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CBDC will be used for 'control,' ECB president admits in vid chat with fake Zelensky

• Cointelegraph

A widely shared video of European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde admitting that a digital euro will be used in a "limited" way to control the payments that people can make was taken from a three-week-old prank video.

The video was highlighted by the breaking news account Watcher Guru on April 6 and generated a significant amount of social media chatter. In it, Lagarde cited a desire to not be reliant on an "unfriendly countries currency," or a currency provided by a "private corporate entity like Facebook or like Google."  She said she is "personally convinced that we have to move ahead" with the digital euro.