In June 2023, the Atlantic Council, based in the United States, announced the results of a study on global nations’ interest in and progress toward creating their own central bank digital currencies. Eleven countries have already launched CBDCs; 130 others are in the exploratory phase, and about half of those have begun the development process.
Market watchers cite multiple factors behind governments’ push toward CBDCs, from the decreasing use of cash by the general population to geopolitical tensions and events. Whatever the underlying reasons, though, crypto industry players need to keep an eye on developments and consider how the rise of CBDCs could impact the industry and global marketplace. Here, 11 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share their predictions for possible outcomes from the ever-expanding development and introduction of CBDCs.
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