(ETH) – The US isn’t alone on their quest for creating a “Digital Currency”. A new report from MSN just revealed that the Bank of England is reviewing whether it should create a central bank-backed digital currency, according to governor Andrew Bailey.
“We are looking at the question of, should we create a Bank of England digital currency,” Bailey said Monday in a webinar event with students. “We’ll go on looking at it, as it does have huge implications on the nature of payments and society.” “I think in a few years’ time, we will be heading toward some sort of digital currency,” he added.
The BOE is part of a group of major central banks teaming up to assess potentially developing their own digital currencies, acknowledging their role is being challenged by new technologies and private sector initiatives such as Facebook Inc.’s Libra. It could be some time before the U.K. central bank is able to fully devote its attention to such a development. READ MORE