Worldline selected by ECB for joint prototyping of user interfaces for a digital euro

Worldline is part of the 5 companies selected among 54 applicants to contribute to the future of payments in Europe

Paris-La Défense — 16 / 09 / 2022

Worldline, a global leader in payments services is proud to have been selected by the European Central Bank (ECB) for prototyping a front-end user interface for the digital euro. Worldline is developing the peer-to-peer offline payments use-case.

La Défense, Paris, France

Worldline has been selected for the specific use case “peer-to-peer offline payments” of a digital euro, which focuses on the payment between individuals.

As a leader in payment services, Worldline can rely on its expertise and assets to build a digital wallet supporting the physical storage of funds that can be transferred without connectivity. The aim of the prototyping exercises is to test how well the technology behind a digital euro integrates with various use-cases.

Worldline is sharing the common goal of the ECB and its partners and intends to be an active participants of payment industry evolution, by contributing to strategic and potentially transformative projects such as the digital euro. Its entire corporate product portfolio can be leveraged to deliver pilots and facilitate a successful CBDC roll-out

The prototyping exercise is an important element in the ongoing two-year investigation phase of the digital euro project. It is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

For more information, please see the ECB press release.

About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is a global leader in the payments industry and the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and acquirers. Powered by c. 18,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and innovative solutions fostering their growth. Services offered by Worldline include instore and online commercial acquiring, highly secure payment transaction processing and numerous digital services. In 2021 Worldline generated a proforma revenue close to 4 billion euros.

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