Payments Report 2022

The Riksbank’s work and policy

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The Riksbank’s work and policy

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.

Circuit board behind a hand with a mobile phone, it says E-krona on the screen. A wallet and token for one user.

Published: 15 December 2022