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Industry Insiders Comment on Digital Euro Prospects: “Alternative forms of payment are here to stay”

Last week, the European Central Bank published a report published addressing the possibility of the issuance of a digital euro. The report was prepared by the Eurosystem High-Level Task Force on central bank digital currency (CBDC) and approved by the Governing Council thus representing he… Read More

ECB Publishes Report on Possible Digital Euro, Official Says Bank Must Be Ready for CBDC

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), says the bank must be ready to issue a digital euro, according to a statement issued today. Meanwhile, a separate report from Bloomberg claims the ECB has already applied to trademark the name “digital euro” as… Read More

ECB: In Speech at Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly, Christine Lagarde Talks Up Digital Euro

  Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank, addressed the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly yesterday (Sept. 21) talking about the strength of the “European Project” while casting an eye on the future of further integration as well as the ongoing effort to achieve a Digital… Read More

Christine Lagarde, President of ECB, Says lack of Digital Payments Integration in Europe has Led to Foreign Providers taking Charge

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has noted that money facilitates both transactions and relationships. According to the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chair, money may be considered “an expression of sovereignty.” Lagarde, whose comments came during the recently held Deutsche… Read More

European Central Bank Warns Against Potential Threat of Dominance of Big Tech in Financial and Cloud Services

The European Central Bank (ECB), the reserve bank of the Eurozone, which is a monetary union of 19 EU member states which employ the Euro, has noted that there doesn’t seem to be an EU challenger that’s capable of matching the capabilities of Big Tech… Read More

Coronavirus: European Central Bank Acts with €750 Billion Package – “Extraordinary times require extraordinary action”

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The European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council has announced a €750 billion bailout package to mitigate the economic impact of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. The ECB decided to: To launch a new temporary asset purchase programme of private and public sector securities to counter the… Read More

European Central Bank Partners with Digital Innovation Platform Reply to Offer AI and Machine Learning Coding Marathon

The European Central Bank (ECB) has partnered with Reply, a platform focused on digital innovation, in order to offer a 48-hour coding marathon, which will focus on teaching participants how to apply the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms. The marathon is… Read More

The Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, ECB, Sveriges Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, and BIS Partner on Review of Central Bank Digital Currencies

A grouping of prominent central banks along with the Bank for International Settlements, have joined together to review the potential for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The banks and organizations include: the Bank of England, Bank of Canada, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank (ECB), … Read More

Lagarde: ECB Has Created “Expert Task Force” to Study Feasibility and Risks of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Former IMF managing director and newly-appointed president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, says Europe’s central bank has set up a special committee to study the feasibility and “unintended side effects” of a central bank digital currency. Lagarde made the comments at the… Read More

European Central Bank Publishes Paper on Advantages and Risks Associated with CBDCs

CBDCs Could Disintermediate in a Structural Way the Banking System. The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a paper on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).  CBDCs are the state form of stablecoins – cryptocurrency based off a single asset like the Dollar, Euro or Pound… Read More

Bundesbank President and ECB Councillor Jens Weidmann: Facebook’s Libra Compels Governments to Ensure Competition, Not Create State Cryptocurrency

Jens Weidmann, President of Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) and a governing councilor at the European Central Bank (ECB), told Handelsblatt this week that much needs to be understood before central banks should get into issuing a digital currency like Facebook’s Libra or Bitcoin, commonly referred… Read More

Benoît Cœuré: “The absence of a Schumpeterian process of creative destruction weighs on innovation and growth”

Benoît Cœuré, the outgoing European Central Bank Executive Board Member – and an individual some thought was the best person to lead ECB before Christine Lagarde was selected, has delivered an interesting speech in Brussels lambasting the state of the European Union and the lack… Read More

President of European Central Bank Nixes Digital Currency for Estonia, “Currency of Eurozone is Euro”

The president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has proscribed Estonia’s plan to issue a state-managed digital currency (or Central Bank Digital Currency – CBDC): “I will comment on the Estonian decision: no member state can introduce its own currency…The currency of the euro… Read More

Libra Has “Undoubtedly Been a Wakeup Call for Central Banks” Says ECB Board Member Benoit Coeure

Facebook’s stablecoin project Libra might solve some of the problems in the global payments industry, however, it could also create other types of issues that would have to be addressed by regulators, according to Benoit Coeure, a member of the executive board at the European… Read More

Lagarde Calls for Careful Regulating of Fintech, Crypto Sectors in ECB Campaign Speech

Outgoing IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has called for the careful regulation of cryptocurrencies and the Fintech sector in a campaign speech she made before the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament this week. Lagarde has been nominated to lead the European Central Bank… Read More

European Central Bank Official Calls Facebook’s Libra “Treacherous” and “Cartel-Like”

Private money on the scale of Facebook’s Libra is dangerous and likely contrary to the public good, Yves Mersch, Executive Board Member of the ECB told the ESCB Legal Conference in Frankfurt September 2nd: “In the field of money, history bears testament to two basic truths…. Read More

European Central Bank Seeking to Close Gaps on Crypto Network Monitoring

The European Central Bank (ECB) says it is working to close gaps in its crypto-network monitoring regime in order to ensure that risks, “currently contained and/or manageable,” do not, “increase over time and have future implications,” for mainstream financial systems. “Spillover effects may…be transmitted to… Read More

European Central Bank Paper Addresses Crypto Assets and Impact on Financial Stability

As part of their ongoing “Occasional Paper Series,” the European Central Bank (ECB) has published a missive entitled, Crypto-Assets: Implications for financial stability, monetary policy, and payments and market infrastructures.” The paper was produced by the ECB Crypto-Assets Task Force. The ECB has monitored digital… Read More

Malta Bank Accused of Money Laundering by Murdered Journalist Loses License

Pilates, a private bank accused by murdered journalist Daphne Carauna Galizia of laundering money for Maltese politicians and foreign interests, has lost its license, Financial Times reports. The license was withdrawn last Friday by the European Central Bank (ECB), several months after Pilatus’ founder and ex-chairman Seyed… Read More

Mario Draghi: Euro Cryptocurrency Not a “Concrete Option” for in Near Term, Cash “Remains Popular”

Costs presently outweigh benefits, and so the European Central Bank (ECB), “has no plans to issue a central bank digital currency,” at this time, though it is investigating the matter, says ECB president, Mario Draghi. Draghi made the comments in a September 12th letter responding… Read More

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