Crypto Canvas - Decoding the Digital Euro

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Crypto Canvas - Decoding the Digital Euro

About the speaker
  • Ville Sointu
    Ville Sointu
    Head of Mobile Financial Services Solutions & Strategy at Ericsson
    Ville currently leads Ericsson’s strategy and solutions practice in Mobile Financial Services. As a 20+ year veteran in financial technology and payment space, he is an established expert in development of digital financial services. Before joining Ericsson, he was creating next generation digital services at Nordea Bank as the Head of Emerging Technologies. Ville is also a member of the European Central Bank Digital Euro Market Advisory Group since 2021. In his spare time he co-hosts the Fintech Daydreaming podcast.

Key takeaways

How does the digital euro aim to enhance financial inclusion and accessibility, particularly for unbanked or underbanked populations within the Eurozone?

What technological infrastructure and security measures are being implemented to safeguard against potential cyber threats and ensure the integrity of digital euro transactions?

Can you explain how the digital euro will work with other payment systems and cryptocurrencies, and how this is being considered in its design and rollout?

Considering the evolving landscape of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) globally, how does the digital euro project position itself to maintain competitiveness and relevance in the international fintech arena?

In what ways does the digital euro initiative address concerns regarding monetary sovereignty, financial stability, and the role of the European Central Bank (ECB) within the Eurozone's monetary framework?