‘Anonymity Vouchers’ Could Bring Limited Privacy to CBDCs: ECB Report
Europe's central bankers have developed an "anonymity voucher" to give prospective CBDC users limited privacy in their retail transactions.
The European Central Bank is looking into what a retail central bank digital currency form of the euro might look like, executive member Yves Mersch said.
France's central bank is calling for digital currency proposals with an experiment that moves it to the front of Europe's CBDC debate.
After another failure above the $10,000 mark, some bitcoin traders are now looking ahead to this week's European Central Bank meeting, where authorities could commit to an extra €500 billion in money injections – er, asset purchases.
Lagarde said the ECB will continue researching CBDCs and will not stand in the way of any private initiatives.
Facebook could leverage its social media platform to block out competitors, according to Christine Lagarde.
On another down day, we're talking U.S. warnings on digital assets, a brief history of troubled but systemically important stablecoin "Tether", and a look at the arms-race in blockchain mining technology.