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Riksbank Moves e-Krona Project Ahead
The Riksbank has published a new report recommending that the central bank advances a project to develop its own central bank digital currency (CBDC). The report proposes that the bank begins to design a technical solution for an e-krona in order to test which solutions are practicable and realisable; draws up proposals for legislative amendments needed to clarify the Riksbank's mandate and an e-krona's legal standing; and continues investigating the financial aspects of an e-krona. Sweden’s central bank says that while it has provided the general public with money for 350 years, as the use of cash is continuing to decline in Sweden, “we need to think in new ways”.

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