The evolving role of central bank money in payments

The multiple-issuer/one-currency paradigm is set to remain in a CBDC world

The role of central bank money in payments is key to the monetary and financial architecture of an economy. While the topic has been debated for centuries,1 the main reference for today’s central bankers remains a report prepared in 2003 by the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems – now called the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) – during Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s chairmanship. The role of central bank money in payment systems highlighted the “mutually reinforcing

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