Europeans are generally positive about a digital euro, according to the results of a recent public consultation carried out by the European Central Bank (ECB). COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of online shopping and contactless payments, creating a conducive environment for digital transactions.
Discussions around a digital euro are part and key priority of the EU's digital transformation agenda also opening new opportunities for businesses.
The European Union is not alone in pursuing its own digital currency, as China is already piloting its digital RMB. However, creating a digital currency is not a straightforward process, and will involve strategic considerations in areas like compliance and privacy.
At this event, two speakers will look into the implications of these developments, and discuss the latest considerations regarding digital currencies:
Walter van Hattum, Head of Trade Section EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao, will present recent thinking in the EU regarding its digital transformation agenda, including ideas about a digital currency and recent public consultations held on the topic.
Marion Laboure, Macro Strategist at Deutsche Bank and Harvard Lecturer, will give her perspective on the economic benefits and drawbacks of a digital euro and other cryptocurrencies.
Join the webinar to understand more about the rapidly developing area of digital finance in the E.U. and beyond.