French central bank opens call for central bank digital currency applications

The Bank of France has released a collection of application cases for the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) experiment to further explore the potential of CBDC. The solicitation application will be submitted by May 15th, and an interview for qualified applications will be launched in June. The selected applications will be publicly announced on July 10. This experimental solicitation is to explore the potential of the technology and identify specific cases where CBDC is integrated into the process of clearing and clearing tokenized financial assets. The results of these experiments will be of reference to the potential implementation of CBDC in Europe. The Bank of France believes that any decision to create a CBDC is a matter under the EU system.