ECB selects external companies for joint prototyping of user interfaces for a digital euro

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The European Central Bank (ECB) will collaborate with five companies to develop potential user interfaces for the digital euro.

The aim of this prototyping exercise is to test how well the technology behind a digital euro integrates with prototypes developed by companies. Simulated transactions will be initiated using the front-end prototypes developed by the five companies and processed through the Eurosystem’s interface and back-end infrastructure. There are no plans to re-use the prototypes in the subsequent phases of the digital euro project.

Together with the ECB team, the selected companies will each focus on one specific use case of a digital euro:

peer-to-peer online payments – CaixaBank;
peer-to-peer offline payments – Worldline;
point of sale payments initiated by the payer – EPI;
point of sale payments initiated by the payee – Nexi;
e-commerce payments – Amazon.

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