According to a statement on Mar. 9, bank messaging platform Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, or SWIFT, disclosed that the financial institution witnessed positive results related to its pilot test of linking different central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
During a 12-week testing period, SWIFT simulated nearly 5,000 transactions between two different blockchain networks and existing fiat payment systems. Over 18 financial institutions worldwide participated in the study, including the Royal Bank of Canada, Banque de France, Société Générale, BNP Paribas (OTC:BNPQY), Monetary Authority of Singapore, HSBC, Deutsche Bundesbank, NatWest, and more. As told by SWIFT:
Payment flow of the SWIFT CBDC connector | Source: SWIFT