Posted by on September 21, 2022 3:42 pm
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White House Exploring Risks, Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currency

The Biden administration is “closely examining” the possibilities for issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) based on a technical report prepared by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (pdf), along with other reports.
“If the U.S. pursued a CBDC, there could be many possible benefits, such as facilitating efficient and low-cost transactions, fostering greater access to the financial system, boosting economic growth, and supporting the continued centrality of the U.S. within the international financial system,” said Alondra Nelson, head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in a press briefing on Sept. 16. “However, a U.S. CBDC could also introduce a variety of risks, as it might affect everything ranging from the stability of the financial system to the protection of sensitive data.”…

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