Numerous central banks have plans for a central bank digital currency (CBDC): China, England, Sweden, possibly the European Central Bank (ECB) in the eurozone. Analysts at Natixis focus on the effect of the creation of a CBDC on the macro-financial equilibrium.
Bitcoin is ending the year on a high after breaking $20,000 for the first time ever on Wednesday. On Monday, BTC/USD dropped below $23,000 and is consolidating its losses while XRP fell sharply as US authorities plan to take legal action against Ripple, the company behind it.
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