Adoption of a digital euro is not guaranteed and — in any case — not expected to materialise before the end of 2026 (Photo: Michal Jarmoluk)

The 'digital euro' — will it happen, and if so, when?

Along with most central banks around the world the European Central Bank (ECB) is contemplating a central bank digital currency.

Following a public consultation and an experimentation work with the euro area national central banks in 2021, the ECB is currently exploring the optimal design of a digital euro.

Regardless of the final structure, a ...

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