Digital euro’s privacy promise not worth a centralized system, Oasis exec says

When European Central Bank board member Fabio Panetta addressed the European Union Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in April, he emphasized the importance of privacy in any potential future CBDC rollout.

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Decentralization is the final frontier for CBDCs

As central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, continue to garner mainstream traction across the global financial landscape in recent years, almost all central banks are actively researching the benefits and risks of offering a digital currency to the public.

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European Central Bank releases results of digital euro consultation

The European Central Bank has published the results of a public consultation on a potential digital euro as the institution inches closer to deciding whether to formally study such an initiative.

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ECB’s Lagarde says central banks holding Bitcoin is ‘out of the question’

The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) thinks that central banks worldwide will not be holding Bitcoin (BTC) any time soon.
In a conference call with The Economist on Feb. 10, Christine Lagarde showed herself to be firmly risk-off when it came to decentralized cryptocurrencies.

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ECB leader floats 3K threshold for digital euro holdings

In an interview today, Fabio Panetta, executive member of the European Central Bank said the ECB may only allow digital euro holdings “up to a certain threshold” but added that the rollout of the central bank digital currency was unlikely to cause banks to lose deposits.

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Bitcoin price spikes 5% to $13.5K shortly after ECB stimulus announcement

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) increased from $12,920 to $13,600 in four hours, recording a 5% rally. The uptrend coincides with positive developments from the European Central Bank, or ECB, and optimistic job data from the United States.
BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView.

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Law Decoded: The rivalry between central banks and global stablecoins, Oct. 9–16

Editor’s note
Blockchain technology has attracted regulatory attention since its inception. The security of the Bitcoin network despite the value of BTC in play has consistently proved the resilience of blockchain technology in maintaining records across a vast range of parties.

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