The Netherlands' central bank, De Nederlandsche bank (DNB) could be planning to develop its own digital currency based on blockchain technology.
Contained in its annual report, under the heading "Aims for 2016" is a project dubbed DNBCoin which is described as "a prototype coin based on blockchain technology".
Although there are no further details on the project's timeline or objectives, the report does routinely refer to the potential benefits of blockchain technology for banks, citing new ways to grow revenue and reduce costs.
The DNB is not the only central bank to experiment with digital currencies. In February both the People's Bank of China and the Reserve Bank of Australia referred to the possibility of developing digital versions of existing currencies. And in the same month the Bank of England announced details of its partnership with researchers from University College in London to develop RSCoin, a digital currency designed for central bankers.