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Ecma International approves new edition of ECMA-417 Standard


Geneva, 9 August 2021

The General Assembly approved a 3rd edition of ECMA-417 – Architecture for a distributed real-time access system.

This 3rd edition is fully aligned with ISO/IEC 24643:2020 and introduces Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and vaccine passports as additional examples of complicated authentication in Annex B.

For more information: please contact Patrick Luthi, Secretary General of Ecma International at