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French Central Bank Succeeds in CBDC Experiment in the Issuance of a Government Bond

French Central Bank Succeeds in CBDC Experiment in the Issuance of a Government Bond

Jun 25, 2021

The Banque de France or Bank of France, the central bank of France, has prospered in undertaking an experiment on using a central bank digital currency (CBDC) to issue a French government bond.

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France and Switzerland Launches Cross-Border Central Bank Digital Currency Trials

France and Switzerland Launches Cross-Border Central Bank Digital Currency Trials

Jun 11, 2021

The Central Bank of France and Switzerland have launched a joint cross-border CBDC trial.

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Bank of France Announces HSBC, Accenture Among the 8 Successful Applicants of the CBDC Experimentation Program

Bank of France Announces HSBC, Accenture Among the 8 Successful Applicants of the CBDC Experimentation Program

Jul 20, 2020

Earlier this year, Banque de France, the French central bank launched a program of experiments to test out the potential central bank digital money aimed for interbank settlements. The program of experiments was launched in late March 2020, where the central bank asked participants to submit their applications before May 15, 2020. The French central bank is open to test out new technology, although it did not specify using blockchain.

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Bank of France Becomes the First to Successfully Test Out the Digital Euro on Blockchain

Bank of France Becomes the First to Successfully Test Out the Digital Euro on Blockchain

May 21, 2020

The French Central Bank, Banque de France has recently successfully trialed a central bank digital currency (CBDC) – the digital euro, operating on a blockchain. The Bank of France experimented with the use of a central bank digital currency to test a sale of securities, which was carried out by Société Générale Forge. Banque de France launched a program of experiments to test out potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) aimed for interbank settlements. Potential participants have been invited to submit their applications to experiment with the use of a digital euro.

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Bank of France Tests Out Potential Central Bank Digital Currency by Launching Experiment Program

Bank of France Tests Out Potential Central Bank Digital Currency by Launching Experiment Program

Mar 31, 2020

The Bank of France (Banque de France) is launching a program of experiments testing out a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) aimed for interbank settlements. Potential participants are being invited to submit their applications, as the Bank of France is calling for applications to experiment with the use of a digital euro.

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