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Sweden is working with DLT for its CBDC proof-of-concept



Sweden’s central bank deputy governor recently updated the public on the country’s CBDC exploration.
Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs, were the talk of the town for many in crypto and banking in 2020, with Sweden’s prospective e-krona one of the frontrunners. Sweden’s central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, is investigating distributed ledger technology, or DLT, for its CBDC proof-of-concept, the bank’s deputy governor confirmed today. 
“The technology we use is the DLT called Corda,” Cecilia Skingsley, the deputy governor of Sweden’s central bank, said on Wednesday during a CfC St. Moritz conference panel. She did, however, decline to turn the announcement into a full-bore advertisement for Corda:
The Riksbank teamed up with blockchain consulting outfit Accenture in late 2019 for its CBDC endeavors. The bank has put in slightly more than 12 months of work on its e-krona proof-of-concept, Skingsley noted.
The nation has been working on a CBDC for years already. Last year yielded a number of headlines on Sweden’s e-krona development. Back in December 2020, the country’s leaders began evaluating the ramifications around introducing a CBDC.
Skingsley, however, clarified that the country has not yet confirmed its decision to issue a CBDC. She said:
The past year saw CBDC interest from many countries into what resembles a race, with China taking significant steps forward.


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