Bank of France’s Deputy Governor Discusses CBDC Progress, Regulatory Changes

Bank of France’s Deputy Governor Discusses CBDC Progress, Regulatory Changes

Bank of France Deputy Governor Denis Beau, speaking Thursday at the Paris Blockchain Summit, discussed the progress being made with the central bank digital currency (CBDC) and touched upon possible regulatory changes and the legal framework.

Beau there has been a “hands-on approach” with the bank’s experiment to launch a digital euro for the general public. 

Earlier this year, the Bank of France for CBDC “experiment” applications. The project’s aim was to help France’s central bank understand the risks and mechanisms of CBDCs and also contribute to the eurozone’s digital cash conversation. 

In May, the bank started working closely with Societe Generale to test out digital transactions, tokenization of securities as well as the settlement of a transaction on the private blockchain.

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