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Something Europe can’t afford to be wrong By Cointelegraph



Something Europe can’t afford to be wrong By Cointelegraph
The digital euro: something that Europe cannot afford to be wrong

Europe knows that it will soon have to adopt a digital euro. To become a global digital leader and avoid dependence on American and Asian technology infrastructures, European legislators and regulators must make progressive decisions.

A fundamental obstacle to digital economic thinking in Europe are so-called stablecoins. Stablecoins can be privately issued and have the potential to become globally accepted and systemically relevant, disrupting long-standing financial systems. Consequently, today’s political discussions around stablecoins are dominated by concerns about financial stability and orderly monetary policy.

Agata Ferreira He is an assistant professor at the Warsaw University of Technology and a visiting professor at several other academic institutions. He studied law in four different jurisdictions, under common and civil law systems. Agata practiced law in the UK financial sector for over a decade at a leading law firm and investment bank. He is a member of a panel of experts at the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum and a member of a Blockchain advisory council for Europe. .

Robert Kopitsch is the founder of Blockchain for Europe and has served as General Secretary since its founding in 2018. At the same time, Robert serves in Brussels as APCO Leader in European Financial Services, FinTech and Blockchain. Before joining APCO, Robert worked for the Austrian Ministry of Finance and Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland in Vienna, as well as the European Parliament and the EU office of Raiffeisen Bank International in Brussels.

Philipp sandner founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). From 2018 to 2020, he was ranked as one of the “Top 30 Economists” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a leading German newspaper. Since 2017, he is a member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Blockchain Founders Group, a Liechtenstein-based venture capital firm that focuses on blockchain startups.