The ECCB’s Timothy Antoine on currency union, cooperation and DCash 2.0

The ECCB governor speaks with Christopher Jeffery about maintaining a currency zone, addressing climate and cyber risks, the decline in correspondence banking and lessons learned from issuing a retail CBDC

Credit: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is celebrating 40 years since its founding. What do you view as the main benefits of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union?

The main benefit, without a doubt, is relatively low inflation over an extended period. Since 1976, we have pegged US$1 to EC$2.7. Our inflation is largely imported and typically tracks US inflation. That’s a big benefit as inflation is a pernicious tax, especially on the poorest and most vulnerable. Our monetary union has also provided

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