Euroclear & World Bank's €100M Digital Bond on Blockchain
Euroclear partners with the World Bank for a groundbreaking €100 million digital bond issuance, fusing DeFi with TradFi for increased efficiency, transparency, and accessibility. A major European clearinghouse, Euroclear, and the World Bank collaborated to launch a tokenised securities issuance service. The highlight is a €100 million digital bond, revealed in a press release.
Euroclear's Digital Securities Issuance (D-SI) unit takes the lead, managing fully digital financial assets through distributed ledgers. Distributed ledgers offer independence to network participants, making updates a breeze.
The World Bank's IBRD leverages the bond to fund sustainable development projects. This bond thrives on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, proving its mainstream viability.
Citi takes on the role of issuer agent and investment manager, while TD Securities acts as the dealer. R3’s Corda blockchain powers this digital bond issuance, reaffirming the blockchain's trustworthiness.
Euroclear's CEO, Lieve Mostrey, highlights the significance, stating, "Today’s launch marks an important moment for our clients and for the potential of digital assets." They aim to empower investors, foster market transparency, and support growth. The convergence of traditional finance and digital assets is growing. Tokenising real-world assets on blockchain infrastructure enhances efficiency, reduces operational costs, and boosts accessibility and transparency.
The tokenised asset market is on a rapid growth trajectory, with predictions valuing it between $3.5 trillion to $10 trillion by the decade's end. Sign up for our newsletter and keep checking our website for the latest news and content. Stay ahead of the curve and don't miss out on more industry insights!