The euro-pegged stablecoin will be the first of its kind in the region and will be available to the bank’s customer base for trading use.
Société Générale, France’s third-largest bank, has debuted its native euro-pegged stablecoin, making it one of the first European banking giants to venture into the stablecoin market.
The EUR CoinVertible (EURCV) stablecoin will debut on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp crypto exchange, the Financial Times reported.
Jean-Marc Stenger, the CEO of Société Générale Forge, stated that the new stablecoin highlights the bank’s role in the evolving crypto domain and stressed the necessity for a stablecoin denominated in euro.
The CEO highlighted that the new stablecoin has been developed with a focus on its usage in settling trades involving digital bonds, funds and various assets.
Axa Investment Managers used EURCV to invest in the bank’s digital green bond. The bond has a value of 10 million euros (around $11 million) and a maturity of three years.