Mark Carney, the governor of the United Kingdom’s central bank – the Bank of England – spoke on a recent panel in Stockholm on the future of central banking where he stated that he is open-minded about the idea of a central-bank-issued digital currency. Could this be a sign that Carney is re-thinking his previously anti-crypto views?
A Softer Stance from the Bank of England
According to a report from Bloomberg, while the governor admitted openness to the idea, he was quick to point out that a central-bank-issued digital currency was not yet on the horizon. He added that cryptocurrencies do not perform the role of money. While not exactly ringing endorsement, it is nonetheless a far cry from his previous dismissal of Bitcoin as a failed currency and store of value.