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The ECB’s Public Consultation On Digital Euro Is Already Underway; Will Negative Rates Increase?

On October 2nd, the European Central Bank published a report on a digital Euro, providing a list of possible reasons for its launch. These include increased demand for electronic payments, decreased use of cash, the launch of global private means of payment, digital currencies issued by foreign central banks or monetary policy considerations. The ECB launched a public consultation last Monday, October 12 and will venture to take a decision on the introduction of a digital Euro by mid-next year.