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Swedish central bank uses blockchain to test digital currency

Friday 21 February 2020 | 09:56 CET | News
Update: 21 February 2020 | 12:29 CET
Sweden's Riksbank has begun testing an electronic krona in conjunction with consultancy Accenture, which could lead to the creation of world's first central bank digital currency (CBDC), reported Reuters. The pilot will run until February 2021 and will use blockchain technology, the Riksbank said.

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[21/02/2020 12:29 - Update: Adds comments from Riksbank statement in paragraph 4.]


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