October 25, 2020

IBM: Central Bank cryptocurrencies will appear in 5 years

A study by IBM and OMFIF shows that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can be great cash substitute for various applications, including retail payments.

In a joint study by IBM and the Forumofficial monetary and financial institutions (OMFIF) analysts are researchers from 13 developed economies of the world and 10 emerging markets. The study was called Retail CBDC: A New Frontier of Payments, and ran from July to September 2019.

“Central banks respond to reality inwhich digital currencies, whether private or public, will soon become part of the global monetary system. And the Central Bank should take steps in order not to be left behind innovation, ”the researchers note.

It is reported that 73% of world banks are positivespeak about cryptocurrencies of the Central Bank. 82% of representatives of central banks believe that the main threat to financial stability on the part of cryptocurrencies of the Central Bank is the high speed of banking operations.

According to analysts, the first cryptocurrency of the Central Bank is unlikelywhether it will be launched by the central bank of the country from the Big Twenty (G20). Most likely, this will make the bank a small country with a less complex economic system.

In conclusion of the study, analysts noted that the first cryptocurrency of the Central Bank should appear within 5 years.

“We will see the central bank's retail digital currency for five years. It will be put into circulation together with fiat money, or as a replacement for banknotes and coins, ”the report says.

The other day, the vice chairman of ChinaThe Center for International Economic Exchange (CCIEE) Huang Qifan said the People’s Bank of China will be the first to issue state cryptocurrency in the world.

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