Who we are
The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money. In particular, we focus on the private and the public digital euro.
The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is an independent voice of society, committed to advancing values such as freedom, privacy, and transparent governance in digital money.
The DEA is independent and not affiliated with the Eurosystem nor any European organization.
Public Digital Euro / CBDC
A central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a digital currency issued by a central bank. In the case of a retail CBDC, the CBDC is available to the private end-user. The ECB uses the term “digital euro” to define a euro CBDC.
Private Digital Euro / Euro stablecoins
Stablecoins are crypto assets that maintain a (relatively) constant price due to a stabilization mechanism and are therefore not subject to high volatility. Stability is ensured, e.g., by holding reserves in fiat currencies, government bonds, or other assets.
The Future of Machine Money
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"The future of machine money – opportunities for stablecoins in Europe". The paper examines the benefits and drawbacks of M2M payments, provides industry use cases that highlight the potential benefits of stablecoin-enabled IoT and M2M payments, and discusses the need for further guidance from regulators to spur M2M payment growth.
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"The digitization of the monetary system is progressing. The monetary system will undergo fundamental changes over the next decade."
What we offer
We provide education about the digital euro following a diverse approach. This approach includes written publications as well as podcasts, videos, interactive webinars, and panel discussions.
We build a multidisciplinary community and provide a platform for knowledge exchange, aiming to improve understanding of the potential of the digital euro and support various industries in building digital euro-based use cases.
We foster collaborations and belong to the leading thinktanks worldwide around digital currencies with a focus on the private sector digital euro (e.g. stablecoins) and the public sector digital euro (CBDCs).
We proactively engage with government bodies, legislators, and regulatory authorities to represent our community interests and influence the development of policies that support the growth and adoption of the digital euro. We offer advisory on CBDC and stablecoins for political institutions and support in the decision-making process.