French Firm Launches Euro Stablecoin With Monthly Attestations From PwC

The issuer claims EUR-L is the first France-originated digital asset pegged to the euro.

Mar 18, 2021 at 2:17 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:28 p.m. UTC

A new euro-backed stablecoin has been developed through a partnership between the Lugh Company and crypto trading platform Coinhouse, both based in France.

  • According to an announcement Thursday, the Lugh (EUR-L) stablecoin will be anchored to euro reserves held in an account with Societe Generale.
  • PwC France & Maghreb is providing attestations of the backing on a monthly basis, a PwC representative confirmed to CoinDesk.
  • The Lugh Company claims EUR-L is the first France-originated digital asset pegged to the euro.
  • The stablecoin has been “presented to the French regulatory authorities,” with Lugh saying it plans to comply with the current regulatory framework.
  • The EUR-L stablecoin will be initially available through the Coinhouse platform for traders and investors looking to hedge against volatility, said the firm.
  • The token is built on the Tezos blockchain, with technical assistance from Nomadic Labs.
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