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Central Banks' Digital Money Strategies: Why Bank CIOs Should Care, and What They Should Do

Published: 13 June 2017

ID: G00331796

Analyst(s): Fabio Chesini


The world's central banks face serious economic destabilization threats from new digital money alternatives, but they're responding in very different ways. Bank CIOs should use Gartner's four central bank scenarios to align their digital strategies with their central banks' market approaches.

Table Of Contents


  • Digital Money Isn't Going Away — and Even If Central Banks Aren't Ready for It Yet, Bank CIOs Need to Be
  • Four Digital Money Scenarios for Central Banks
  • How Can Bank CIOs Tell Which Digital Money Scenarios Their Central Banks May Adopt?
  • The Bottom Line

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