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CBDC Director, Tom Mutton, Makes Critical Statement About Digital Currencies

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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:35
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Alihuseyn Gulu-Zada
CBDC director, Tom Mutton, made some important statements supporting the Bank of England's view on digital currencies.
CBDC Director, Tom Mutton, Makes Critical Statement About Digital Currencies
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Bank of England CBDC director, Tom Mutton, made important statements about digital currencies. He stressed that the digitalization of currency produced by the central bank could have many benefits in the future. Mutton also added that CBDCs will benefit the future development of the UK and become the most secure currency in the world in terms of security.

However, the CBDC director stressed that the UK government and Central Bank of England must continue to work on the CBDC. In particular, Mutton said, "CBDC will be the most secure currencies, but we have a long way to go to achieve this. We have a lot of work to do".

Tom Mutton shares our latest thinking on central bank digital currency (CBDC). https://t.co/70Apz2d91i pic.twitter.com/Rg7eHAI5Eu

— Bank of England (@bankofengland) June 17, 2021

CBDC production and control may be subject to more control than regular money, with many officials stating that the CBDC production process will be easier and can be controlled more quickly because they are digital.

Stating that a quick response to CBDC could have consequences, Mutton said the UK cannot offer digital money to the public without working on the problem.

While many economists and security experts support Mutton, they are adamant that in the face of increasing cyberattacks and threats in recent years, central banks will have to make a huge effort and take extraordinary security measures.

Many countries, such as the US, Germany and Canada continue to work on CBDC. However, Germany and other countries are only doing research because of the common use of the euro, and it is research that can be supported jointly in all countries that use the euro.

In the US, the Fed has long been working on a digital dollar that can be used by millions of people.

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Alihuseyn graduated from Yale University with a focus on linguistics and philosophy. He has worked as a journalist-analyst for Trend News Agency. At the same time, he is an academically trained singer (baritone) and a composer. Alihuseyn has been involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2017 and is an enthusiast in this field, considering blockchain technology revolutionary and capable of changing society. In this area, he has written several theoretical and analytical pieces.