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Cash & Crises
The Great Swedish Cash-back
March 20, 2019
For years now, Sweden has been considered to be at the vanguard of the global race for the complete elimination of cash. Sweden has seen a constant decline in the value of cash in circulation since 2008. However, quite unexpectedly the downward trend was reversed in May 2018 and cash in circulation has been growing since.
Cash provides security, say central banks
August 22, 2018
Central bankers are increasingly stating that cash is an important tool in the payments landscape and that it will continue to play a central role.
Germany: cash accounts for 74% of transactions
March 05, 2018
According to the Deutsche Bundesbank survey on "Payment behaviour in Germany in 2017", cash is by far the most widely used payment instrument and accounts for 74% of transactions in volume and 48 % in value.
Demonetisation, Social Networks and Social Protection: Insights from Rural Tamil Nadu
January 22, 2018
Fall of cryptocurrencies, rise of e-fiat currency?
January 19, 2018
What future for cryptocurrencies if central banks launch their own national digital currencies?
Anonymity is a cherished quality
December 06, 2017
Central banks must not ignore cash's capacity to protect people's privacy and anonymity and this should become a key topic of discussion for any future debates about an all-digital central bank-issued currency.
Is "social inclusion" truly the main driver for cashless?
November 29, 2017
Rwanda is pushing for a cashless society on the grounds that it contributes to financial inclusion. But with a country that is predominantly cash-based - and with everyone having access to hard currency - what more is there to include?
US Federal Reserve to digitize cash logistics
September 29, 2017
The Federal Reserve Banks will adopt global standards for supply chain logistics and package tracking to ensure that depository institutions have sufficient supplies of currency and coin to meet public demand.
The International Cash Conference – Key Take-Aways
June 11, 2017
The Deutsche Bundesbank hosted its third Cash Conference from 25-27 April, gathering experts – from academia, public authorities (including central banks), special interest groups and the private sector.
Mersch: Why Europe still needs cash
June 05, 2017
Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB highlights the risks associated with a cashless society.
Will another high denomination bite the dust ?
January 13, 2017
In 2016, several high-denomination notes were withdrawn from circulation around the world. Other countries could follow.
6 months ago, the ECB dropped the €500. So what ?
January 09, 2017
Six months after the ECB decision to stop issuing €500 notes, how has demand for the euro and for the €500 evolved ?