Japan is moving forward with its central bank studying practicality and feasibility of developing its own digital currency.
Private sources were ahead of the Bank of Japan, which is now following the lead to adopt the use of circulating currency via a quicker and more reliable method. You won’t hold it in your hands or keep it in your wallet; rather, the transactions would be made through computers, smartphones, and credit cards.
The world is pacing forward towards digital currency, of which the price per unit is increasing at an impressive rate. The most famous example of which is Bitcoin, which earned a fortune to those who invested in it at early stages.
The first phase of experiments, to be carried out until March 2022, will focus on testing the technical feasibility of issuing, distributing, and redeeming a central bank digital currency (CBDC), the BOJ said in a statement.
Once the initial testing proves fruitful, it will then move forward to scrutinize more detailed functions. Such as deciding if to set limits or not over the centralized digital currency amount against each entity.
“If necessary, the central bank will launch a pilot program that involves payment service providers and end-users,” BOJ Executive Director Shinichi Uchida stated last month. “While there is no change in the BOJ’s stance, it currently has no plan to issue CBDC, we believe initiating experiments at this stage is a necessary step,” he added.
As the stats prove, growing digital currencies are a much faster, more reliable, and secure way to approach financial systems and are being adapted worldwide more than ever before.
Digital currencies are providing a promising speedy, and secure method for all payments, including international ones. The method firstly adapted by the private financial services is now on its way to get hold of more centralized banks worldwide.
China is considered the world leader in adopting digital currencies at all scales, with nations like Japan following its lead to developing their own. Last October, the Bank of Japan announced its developing plans on operating its own digital currency at the earliest.