Markets

Banque de France demonstrates potential for bonds to be settled on blockchain

By Farah Khalique
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A novel experiment to settle French treasury bonds on a blockchain using a CBDC has market players excited about its potential to transform staid bond markets. Nevertheless, legal, political and technological challenges remain. 

Global bond markets were worth a whopping $123.5tn in 2020, with long-term bond issuance rising to $27.3tn, ...

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