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How Did We Get Here? From Observing Private Currencies to Exploring Central Bank Digital Currency


Abstract: The emergence of private digital currencies has inspired discussion over the possibility of central bank-issued digital currencies. While privately issued currencies are not new, the rise of digital currencies has highlighted both concerns and opportunities for central banks.

Keywords: Digital currencies; Central banking;

JEL Classification: G21; G23;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Payments System Research Briefing

Publication Date: 2020-2-26

Pages: 7