Swedish central bank selects Accenture as partner for e-krona pilot

Thursday 19 December 2019 14:28 CET | News

Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, has turned to Accenture to trial its digital currency e-krona.

A technical platform with a user interface will be developed in the first year of the trial. This will be used to test e-krona payments through mobile phone, card, and watch.

The initial phase of the project will run to 31 December 2020.

The initiative could also be extended for a further six years if the central bank intends to test new functions. However, Riksbank stressed that it has not taken a final decision on the issuance of the digital currency.

More: Link

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Keywords: Riksbank, Accenture, e-krona, payments , digital currency
Categories: Banking & Fintech
Countries: Sweden
This article is part of category

Banking & Fintech

Industry Events