Brown Bag Session

2023-02-14 12:00 - 13:00 E19.14

A proposal for a privacy friendly digital euro, using the existing payment infrastructure Some years ago Jaap-Henk wrote about privacy-friendly ticketing for public transport. In this BBS he wants to show how similar techniques can also be used to implement a privacy-friendly contactless payment system. The idea is inspired by recent payment wallets and banking apps that allow users of smartphones to make contactless payments at point of sale terminals in physical shops. The core is a special wallet app on a smartphone (to protect privacy), leveraging the existing payment infrastructure (to enable a smooth and gradual roll-out of the system). In particular he would propose this as a possible implementation of the ’digital euro’.