ECB Considers Capping Digital Euro in Circulation at 4,000 per Capita, Panetta Reveals

ECB Considers Capping Digital Euro in Circulation at 4,000 per Capita, Panetta Reveals


With concerns about financial stability in mind, the European Central Bank (ECB) plans to limit digital euro holdings, according to Board Member Fabio Panetta. The plan is to have a maximum amount of digital cash in circulation similar to that of euro banknotes today, the official unveiled.

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A digital euro could potentially lead to the conversion of a large share of bank deposits in the euro area into digital cash, Member of ECB’s Executive Board Fabio Panetta warned in a statement at the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

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Deposits are the main source of funding for euro area banks, Panetta pointed out, emphasizing the authority is looking closely at

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