Two-thirds of central banks say retail CBDC ‘possible’

BIS survey finds 90% of central banks now working on digital currencies

Digital currency

More than two-thirds of central banks think it is either ‘possible’ or ‘likely’ that they will issue a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) in either the short or medium term, the Bank for International Settlements found in its latest CBDC survey.

In all, 68% of the 81 central bank respondents said they were either likely to issue a retail CBDC or “might possibly” do so. The figure is the highest proportion of respondents expecting to issue CBDC since the BIS began collecting data, and

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