European Central Bank

ECB Moves to Start Digital Euro Project

The ECB has been discussing the potential launch of a eurozone central bank digital currency since the beginning of the year.

News  ·  14 July 2021

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Consolidates Amid China Crackdown

China’s announcement preceded choppy price moves around $34,000, which left traders with little sense of direction.

Markets  ·  6 July 2021

European Central Bank Can Better Protect Digital Payment Privacy, Exec Board Member Says

Privacy in the digital euro is a focal point for Europeans as are concerns of security and interoperability.

News  ·  21 June 2021

Morgan Stanley Says Digital Euro Could Deplete Bank Deposits by 8%: Report

Smaller countries such as Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia would be hit the hardest.

News  ·  16 June 2021

Bitcoin Winning Streak Now at 7 Days as Fresh Stimulus Keeps Inflation Bet Alive

Some analysts predict this rally could push bitcoin past $60,000 for the first time.

Markets  ·  11 March 2021

ECB Speeds €1.85T Stimulus Program as Lagarde Frets Over ‘Premature Tightening’

The overall program's size was left intact, along with the March 2022 end date, but the pace of stimulus is now set to increase.

Markets  ·  11 March 2021

First Mover: Bitcoin Stuck as ECB’s Lagarde Primes Extra €500B Stimulus

The ECB's decision to expand an emergency bond-buying program by €500B may represent the latest installment of years-long balance-sheet increase.

Markets  ·  10 December 2020

ECB Boosts Emergency Bond-Buying Program by 37% to €1.85T Amid Pandemic Resurgence

The ECB says the additional monetary policy actions were needed because of a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

Markets  ·  10 December 2020

Stablecoins ‘Pose Serious Risks’ to Financial Security, ECB’s Lagarde Says

Stablecoins could "threaten financial security" if widely adopted, the ECB head said in a magazine interview.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 November 2020

Bank of Spain to Weigh Digital Currency Design Proposals, ‘Implications’ Through 2021

The "priority" research comes as Spain weighs a global pivot to digital economies.

News  ·  16 October 2020

Digital Euro Within Decade ‘Very Likely,’ Says Finland’s Chief Central Banker

Olli Rehn believes a digital euro "in one form or another" is all but inevitable.

News  ·  16 October 2020

European Central Bank Moves to Trademark ‘Digital Euro’

The EU's central bank has laid a claim to the phrase "digital euro" before deciding whether to actually issue one.

News  ·  1 October 2020

Down 26%: Bitcoin Sees Worst Sell-Off in 7 Years as Coronavirus Spurs Flight to Safety

Bitcoin suffered its biggest drop in seven years, as fears over the spreading coronavirus triggered a new wave of selling in everything from stocks and junk bonds to cryptocurrencies.

Markets  ·  12 March 2020

As NY Fed Promises More Cash, What Will Christine Lagarde Do?

Bitcoin prices slid for a fifth straight day, but the bigger news is what the N.Y. Fed and Christine Lagarde's ECB do next.

Markets  ·  11 March 2020

That Noise You’re Hearing? Central Banks Struggling to Evolve

Noelle Acheson looks at the evolving role of central banks in the context of the current crisis, and what that could mean for crypto.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 March 2020