Norges Bank

Staff Memo

Introduction of central bank digital currency – necessary legislative amendments

Helge Syrstad
Staff Memo


Norges Bank has been running a central bank digital currency project since 2016. The project is now in its fourth phase, and as part of this phase an overview will be provided of required legislative amendments linked to the introduction of CBDC. For an overview of Norges Bank’s CBDC project, please see the web page on central bank digital currency. This memo assesses the legislative amendments that are expected to be required in order to introduce CBDC.

Staff Memos present reports and documentation written by staff members and affiliates of Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway. Views and conclusions expressed in Staff Memos should not be taken to represent the views of Norges Bank.

ISSN 1504-2596 (online)

Published 2 March 2023 12:30
Published 2 March 2023 12:30