US Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says It’s Better to Be Right Than First on CBDC

  • US Fed Chair Powell believes that the United States should focus on getting right the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), rather than attempt to be first.

 

  • While speaking on a panel hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Powell reassured that the US is “committed to carefully and thoughtfully evaluating the potential costs and benefits of a CBDC for the US economy and payments system.”

 

  • Although Powell admitted that the digital currency has the potential to improve the current payments system, he claimed that the Fed hadn’t made a final decision on launching its own.

 

  • Reports from earlier this year suggested that the Federal Reserve had started experimenting with a hypothetical digital currency.

 

  • Nevertheless, today’s speech showcased that the US central bank is still unconvinced by that idea. In contrast, the other global superpower China has been making serious improvements on the matter. 

 

  • CryptoPotato reported earlier today that China had taken the CBDC tests to its citizens by airdropping $1.5 million worth of the digital yuan and urging them to buy goods. However, the initial results weren’t promising as users said it didn’t offer anything groundbreaking. 

 

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Publication date: 
10/19/2020 - 17:38
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