Korea Bank Has No Plan to Issue Crypto In The Near Future

By Chris Torres | February 3, 2019
Korea Bank Has No Plan to Issue Crypto In The Near Future

The Bank of Korea (BOK) reportedly has no plan to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC) anytime soon, despite heated debate over cryptocurrency around the globe.

A CBDC is a digital currency that is under the jurisdiction of central banks – the issuers of the nation’s currency.

“We have to work further on benefits and costs of CBDC implementation first.” said an executive of BOK. He made his claim after conducting a research on different aspects of CBDC authorization, involving the probably nationwide statutory and community-cordial impact of CBDC. Therefore, the BOK is in no rush to enact such venture, reported Korea Herald (Jan 29).

The official also added that analyses into the prospects and effects of CBDC issuance will be continued in a more extensive and exhaustive way.

As The Crypto Sight reported, Venezuela launched its oil-backed crypto Petro through an ICO last year. Iran will soon launch its first state-backed cryptocurrency in order to deal with US sanctions.

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