French Central Bank Job Posting Reveals Digital Currency Program

Banque de France, is seeking a blockchain analyst who will help the bank define a program for implementing digital currency.

The central bank of France, Banque de France, is seeking a blockchain analyst who will help the bank define a program for implementing digital currency.

In a job opening posted on October 16th and listed under the Financial Stability and Operations branch of the bank, the bank called for an analyst with experience in crypto-economics, game theory and public or private blockchain. The bank is also hiring a development engineer to study the application of blockchain to key banking functions. Banque de France declined to comment.

For the analyst position, the institution cited Quorum, Hyperledger and Corda as examples of private blockchain experience and the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains as examples of public blockchain experience.

The bank also wants the analyst to experiment with other blockchain specialists in the eurosystem, participate in blockchain proof-of-concepts within and outside the bank and identify economic issues related to how monetary policy is conducted.