The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has chosen ConsenSys for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) payment network project.
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According to an official press release, ConsenSys will work on the second implementation phase of Project Inthanon-LionRock, signed between the HKMA and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) in May 2019. The blockchain-focused company will reportedly collaborate on the project with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Forms HK.
"Using its enterprise Ethereum stack, ConsenSys will test solutions that prioritize scalability, security, and interoperability," ConsenSys said.
In August 2020, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a license to crypto firm OSL Digital Securities, a unit of Fidelity-backed BC group, to offer digital assets services.
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