IMF lawyers argue that central banks need reform before they can issue CBDCs

IMF lawyers argue that central banks need reform before they can issue CBDCs

New and developing research from the International Monetary Fund suggests that central banks around the world need new legal definitions for tokenized currencies. On Friday, the International Monetary Fund published a new working paper on central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, and their legal ramifications. In the paper, researchers including IMF legal counsel Wouter Bossu and Catalina Margulis argue that current frameworks are inadequate for issuing public-facing CBDCs. The researchers are particularly concerned about how existing definitions of money can apply to such a new....


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CBDCs won’t fundamentally be changing anything — central banks still want to control your wealth and your money. Mark my words: Governments and central banks will never care about your wealth and your privacy as much as you do. That reality is exactly why central bank digital currencies are dead in the water already.They say if you can’t beat them, join them. That’s exactly what CBDCs are attempting to do. They want to join the party that is cryptocurrency without actually giving their citizens the privacy and democratic freedom a truly decentralized digital currency provides.In a recent....

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