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On The Demand For A Digital Euro

On The Demand For A Digital Euro

The rapid technological evolution and the ongoing digital revolution are inspiring global interest in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), which are projected to redefine the landscape of international finance. Among the global players, the European Central Bank (ECB) is actively …

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Think Twice Before Introducing a Holding Limit for the Digital Euro

Think Twice Before Introducing a Holding Limit for the Digital Euro

The ECB's Proposal for a Digital Euro Holding Limit In October 2020, the European Central Bank (ECB) released a Report on a digital euro outlining the principles and requirements for a potential digital euro. One key requirement is that the digital euro should be limited to a means of …

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A look back at the 2023 DEA Thesis Awards Ceremony

A look back at the 2023 DEA Thesis Awards Ceremony

What an incredible evening it was at the 2023 DEA Thesis Awards Ceremony! We gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking research of academics who are shaping the future of digital currencies. With a range of compelling theses, our finalists presented pioneering insights into central ban …

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The Political Ambition and Economic Reality of the (Digital) Euro

The Political Ambition and Economic Reality of the (Digital) Euro

States can use international monetary systems – and the leading role of their national currencies – as an instrument of power (Kirshner 1995). Since no global currency as yet exists, international trade, transnational investments and cross-border payments require the intermediation of …

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The Digital Euro Conference 2023: A Recap

The Digital Euro Conference 2023: A Recap

The Digital Euro Conference (DEC23) held on the 31st of March, 2023, brought together experts, policymakers, and industry leaders in a hybrid format. Both on-site and remote participants engaged in insightful discussions, presentations, and panel sessions centered around Central Bank …

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Digital Euro Association joins Hyperledger Foundation to drive cross-industry collaboration

Digital Euro Association joins Hyperledger Foundation to drive cross-industry collaboration

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is thrilled to announce it has joined Hyperledger Foundation, the open, global ecosystem for enterprise-grade blockchain technologies, to foster healthy discussions around digitalization of money in the European economy and promote collaboration betw …

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The Issuance of the Digital Euro: A Synthesis of the Institutional Aspects

The Issuance of the Digital Euro: A Synthesis of the Institutional Aspects

The EU law is a fundamental instrument for the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) that could serve 20 countries. As the monetary sector for Eurozone countries is an exclusive competence of the EU under Article 3 (1) TFEU, the process of concluding this project will be …

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Digital Euro Conference (DEC23) on March 31, 2023: Full Speaker List and Agenda Online

Digital Euro Conference (DEC23) on March 31, 2023: Full Speaker List and Agenda Online

In case you or your colleagues want to get a free online/streaming ticket, here is the link - We are very happy to organize the DEC for the first time!

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An Update On The Debate On Privacy For A Digital Euro

An Update On The Debate On Privacy For A Digital Euro

As the evolution of the internet and the digitalisation process go forward, the awareness of the value of privacy[1], along with the necessity to guarantee and protect it, increases.

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The digital euro of the ECB: Do we need it?

The digital euro of the ECB: Do we need it?

In this article, we explain the core benefits of the digital euro. We argue that the digital euro can have benefits — if designed adequately. With the envisioned implementation of the ECB’s digital euro, we hope that concerns around privacy, civil rights and the stability of the finan …

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