BIS: 9 out of 10 Central Banks Worldwide Are Exploring Digital Currencies — Driven by Crypto Market

Nine out of 10 central banks globally are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), according to the latest survey by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Außerdem, “the emergence of stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies have accelerated the work on CBDCs.”

BIS Central Bank Digital Currency Survey

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) published a Prüfbericht last week titled “Gaining momentum — Results of the 2021 BIS survey on central bank digital currencies.” The report is authored by the bank’s senior economist Anneke Kosse and financial market analyst Ilaria Mattei.

The BIS CBDC survey was conducted in autumn 2021 with the participation of 81 central banks. The report describes:

Nine out of 10 central banks are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and more than half are now developing them or running concrete experiments. In particular, work on retail CBDCs has moved to more advanced stages.

The authors explained that both the Covid-19 pandemic and “the emergence of stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies have accelerated the work on CBDCs.” This is especially true in “advanced economies, where central banks say that financial stability has increased in importance as a motivation for their CBDC involvement,” they added.

Noting that “the year 2021 was characterized by the strong growth of the cryptoassets and stablecoin market,” the report states, “On average, almost six out of 10 respondent central banks said that this growth has accelerated their work on CBDCs.” The authors continued:

This has also spurred collaboration between central banks to monitor the implications of cryptoassets and stablecoins and to coordinate regulatory approaches to contain their risks to the financial system.

Zusätzlich, many central banks revealed that they are working on wholesale CBDCs to improve cross-border payment efficiency while more than two-thirds said they are likely to issue a retail CBDC “in either the short or medium term.”

Tags in dieser Geschichte

What do you think about central banks heavily exploring CBDCs? Lass es uns im Kommentarbereich unten wissen.

Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.




Bildnachweise: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki-Commons

Haftungsausschluss: Dieser Artikel dient nur zu Informationszwecken. Es ist kein direktes Angebot oder Aufforderung zur Abgabe eines Angebots zum Kauf oder Verkauf, oder eine Empfehlung oder Befürwortung von Produkten, Dienstleistungen, oder Firmen. Bitcoin-Tidings.com bietet keine Investition, MwSt, legal, oder Buchhaltungsberatung. Weder das Unternehmen noch der Autor sind dafür verantwortlich, direkt oder indirekt, für alle Schäden oder Verluste, die durch oder in Verbindung mit der Nutzung oder dem Vertrauen auf Inhalte verursacht oder angeblich verursacht wurden, Waren oder Dienstleistungen, die in diesem Artikel erwähnt werden.

Lesen Haftungsausschluss