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Central Bank digital currencies: features, options, pros and cons

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  • Santiago Fernández de Lis
  • Olga Gouveia

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The emergence of cryptocurrencies is opening the way to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). This paper highlights the pros and cons of issuing CBDCs under four different variants: from the more modest proposals where risk and reward are both relatively small, to the most ambitious ones where the ambitious aspiration of ending banking crises.

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  • Santiago Fernández de Lis & Olga Gouveia, 2019. "Central Bank digital currencies: features, options, pros and cons," Working Papers 19/04, BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbv:wpaper:1904
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    1. Reinhart, C. M., 2012. "The return of financial repression," Financial Stability Review, Banque de France, issue 16, pages 37-48, April.
    2. Barrdear, John & Kumhof, Michael, 2016. "The macroeconomics of central bank issued digital currencies," Bank of England working papers 605, Bank of England.
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    Working Paper ; Central Banks ; Financial regulation ; Digital Regulation ; Digital economy ; Global;

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