Trends Report

In Europe And North America, Don’t Expect Any CBDC Issuances Within The Next Two Years

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January 10th, 2024
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Christian Prandi , Demi Starks


Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have been under discussion for several years, with activity intensifying in 2019. Since then, China’s digital yuan project has progressed to an advanced pilot stage, India is piloting the digital rupee, and a handful of countries have launched a CBDC. But what about Western Europe and North America? This report sheds light on the dynamics that drive CBDC development and summarizes the latest status of the main initiatives in Europe, the US, and Canada.

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