Swiss National Bank and BIS complete digital currency proofs-of-concept

Swiss National Bank and BIS complete digital currency proofs-of-concept

The Swiss National Bank and the BIS don’t want to miss out on possible blockchain-powered benefits for the financial system. The Bank for International Settlements and the Swiss National Bank and are exploring the benefits of implementing a central bank digital currency, or CBDC, using blockchain technology.According to a Dec. 3 announcement, the BIS Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, or BISIH, has successfully completed two proofs-of-concept linking existing payment systems to a distributed ledger and settling tokenized assets with a wholesale CBDC.Known as “Project Helvetia,” the new....


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