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A digital euro: what, why, when? (part 2)

Would people’s privacy be safe with a digital euro? What could a digital euro mean for Europe? And what’s next in the digital euro project?

Our host Katie Ranger continues her conversation with expert Evelien Witlox.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 19 October 2022 and recorded on 7 October 2022.

In this episode
00:47
Privacy and the use of data with a digital euro

How we will take people’s privacy concerns into account when we start to design a digital euro.

03:20
European monetary sovereignty

Why it’s important to develop a European autonomy and sovereignty in payments and which other central banks are currently looking at developing a digital currency.

06:31
Next steps in the digital euro project

How the investigation phase is going and when we would potentially issue a digital euro.

09:51
Our guest’s hot tip

Our guest Evelien Witlox recommends a book about the world of payments: “The pay off – How changing the way we pay changes everything”, by Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha De Terán.