Central Banking

BoJ and ECB collaborate on distributed ledger tech

Yves Mersch
ECB executive board member Yves Mersch said the bank is ready to embrace future technology

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) have launched a joint research project to study the possibility of running central bank market infrastructure platforms in a distributed ledger (DL) environment.

"The Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the ECB and the Payment and Settlement Systems Department of the BoJ have agreed to launch a joint research project," says a December 7 statement by the BoJ.

The project aims to define how new technologies can

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