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Money and the fear of missing out: How to stay sane in a world shaken by Libra


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This paper discusses the issues surrounding the question of whether the best way to provide seamless pan-European/global payments is to deploy a new cryptocurrency, perhaps via a private actor, or to build on the existing infrastructure.

Keywords: China; Libra; Pan-European Payments Infrastructure; blockchain/DLT; cryptocurrency; digital euro; smart contracts

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Executive Adviser, equensWorldline SE, Hahnstr. 25, 60528 Frankfurt am Main

Publication date: December 1, 2020

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