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Fed researchers survey past literature on central bank digital currencies and highlight current issues

Fed researchers survey past literature on central bank digital currencies and highlight current issues

Researchers from the U.S. Federal Reserve published a deep-dive into the past literature on central bank digital currencies on Monday — while also laying out critical considerations for the future of such initiatives.  With a wholly digital dollar — whether from a private entity, the Fed itself or a mix of the two — potentially …

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The Interchange: Could Fed insecurities push FedNow to beat digital dollars to the punch?

Quick Take The Fed is behind the ball on real-time payments solutions relative to other advanced economies The door is still open in the U.S. for stablecoins and so-called digital dollars to offer improved payment capabilities, but that assumes ubiquitous real-time payments isn’t already readily available Originally slated for a 2023/2024 roll-out, Fed Governor Brainard …

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Congressman calls for more transparency from the Fed on central bank digital currency work

Congressman calls for more transparency from the Fed on central bank digital currency work

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer said Thursday that the U.S. Federal Reserve should be more open about its research and development efforts focused on a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. Emmer’s comments came during an appearance of the House Financial Services Committee’s The Task Force on Financial Technology, which met to discuss topics like the …

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Fed Officials See Anemic Inflation Despite Trillion-Dollar Money Injections

Fed Officials See Anemic Inflation Despite Trillion-Dollar Money Injections

Federal Reserve officials see U.S. inflation as likely to stay below 2% over the next three years, based on a new summary of economic predictions released Wednesday by the central bank. Prices for personal consumption expenditures are expected to climb just 1% this year, down from a December projection of 1.9%, according to the document. Inflation …

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Macro investor Raoul Pal says the Fed is just ‘papering up the cracks’ of the coronavirus crisis

Macro investor Raoul Pal says the Fed is just ‘papering up the cracks’ of the coronavirus crisis

The Federal Reserve and the U.S. government are working aggressively to implement policies aimed at addressing the financial crisis triggered by COVID-19 and the economic impact of the societal shutdown. Americans across the country have begun receiving stimulus checks to recoup lost income. Meanwhile, the Fed has said that it would serve as a backstop …

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