The Bank of England is on the hunt for an economist to spearhead its research into a central bank-issued digital currency.
Tthe central bank is looking for someone to lead the effort and examine whether "universal access" to this kind of electronic money would be "desirable" for users.
The listing explains:
But there are also signs that search is taking longer than perhaps expected. As Bloomberg notes, the UK central bank previously listed this position over the summer, suggesting either a dearth of quality candidates or a high standard for research hires.
However, the Bank of England may have time on its side.
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