eFin & Democracy: Panel Discussion
18 July 2022, 18:00 CEST
Technische Universität Darmstadt
At the end of the Citizen Lecture “Verstehen Sie Krypto !” Petra Gehring (TU Darm-stadt/ZEVEDI) discussed the digital euro with Katharina Paust-Bokrezion (Deutsche Bank – Political Affairs) and Marcus Henrik Härtel (European Central Bank – ECB). Its introduction as a means of payment is currently being investigated by the ECB. Härtel reported in detail on the practical challenges of this process, which is still open to decision. In contrast, Paust-Bokrezion emphasized the perspectives of some European commercial banks, which are focused on cross-border payments and are reflected e.g. in the “European Payments Initiative”. Irrespective of the different emphases in detail, both emphasized the outstand-ing monetary importance of the project, especially in times of crisis.
In the discussion with the audience, various rather critical positions were articulated, which also referred to technical aspects of cashless payment with a new means of payment.
The discourse project Democracy Issues of the Digitalised Financial Sector – eFin & Democracy intends to address the need for more information and exchange with further events and communication offerings in the coming years.
Monday, 18 July 2022, 18:00 – 19:30 CEST
TU Darmstadt, S1|03, 223