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We shouldn't ignore the risks that stablecoins potentially pose to the financial system, says our columnist.
Central banks should welcome competition from crypto and the crypto industry should be less defensive, says our columnist.
Fears that CBDCs could cause financial instability and increase surveillance are misplaced, says our columnist.
Blame governments, not technology, for costly and inefficient international payments. But private cryptocurrencies could help.
It's 2028. Once-dominant sovereign currencies face intense competition. Meanwhile, someone is attacking the Fed's e-Gov platform.
It's 2028 and central banks, Big Tech companies and the "deplatformed" are establishing their own worlds of digital money.
Faced by the rise of stablecoins and other blockchain experiments, central banks had to rethink their roles in the world this year.
A retail CBDC or an indirect one? Synthetic? An API approach? How central banks implement digital currencies will have seismic implications.
As central bank digital currencies have risen up the policy agenda, myths have emerged to confuse what they can and can't deliver.