The digital assets market has seen its fair share of controversies, and one of the industry’s biggest naysayers have been institutions that gave grown with fiat money. But with the passage of time, some organizations are coming to terms with the fact that cryptocurrencies can actually be used to make improvements in the industry.
One individual who has given blockchain technology and digital assets stance were Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, who recently told the United States Congress that the Reserve was exploring whether it makes sense to issue its own digital currency that could be used by businesses and households.
Powell even answered a few questions, such as the obstacles that the Fed may face while developing a US dollar digital currency. Powell tried to answer questions about the legal status of the general-purpose CBDC, such as whether it would constitute legal tender and how the rights and obligations of participants in such a system would be determined.
The chair also addressed the issue of market risks and development failure when it comes to the proposed national digital currency. He believed that the CBDC could potentially replace private-sector financial service provisions with public sector provisions. In his words:
“The FedNow Service is being developed to permit banks of every size in every community across the country to be able to provide real time payments to their customers, but it will not entail the Federal Reserve serving those customers directly.”
Powell also had a lot of positives to list out when it came to the implementation of the national cryptocurrency and stated that the benefits would tackle policy, operational, and legal questions. The new crypto will be financially transparent and will provide safeguards against illicit activities. Fraudsters and scammers are one of the few reasons that deter a lot of investors to enter the cryptocurrency industry. Just recently, a Swede involved in a Bitcoin scam worth millions was extradited to the United States from Thailand.
Another advantage mentioned by Powell was the instant liquidity that users would have access to during a financial stress episode. According to him, the easy access, low cost, and the ability to reallocate funds from the private sector to the Federal reserve at negligible risk rate were all vital elements in launching the cryptocurrency.
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