ECB Favors Transparency Over Privacy in Digital Euro Design, Presentation Rev...

ECB Favors Transparency Over Privacy in Digital Euro Design, Presentation Rev...

The European Central Bank (ECB) leans toward a “transparent” digital euro over one that ensures a higher level of privacy for its users, a presentation devoted to the project has indicated. In the document, the monetary authority explores different privacy options for the eurozone’s digital fiat. User Anonymity Not Desirable for Digital Euro, ECB Says A presentation by the European Central Bank has thrown some light on the regulator’s “preliminary views” on the privacy-related features of the digital euro. It comes as the project to issue a....


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