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Bitcoin Slips Below $23K Ahead of ECB Rate Decision
The central bank is likely to signal an exit from its negative interest rate policy.
ECB, Frankfurt

European Central Bank officials laid out objectives for its retail digital euro as its two-year CBDC experiment continues. (	Raimund Linke/ Getty)
Digital Euro Would Be a Success Only if Widely Used, ECB Says
The European Central Bank expects to complete the investigation phase of its digital euro project in the autumn of 2023.
European Central Bank officials laid out objectives for its retail digital euro as its two-year CBDC experiment continues. (	Raimund Linke/ Getty)

CDCROP: Cecilia Skingsley, deputy governor at Sveriges Riksbank said governments could complicate CBDC interoperability.
Governments May Restrict Foreign Access to Their CBDCs, Riksbank Official Says
Not all countries “play nicely” with each other, complicating how central bank digital currencies will interact with other payment systems, said Cecilia Skingsley, first deputy governor at the Swedish central bank.
CDCROP: Cecilia Skingsley, deputy governor at Sveriges Riksbank said governments could complicate CBDC interoperability.

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ECB Would Limit Digital Euro to Maximum 1.5T, Says Fabio Panetta
The central bank's executive board member believes few people understand what a digital euro is because "it's complicated."
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CDCROP: The EU flag (Christian Lue/Unsplash)
ECB Warns That Crypto Risks Could Spill Over Into Wider Economy
Given the increasing risks of crypto, it is important to bring it into the regulatory perimeter as a matter of urgency, the European Central Bank said in a report.
CDCROP: The EU flag (Christian Lue/Unsplash)

Euro Banknotes (Elena Popova/Getty Images)
ECB’s Panetta: Digital Euro Could Come Out Within 4 Years
Peer-to-peer payments could be a first test case, though no final decision has been made yet.
Euro Banknotes (Elena Popova/Getty Images)

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ECB's Panetta Blasts Crypto as ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Fueled by Greed
The central banker compared crypto market dynamics to the 2008 financial crisis and called for additional regulation and taxes.
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Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Crypto Popularity Could Pose Stability Risk, EU Watchdog Warns, as It Ponders New Powers
Fintech firms could face bank-style lending caps to stop crypto markets overheating, the European Systemic Risk Board said.
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

ECB Official Fabio Panetta (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
ECB Official Calls for ‘Less Tolerant’ Approach to Bitcoin ‘Gambling’
Fabio Panetta's remarks come as EU lawmakers consider measures to end anonymous crypto transactions and cut off unregulated exchanges.
ECB Official Fabio Panetta (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)

Fabio Panetta with ECB President Christine Lagarde (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
Small Digital Euro Payments Won’t Need Laundering Checks, ECB Official Says
The proposals regarding the potential future central bank digital currency come as lawmakers prepare to scrap anonymous bitcoin payments.
Fabio Panetta with ECB President Christine Lagarde (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)