How anonymous is the digital euro? (Deutschlandfunk-Kultur)

How secure is the digital euro in terms of data protection? "It won't be possible to construct the digital euro as anonymously as cash," said Prof. Volker Wieland in an interview on the program "Breitband" on Deutschlandfunk-Kultur.

The stocks would have to be kept at the central bank. "The central bank does not have this information for cash," says Wieland.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is currently in a two-year preparatory phase for the digital euro, which will run until the end of 2025. In a recently published progress report, the ECB explains the next steps in the project. A new version of the rulebook is to be published by the end of the year. At the same time, the central bank wants to collect information from user surveys.

The article on the digital euro with commentary by Prof. Volker Wieland starts at approx. 17:00 min.

Deutschlandfunk-Kultur "Breitband": Der digitale Euro: So anonym wie Bargeld?