Trends Report

Get Up To Speed With Central Bank Digital Currencies With This Guide On The Key Drivers And High-Level Background Research

November 23rd, 2020
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Melissa Chaudet


Many digital business pros feel that they need to better understand central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Here, we provide insight into CBDCs, their key drivers, as well as the most important research from academics and multinational institutions. Widespread issuance of CBDCs isn’t imminent, but research and active investigations moved into a higher gear during 2020, thanks to the declining use of cash, developments in China, and Libra. Much of the reporting on CBDCs is unreliable and misleading. Use this resource collection as a starting point; if you need to dig deeper, go directly to the source or seek guidance from those involved with research and pilot projects.

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