Banco de España has selected its collaborators for central bank digital currency (CBDC) tests, partnering with Cecabank, Abanca, and Adhara Blockchain. This collaboration comes a year after the central bank issued an open call for participants. The CBDC program, separate from the digital euro project, will involve a simulated tokenized bond settlement as part of the experiment with the Cecabank-Abanca consortium. Additionally, Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation announced plans to implement the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation six months ahead of the deadline. (Source: Cointelegraph)