Euroclear launches digital securities issuance service, settles World Bank bond

Euroclear has launched a digital securities issuance service and settled a 100-million-euro ($106 million) digital World Bank bond. This is the first step in the Brussels-based settlement house’s digital infrastructure strategy, it said.

The three-year bond, which is being called a digitally native note, was issued by World Bank lending arm International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to raise funds for sustainable development. It was listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and was completed on Oct. 23.

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