On 9 October, 7 central banks and the BIS released a report assessing the feasibility of publicly available Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in helping central banks deliver their public policy objective. It outlines foundational principles and core features of a CBDC, but does not give an opinion on whether to issue, and central banks are to continue investigating CBDC feasibility without committing to issuance. BIS and banks have identified the core features of any future CBDC system, which must be –
- Resilient and secure to maintain operational integrity.
- Convenient and available at very low or no cost to end users.
- Underpinned by appropriate standards and a clear legal framework.
- Have an appropriate role for the private sector, as well as promoting competition and innovation.
The report is at –
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