Creating a digital currency is on the minds of financial professionals inside the Federal Reserve Bank and out. Making a digital option that permits cash-like exchanges and direct deposits from the government seems like an inevitable good for U.S. citizens. But what kind of control does it offer the government, and does it come with the same level of security as other digital currencies like cryptocurrencies?
Governments around the world are considering expanding their currency to include digital dollars. Using central bank digital currency will offer some benefits like direct-to-citizen payments and indisputable accounting. However, the concerns regarding inflation and technology corporation oversight is delaying immediate acceptance.