ECB survey on digital euro

The European Central Bank is running a survey to collect opinions on a ‘digital euro’ which might be of interest for advocates of free software: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/html/digitaleuro.en.html (scroll down to “Share your opinion with us!”)

A digital euro would be the electronic equivalent of physical euro banknotes in use every day, a retail central bank digital currency, not just one used between banks. This would add a public option to existing forms of electronic payment, most of which are privately owned and operated.

The survey mostly revolves around what kind of features users would be looking for and how they would use a digital euro. Several questions touch upon issues of privacy and open standards.

The deadline for completing the survey is 12 January 2021.

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Thanks for sharing, it’s great someone keeps an eye on the surveys like that.

I did fill that in - the survey asks some interesting questions. To be honest I didn’t know any good answer for many of them :).

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The survey ended and ECB published following results:

  • Over 8,000 responses received in online survey
    
  • Privacy, security and pan-European reach ranked highest in European citizens’ preferences
    
  • Detailed analysis to be published in spring, ahead of decision on project launch
    
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