EBAday 2021: Why privacy is key to progressing a digital euro

The European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde first told reporters in March 2021 that the delivery of a digital euro would be decided upon within months, and suggested that four years would be a realistic timeframe for the development and issuance of a digital euro. However, the decision to pursue it has yet to be made by the ECB Governing Council, which will base its decision on its own preliminary work, and recently released responses to its public consultation.

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