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Are Central Bank Coins the End of Financial Privacy?

Nathaniel Whittemore
·1 min read

As the European Union gets more serious about a digital euro, most central bank digital currencies intend to remove the anonymity of cash.

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This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comNexo.io and Elliptic.

Today on the Brief:

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  • Uniswap had more volume than Coinbase in September 

Our main discussion: central bank coins and financial privacy.

Related: Opinionated

The EU recently released a new research paper on a possible digital euro. Like many other official central bank reports, it assumes there is no possibility of an anonymous digital bank currency. NLW dissects arguments from people including JP Koning and CoinCenter’s Jerry Brito on why this shouldn’t be true.

See also: ‘The Fed Meetings Are a Dead Spectator Sport’ – Best of The Breakdown September 2020 

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