The Importance of Where Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Custodied: Exploring the Need of a Universal Access Device
12 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2020 Last revised: 20 Jun 2022
Date Written: September 11, 2020
Issuance of digital currency is not new, but DLT enables to consider monetary policy and financial
inclusion in a new way. CBDC is so disruptive, it can change money. As digital asset trading evolved into a market, developers released digital wallets for their storage. While these attempts meet the users’ needs, their technical level is open to improvements. The development of a secure wallet infrastructure can solve critical problems, like ensuring equal access to banking service, also offering a novel approach to digital identity. Whenever a financial transaction is carried out, we must face problems with fair competition, ownership, and management of our personal data. Infrastructure is needed to protect and support our digital rights. This technology is ready to develop a secure UAD, a single key tool for protecting and representing us and the organisation to keep it in a network. UAD would enable the full benefit of DLT and restore the separation of payment institutions and investment banks at the core of political agendas, store SSI related information, facilitate micropayments, and tackle using money for illicit purposes more effectively. UAD is a citizen-centric device, a symbol of the new digital currency and a tool for social inclusion.
Keywords: Universal Access Device, Central Bank Digital Currency, Digital Money, Wallet, DLT, Digital Euro, SSI
JEL Classification: E42, E58, F33, G21, J33, K22, K23, K24
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