Riksbank adviser Segendorf offers insight into distributed ledger technology

Sveriges Riksbank

Adopting distributed ledger technology would allow central banks to issue currency "in a new way", Björn Segendorf, adviser to the financial stability department of Sveriges Riksbank, tells Central Banking.

Segendorf has held a range of roles at the central bank, including chief economist. He now advises and conducts research for the Riksbank on topics including digital currencies, payment systems and policy.

In recent months, many senior central bankers – including Andrew Bailey, Lael Brainard