Societe Generale’s crypto arm, Forge, is set to launch a new euro stablecoin called “CoinVertible” on the Ethereum blockchain. The stablecoin will bridge the gap between traditional capital markets and the digital assets ecosystem, according to the official announcement.
The euro-pegged stablecoin will be exclusively available to investors who have undergone Societe Generale’s KYC and AML procedures. Stablecoins are essential to increasing trust and confidence in the native crypto ecosystem, says Jean-Marc Stenger, CEO at Forge. The Euro stablecoin will be listed on exchanges and third-party platforms in the coming months.
SG-Forge notes that the EUR CoinVertible adheres to significant market regulations, including CAST, an open-source framework for interoperability and securitization. The company guarantees the complete separation of the assets used to secure the stablecoin’s value from the issuer. Additionally, SG-Forge will provide daily transparency reports and details about the collateral positions.
Stablecoins also enable the implementation of fresh solutions for corporate treasury, cash management, and cash pooling activities, the company highlights. This issuance is a major step in Societe Generale-FORGE’s roadmap to deliver innovative solutions to clients, including real-money institutions and corporates or entities of the crypto industry, facilitating the emergence of new market infrastructures based on blockchain technology.
Societe Generale’s crypto division received authorization from France’s financial markets regulator, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), in September 2022, to provide cryptocurrency trading and custody services.