” […]

BIS and central banks of France, Singapore and Switzerland to explore cross-border CBDC trading and settlement using DeFi protocols

BIS and central banks of France, Singapore and Switzerland to explore cross-border CBDC trading and settlement using DeFi protocols

Source: BIS The BIS Innovation Hub is launching a new project around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocols as part of its 2022 work programme. Project Mariana explores automated market makers (AMM) for the cross-border exchange of hypothetical Swiss franc, euro and Singapore dollar wholesale CBDCs. It will seek to examine the potential […]

French Central Bank CBDC Projects Aim to Manage DeFi Liquidity, Settle Tokenized Assets

Source: Coindesk The Banque de France Tuesday announced new projects to achieve the benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) used at a wholesale level by banks and financial markets. “A wholesale CBDC could significantly contribute to improving cross-border and cross-currency payments,” Villeroy de Galhau, a governor at the Bank of France, the country’s central […]

Protecting Privacy in New Forms of Digital Money

Protecting Privacy in New Forms of Digital Money

About the event The Digital Pound Foundation is holding the first in its planned series of Roundtable events on Wednesday 21st September at 3pm BST. The purpose of the Roundtables is to bring together experts and industry practitioners in exploring real, practical solutions to the challenges and opportunities arising from the emergence of new forms […]

Banque de France plans pilot wholesale CBDC rollout for 2023

Original Source: Ledger Insights In a speech yesterday, François Villeroy de Galhau, the Governor of the Banque de France outlined the central bank’s expansion of its work on a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC). He wants the central bank to be ready to support the EU’s DLT pilot regime for tokenized securities which comes into force on 23 […]