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ECB Taps Amazon, Four Others to Pitch Digital Euro Prototype

Sept. 17, 2022, 9:07 AM

US tech giant Amazon is among the five companies the European Central Bank has chosen to develop a prototype for a digital euro.

Spain’s CaixaBank, France’s Worldline SA, Italy’s Nexi S.p.A. and EPI, a consortium of banks and third-party acquirers, join Amazon in winning a bid to develop prototypes, with each company focusing on a specific digital use for the euro-area currency. The five were chosen from a pool of 54 front-end providers who submitted applications in April, the ECB said in a statement.

“The aim of this prototyping exercise is to test how well the technology ...