Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, just posted this on her Twitter feed:
This is an extremely dangerous step.
We’ve started exploring the possibility of launching a digital euro. As Europeans are increasingly turning to digital in the ways they spend, save and invest, we should be prepared to issue a digital euro, if needed. I’m also keen to hear your views on it https://t.co/0ZuU2ZZgCp pic.twitter.com/CoY5sN7Yoz— Christine Lagarde (@Lagarde) November 1, 2020