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From PayPal to Libra: Big Tech Has Forced Central Banks to Wake Up to CBDCs, Says Benoit Coeure

Libra was the final wake-up call for central banks that prompted serious consideration of digital currency issuances, according to Benoit Coeure, head of the Innovation Hub at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).In an interview with French newspaper L’Express published on the BIS website Friday, Coeure acknowledged central banks had

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Major Meeting of Central Banks Produces Same Old ‘Evaluating’ CBDCs Refrain

Central bankers continued to evaluate the merits, or lack thereof, of a digital currency (CBDC), explaining that digital innovation has its benefits but policy considerations abound during a panel discussion hosted by the International Monetary Fund on Monday. The panel, featuring Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell; Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Nor

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