US’s CBDC faces a delay in years – Bank of America reports

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  • According to the Bank of America, the United States CBDC is incoming, but a digital dollar is unlikely in the near term – placing the period to a few years.
  • According to BOA, central banks representing 67% of the world’s countries and 98% of global GDP have looked into CBDCs, with 33% of them in advanced stages.
  • According to an analyst, the Federal Reserve (Fed) continues to pilot CBDCs but has not committed to a CBDC and will not issue one without the executive branch and Congressional support.

The anticipated plot to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by the Federal Reserve is still in the books. However, recent news confirms that this will be a problem without authorization from the executive branch and their support as well as Congressional approval, as conveyed by a recent analysis report. 

The crypto space is an ever-evolving landscape that has witnessed brilliant invitations, and among them are digital currencies pegged to financial institutions. Recent reports dictated that the future for digital assets holds much promise as central bank digital currencies (CBDC) are on the way, and this would be an exclusive checkpoint of the crypto industry. 

The American CBDC pending launch 

The anticipated innovation of these digital currencies backed by central banks is very likely, but a challenge has been noted as the digital dollar is nowhere in the near term. This has been based on a recorded analysis of the Bank of America (BAC) during its report release on Monday. 

Central banks account for 67% of all countries around the globe. Part of this includes a 98% control of global gross domestic product (GDP). These Central banks are currently eyeing digital currencies in issuing CBDC. 

Additionally, among the registered central banks intending to issue CBDCs, 33% are already in advanced stages, according to the report filed by BAC.

Central Bank digital currencies are digital assets offered by the government in tokenized forms that represent the country’s local fiat currency. According to market analysis, Alkesh Shah took the lead, the report wrote:

 The Federal Reserve (Fed) continues to pilot CBDCs but has not committed to a CBDC and will not issue one without executive branch and Congressional support.

Bank of America

The authors also added in the report:

 CBDC benefits and risks depend on the design and issuance approach, but we expect CBDCs to provide a more efficient and less costly payment system for cross-border and domestic payments, a tool for monetary policy implementation and improved financial inclusion.

Bank of America

The bank lamented and explained:

 Still, they may also drive competition with bank deposits, more frequent bank runs, loss of monetary sovereignty and tensions among countries globally.

Bank of America

Details on CBDCs

Innovation of these currencies is expected to be overseen by regional governments and the Central banks therein, and are all expected to work together in driving the digital asset to adoption. They intend to do this by leveraging beneficiaries as well as the private sectors across all emerging phases in the implementation of central bank digital currencies. 

According to the Bank of America, the institution confirms its view, explaining that the these currencies have the power to, “revolutionize global financial systems.”

In regard to the recent news in CBDCs, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has already affirmed last month that it was working on its wholesale central bank digital currency that was posted alongside the six commercial banks and the SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). 

This plot is intended to run from December this year to June 2024 and will include commercial banks like USB and Zurcher Kantonalbank, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, Commerzbank, Basler Kantonalbank, and Banque Cantonale. 

The wholesale CBDC will be employed solely as a mode of money transferred between financial institutions. As such, this will be a different form of CBDC that differs from retail forms that are available to all customers using digital currency. 

Other regions, including parts of Europe like France, have shown their intention to also launch their own central bank digital currency, according to the French central bank governor’s speech last month. Despite being a more profitable investment, the CBDCs have been met with concerns that are linked to customer privacy. 

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