Minneapolis Fed president Kashkari weighs in on CBDC: ‘Handwaving word salad’ thumbnail
Minneapolis Fed president Kashkari weighs in on CBDC: ‘Handwaving word salad’
cointelegraph.com
We’re studying it,” Kashkari said of CBDCs, adding that the Fed believes it would take an act of Congress to allow it to issue its own digital currency Whether it’s Bitcoin or digital currency, nobody has been able to articulate what problem it is actually solving. […] I can send anybody in this roo
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  • We’re studying it,” Kashkari said of CBDCs, adding that the Fed believes it would take an act of Congress to allow it to issue its own digital currency
  • Whether it’s Bitcoin or digital currency, nobody has been able to articulate what problem it is actually solving. […] I can send anybody in this room $5 right now using Venmo. […] So what is it that a central bank digital currency can do that Venmo can’t do?”
  • “It’s just a bunch of handwaving word salad about maybe it’s better. […] But there’s no evidence that it is better,”
  • Kashkari asked rhetorically why China may have been motivated to introduce its CBDC and answered, “In theory, a government could monitor every one of your transactions with a central bank digital currency.
  • We would not be in favor of that at the Federal Reserve

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