World Bank issues first digital bonds on Euroclear’s platform

Distributed ledger technology has potential to improve securities processing


The World Bank issued the first digital securities on Euroclear’s new distributed ledger technology platform on October 24, raising €100 million ($106 million).

Euroclear’s Digital Financial Market Infrastructure (D-FMI) allows digital international securities to be created, issued and settled. 

TD Securities, an investment bank, was the dealer for the transaction and Citibank was the paying and issuer agent, for investors from North America and Europe.  

Digitisation has the potential to

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