E-krona project, report 1

In September 2017, the e-krona project published a first interim report with a conceptual proposal as to how an e-krona might look and function. The Riksbank has not yet taken any decisions on issuing an e-krona.

The report contains:

  • The reasons why the Riksbank is considering issuing an e-krona.
  • The characteristics of an e-krona and two feasible models for how it could function.
  • A discussion of what the Riksbank's operational role might be under an e-krona system and the technical aspects of the design of an e-krona.
  • The consequences of issuing e-kronas from the points of view of monetary policy and financial stability.
  • The legal aspects of introducing an e-krona.
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Updated 18/10/2018