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Crypto-assets – trends and implications

August 12, 2019 | Digital Currency
Crypto-assets – trends and implications

The ECB actually first started to explore trends in crypto-assets back in 2011 and published its first report on virtual currency schemes in 2012, followed by a second one in 2015. In the light of the recent increase in market interest, the ECB set up an internal task force to develop a common understanding of crypto-assets and assess their potential impact on some of its core areas of responsibility: monetary policy, financial stability, payments and market infrastructures.

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