The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, believes that no existing cryptocurrencies will last. Talking about the design, governance, and arrangements of “a lasting digital currency,” the head of England’s central bank said, “I don’t think cryptocurrencies as originally formulated are it.”
Bank of England Chief Andrew Bailey Doubts Any Existing Cryptocurrencies Will Last
Bank of England (BOE) Governor Andrew Bailey talked about cryptocurrency at the World Economic Forum’s online Davos Agenda Monday. Speaking on a panel entitled “Resetting Digital Currencies,” he said that digital innovation in payments was “here to stay.”
However, as for cryptocurrencies, the head of England’s central bank said:
Have we landed on what I would call the design, governance and arrangements for what I might call a lasting digital currency? No, I don’t think we’re there yet, honestly. I don’t think cryptocurrencies as originally formulated are it.
The Bank of England governor added: “The whole question of people having assurance that their payments will be