French Central Bank Job Posting Reveals Digital Currency Program
Banque de France is seeking a blockchain analyst who will help the bank define a program for implementing digital currency.
The French central bank used a CBDC to simulate the settlement of securities trading.
The pilot involved the settlement on a private blockchain of around €2 million.
Running on JPMorgan’s Onyx blockchain, it was the first cross-border CBDC transaction to use automated-market-making smart contracts.
The governor of the Banque de France said private-sector involvement could benefit a future digital euro initiative.
France's central bank is calling for digital currency proposals with an experiment that moves it to the front of Europe's CBDC debate.