ECB leader floats 3K threshold for digital euro holdings

ECB leader floats 3K threshold for digital euro holdings

The central bank said it will reach a decision on releasing a digital euro "towards the middle of 2021." In an interview today, Fabio Panetta, executive member of the European Central Bank said the ECB may only allow digital euro holdings “up to a certain threshold” but added that the rollout of the central bank digital currency was unlikely to cause banks to lose deposits. Specifically, Panetta said that this threshold “could be around €3,000” — worth roughly $3,600 — which he said would still meet most people’s cash needs. He added that these figures were ”still under discussion” and....


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