Digital Euro Association

Shaping the future of digital money


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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.

Our Expertise

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.

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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.

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The Future of Machine Money

Discover the potential of stablecoins in the European machine-to-machine (M2M) economy with our latest whitepaper,
"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.

Download your copy today and learn how stablecoins can drive a competitive edge in the European M2M landscape.

"The digitization of the monetary system is progressing. The monetary system will undergo fundamental changes over the next decade."
Jonas New
Jonas Gross


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.

Community and Collaboration

We build multidisciplinary communities, providing a platform for cross-institutional knowledge exchange to enhance understanding and support industries in developing digital euro-based use cases. We foster collaborations as part of the leading think tanks worldwide focused on digital currencies, especially the private sector digital euro (e.g. stablecoins) and the public sector digital euro (CBDCs).

Public Affairs

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.

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