Deutsche Bank Wealth Management has released a new special report on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The report highlights how CBDCs could fundamentally change all financial relationships by, essentially, making governments the main intermediaries between all financial transactions. While this could serve to increase transaction speed, security and transparency (thereby helping combat fraud and ensure good corporate governance) as well as lead to more effective monetary policies, there are also serious concerns over how individuals’ privacy will be protected. There are also still major uncertainties about how a full-scale CBDC would operate and impact capital markets.
Check out the full report here.