Wanted: Economist for Digital Currencies, Fintech as Bank of Canada Studies a Possible CBDC
The move comes as the central bank continues to research how a central bank digital currency would work as well as the possible risks.
The Bank of Canada is seeking an economist, digital currencies and financial technologies, as the Canadian central bank continues to research how a central bank digital currency (CBDC) would work and the possible risks involved.
- According to the posting, the economist will: "monitor and analyze developments in electronic money and payments, including CBDCs, cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, crypto exchanges and others."
- The posting comes as the Bank of Canada has both expressed caution regarding the risks of a CBDC and also how the pandemic has accelerated the need for speed at which the central bank must research how a CBDC would work.
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