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July 15, 2019

Libra, a digital currency that is still surrounded by questions

The announcement of the launch of Libra, the digital currency that Facebook plans to implement, has sparked interest, concern and, above all, great uncertainty about its viability as a business and its financial and social impact.

March 7, 2019

Central Bank digital currencies: features, options, pros and cons

The emergence of cryptocurrencies is opening the way to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). This paper highlights the pros and cons of issuing CBDCs under four different variants: from the more modest proposals to the most ambitious ones where there could be a serious disruption in financial intermediation.

September 25, 2017

Central banks-issued digital currencies: a challenge to the financial system

Digital currencies, and more specifically, the so-called cryptocurrencies (currencies issued and administered by decentralised networks using cryptographic protocols), such as Bitcoin, first emerged almost a decade ago.

September 7, 2017

Digital Economy Outlook. September 2017

In this issue we will focus on: Banks and new digital players: is there a level playing field?; The paradox of the digital consumer: more demanding but less aware of his rights; PSD2 implementation: transposition deadline draws closer; Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC): challenging the financial system as we know it an…

March 29, 2017

Central Bank Digital Currencies: assessing implementation possibilities and impacts

Following advances in the distributed ledger technology, central banks are assessing the issuance of digital currency. There's a range of possible schemes to adopt depending on which features of cash to hold: universality, anonymity and non-yield bearing. We analyze opportunities and challenges of 4 key schemes, that suppor…