Central banks must play ‘pivotal role’ in digital money, says BIS exec By Cointelegraph

Central banks must play ‘pivotal role’ in digital money, says BIS exec

With central bank digital currencies — or CBDCs — on the agenda in many countries, the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements has weighed in on the role of the mainstream financial establishment in the emerging digital currency landscape.

Speaking at the Hoover Institution policy seminar on Jan. 27, Agustín Carstens argued for central banks to be front and center in issuing and controlling digital money:

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