Davos 2021 - Resetting Digital Currencies (Option 1) - english

COVID-19 has accelerated the long-term shift from cash, with an 8% increase in non-cash payments in the euro area in 2020. Meanwhile, central bank digital currencies are emerging, potentially transforming how people use money worldwide. What policies, practices and partnerships are needed to leverage the opportunities posed by the rise of digital currencies? This session is associated with the following projects and initiatives of the World Economic Forum: Digital Currency Governance Consortium, and Reimagining Regulation: Pathways to Digital Currency. <i>The first part of this session is open to the public online; the second is only accessible via TopLink.<i>