Launch of a market initiative on the block chain with 11 partners

The Caisse des Dépôts Group launches a laboratory of innovation on the block chain technology with AXA, Paribas BNP, Blockchain Solutions, BPCE Group, Cellabz, CNAM, CNP Assurances, Crédit Agricole, Croissance Plus, Paymium, and Finance Innovation Competitiveness Cluster.


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The aim is to pool the exploration measures and eventually evaluate the potential of actual uses of this technology, all the while setting the terms of the ethical, regulatory and normative debate that this innovative approach of “decentralised consensus” requires.


Decentralised consensus architecture allowing for the processing of peer to peer transactions, the blockchain technology represents a recent yet profound technological breakthrough. It is a kind of “social protocol” which could constitute the basis of a new stage in financial disintermediation and redefine trusted third parties like banks and insurance providers.


Aware of the challenge for French and European financial ecosystems, the Caisse des Dépôts group wants to anticipate the opportunities and effects caused by this new technology. It has therefore decided to bring together 11 other market stakeholders for which this technology also represents an exploration priority, by launching an innovation laboratory. This market initiative will begin in January 2016 for an initial period of 6 months. It is open to other partners who would like to join it in the 1st quarter of 2016.

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