• Legally Speaking, is Digital Money Really Money?

    3 days ago - By iMF Direct

    By Catalina Margulis and Arthur Rossi
    Countries are moving fast toward creating digital currencies. Or, so we hear from various surveys showing an increasing number of central banks making substantial progress towards having an official digital currency.
    But, in fact, close to 80 percent of the world's central banks are either not allowed to issue a digital currency under their existing laws, or the legal framework is not clear.
    To help countries make this assessment, we reviewed the central bank laws of 174 IMF members in a new IMF staff paper , and found out that only about 40 are...
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