Lagarde Seeks Public Comments About a Digital Euro, Implying a Broad Retail Offering Is Now on the Table

Lagarde Seeks Public Comments About a Digital Euro, Implying a Broad Retail Offering Is Now on the Table
STAY TUNED: The ECB, led by Christine Lagarde, could decide Thursday to boost its “quantitative easing” asset-purchasing program to 40 billion euros ($22 billion) a month. (Image: Shutterstock)

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde Sunday announced an ECB of public opinion regarding the issuance of a digital euro, implying the central bank is considering a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC), not just one intended for use between banks, which would represent a much more profound change in the way finance works, according to Noelle Acheson, CoinDesk’s director of research.

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