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Digitalne valute centralnih banaka
Central Bank Digital Currencies

Author(s): Vesna Martin
Subject(s): Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Udruženje banaka Srbije p.u.
Keywords: central bank’s digital currency; digital forms of payment; technological innovations; monetary sovereignty

Summary/Abstract: Central bank digital currencies are a digital challenge to the international monetary and financial system. Since the development of cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, the modern world has faced the possibility of digital technological transformation and providing a digital form of payment for the economy and the household. In addition, the announcement of a digital currency that would have a global reach, such as the Libre issued by the social network Facebook, raised questions about legal and regulatory safeguards, financial stability, and the role of the digital currency in society. All this influenced the leading central banks to recognize the need to conduct a detailed analysis of the possibilities of issuing digital currency of the central bank, which would be a supplement to the cash and non-cash form of payment. These analyzes include considering the advantages and disadvantages of that currency, determining its design and technological solution, as well as the necessary regulatory adjustments. In the coming period, we will witness a technological transformation in the operations of central banks, which, as before, should take care of preserving price and financial stability as its main goals, but also respond to new challenges of digital business.

  • Issue Year: 50/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 109-139
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: English, Serbian