Wholesale CBDC to be issued by Swiss National Bank

  • A “wholesale” CBDC’s goal is to connect the financial market infrastructures and streamline transactions so that digital cash token can be instantly swapped with a token representing another financial asset.
  • The prototype included five commercial banks—including Citi and Goldman Sachs—cementing their desire to get into the CBDC space. 

The SNB wants to explore using private money as a settlement asset for tokenized transactions.

  • The central bank referred to this as ‘private Swiss franc token money’ that would be one-to-one backed at the central bank. 

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