It has been revealed the fact that Societe Generale is about to become the first TradFi bank to launch a stablecoin. Check out the latest reports about the matter below.

Societe Generale, the first TradFi bank to launch a stablecoin

French bank Societe Generale (SocGen) has reportedly become the first traditional finance institution to issue its own Euro-pegged stablecoin.

The digital asset, called the EUR ConVertible, has been launched on the Luxembourg-based crypto exchange Bitstamp.

This move marks a significant step for traditional finance banks into the world of stablecoins, which has previously been dominated by crypto firms such as Tether (USDT) and Circle (USDC).

As stated by Jean-Marc Stenger, chief executive of SocGen Forge, the bank’s digital assets unit, to The Financial Times:

“The crypto ecosystem is highly concentrated on a few existing stablecoins, 90% denominated in US dollars… We definitely think that there is a place for a bank in this field and there is a place for a Euro [denominated] stablecoin.”

Societe Generale plans to use EUR ConVertible, a new stablecoin, to settle trades involving digital bonds and assets, according to Stenger.

The stablecoin will also comply with the EU’s MiCA laws, which are set to take effect next year.

It is also worth noting the fact that, EUR ConVertible is designed to be compatible with different platforms and financial institutions, and the holders of the stablecoin will not face any exposure to the bank.

Recently, Societe Generale also issued the first-ever digital green bond over the Ethereum blockchain to increase transparency and traceability surrounding ESG data, according to the latest reports coming from the online publication the Daily Hodl.

Stay tuned for more news from the crypto space, as things are about to get juicy just ahead of the much-awaited approval of a BTC ETF by the SEC.

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