Progress on a digital Euro

Announcements, News

There is an interesting update from the European Central Bank (ECB) on a timeline and progress on the Digital Euro project, the central bank digital currency (CBDC). The ECB reports that the preparation phase of the project started in November 2023, laying the foundations for the potential issuance of a digital euro. “This includes finalising […]

Mastercard explores CBDCs, trust and the evolution of money


Central banks have been exploring ways to issue their own digital currencies for years, writes Mastercard. Yet their efforts haven’t captured the public’s attention — for better or, more recently, for worse — like cryptocurrencies have. But central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs — essentially a digital version of fiat currency backed by a government […]