The Riksbank is making preparations for a possible e-krona
The Riksbank is investigating the possibility of issuing a digital complement to cash, known as the e-krona. This would preserve public access to government-issued money even if cash were to be marginalised further. In addition, the e-krona could strengthen the resilience of the payments market. No decision has yet been taken to issue an e-krona. Many other central banks, including the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve, are also examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency.
Published: 15 December 2022