Sweden’s Central Bank Asks Gov’t: What’s ‘Legal Tender’?

Sweden’s central bank has its parliament to form a committee to review what constitutes legal tender in the country. Originally reported by Bloomberg’s Amanda Billner, the new committee will give a definitive answer on the definition of legal tender as Sweden increasingly moves away from cash to credit and debit cards for paying for goods […]

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Without a Digital Currency, Sweden Faces the Privatization of Money

Retail payments in Sweden are now almost entirely cashless. Without a central bank digital currency (CBDC) Sweden’s entire payments market would be reliant on the private financial sector. Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sweden, has authored an article as part of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the Global Future […]

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