February 20, 2024

US Fed considers central bank cryptocurrency launch

US Fed considers central bank cryptocurrency launch

The US Federal Reserve is considering developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), including possible problems and risks that they may pose.

This was told by the Chairman of the Board of GovernorsFederal Reserve Jerome Powell, it was a response to a request from US representatives French Hill and Bill Foster to launch a national digital currency.

Powell added that the agency is conducting experiments to gain practical experience and better understand the capabilities and limitations of CBDC.

According to him, before the release of CBDC Federalthe reserve should solve a number of legal issues, including monetary and payment policy, assess financial stability, supervision, operational issues and their vulnerability to cyber attacks.

"If they are designed with financial transparency in mind and provide protection againstillegal activity is likely to require us to keep records of all digital currency payment data... will also ariseData Privacy and Information Security Issues""In the future, we will be able to meet the needs of our clients," Powell added.

In addition, a number of design considerations should be considered for the development of a CBDC, including managing an outstanding stock of such currency and anonymizing the ownership and transfer of a CBDC.

“The main problem is that we are notwere taken aback by the rapid development of events in other countries, which could put our economy at a competitive disadvantage and jeopardize the primacy of the US dollar. ”"In the future, we will be able to meet the needs of our clients," said one of the members of the House of Representatives.

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