Money

  • May 7, 2014

    What is E-Money?

    Understanding and monitoring e-money products is an important part of the Bank of Canada’s research agenda.
    Content Type(s): Backgrounders, Money Topic(s): Digital Currencies and Fintech
  • May 7, 2014

    Decentralized E-Money

    Decentralized e-money is stored and flows through a peer-to-peer computer network that directly links users, much like chat rooms. No one user controls the network.
    Content Type(s): Backgrounders, Money Topic(s): Digital Currencies and Fintech
  • April 29, 2014

    Demand for Cash

    A core function of the Bank of Canada is to design, produce and distribute banknotes. Over the last few decades, there has been a major shift away from paper-based payment instruments, such as banknotes and cheques, toward electronic means of payment, such as debit cards, credit cards and innovations such as e-money.
    Content Type(s): Backgrounders, Money Topic(s): Digital Currencies and Fintech
  • April 8, 2013

    Seigniorage

    Defines seigniorage as the revenue earned from the issue of new money and explains it in the Canadian context.
    Content Type(s): Backgrounders, Money
  • July 30, 2012

    What is Money?

    Defines money, Outlines its main functions and explains why confidence in money is essential for it to serve those functions.
    Content Type(s): Backgrounders, Money
  • May 29, 2012

    Canada's Money Supply

    Describes the main measures of Canada’s money supply, explains how interest rates affect the growth of the supply of money and Explains why the Bank monitors this growth.
    Content Type(s): Backgrounders, Money

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