Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker

Our flagship Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Tracker takes you inside the rapid evolution of money all over the world. The interactive database now features 105 countries— triple the number of countries we first identified as being active in CBDC development in 2020.

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.

Content

In the News

Oct 3, 2022

CBDC Tracker referenced in the Associated Press on US Treasury recommendation to explore creating a digital dollar

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In the News

Oct 3, 2022

CBDC tracker referenced by ABC News on Biden administration exploring creation of a digital dollar

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In the News

Oct 3, 2022

CBDC tracker cited by USA Today on a fact-check of a source on the Biden administration’s digital currency research.

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Transcript

Sep 28, 2022

Full transcript: Paolo Gentiloni on signs the West’s sanctions on Russia are working—and the new packages on the way

By Atlantic Council

The European Commissioner for Economy explained that to navigate today's troubled waters, the United States and European Union will need to stick together.

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Transcript

Sep 28, 2022

Full transcript: Christine Lagarde on fighting inflation, coordinating monetary policy, and creating a digital euro

By Atlantic Council

ECB President Christine Lagarde struck a decisive tone Wednesday during the Atlantic Council and Atlantik-Brücke’s Frankfurt Forum on US-European GeoEconomics—pledging to bring prices under control through consistent and deliberate policy.

Digital Currencies Economic Sanctions

Issue Brief

Sep 28, 2022

Privacy in cross-border digital currency: A transatlantic approach

By Giulia Fanti and Nadia Pocher

As a growing number of countries explore Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) for the domestic context, multi-country cross-border CBDCs pilots are also proliferating. Cross-border CBDCs could make cross-border payments faster, cheaper, and simpler.

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Issue Brief

Sep 27, 2022

The international role of the euro and the dollar: Forever in the lead?

By Martin Mühleisen

This paper argues that this is unlikely for the foreseeable future, in part because a larger global role for the renminbi would be inconsistent with the Chinese leadership’s current policy priorities. However, there is no room for complacency.

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New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2022

The dollar has some would-be rivals. Meet the challengers.

By Ananya Kumar, Josh Lipsky

What are the realistic alternatives to the dollar that US and allied policymakers should be paying attention to? And how can they respond?

China Digital Currencies

In the News

Sep 19, 2022

Lipsky interviewed by Coin Desk: Money-Reimagined Podcast on think tank crypto research

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In the News

Sep 19, 2022

CBDC tracker cited in Politifact.com on Executive Order 14067

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Experts