Senior Economist: Banking, Financial Markets, Regulation
Deutsche Bank AG
BiographyHeike Mai joined Deutsche Bank Research in 2004. Her work focuses on payments, banking, financial markets and regulation. Before, she worked in Deutsche Bank’s Global Cash Management division. Heike Mai holds a diploma in economics and Spanish from University of Cologne, and a degree in business administration from VWA Stuttgart.
About the companyDeutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Deutsche Bank provides banking services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals.
PresentationWhy would we use crypto euros?
The rise of cryptocurrencies and the decline in cash payments are the background for a new concept : digital cash issued by central banks. Several central banks are working on projects related to this topic. This presentation will take a user’s perspective. Why would consumers use such digital cash instead of existing alternatives? The presentation will assess the potential advantages and disadvantages of digital cash including the possible impact on the use of physical cash.