Washington Post

Bank of Japan to start digital currency experiments next year

Foto: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi Foto: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

The Bank of Japan said it aims to start early phase experiments next year on issuing a digital currency in order to be ready should demand for one rise quickly.

"From the viewpoint of ensuring the stability and efficiency of the overall payment and settlement systems, the bank considers it important to prepare thoroughly to respond to changes in circumstances in an appropriate manner," the BOJ said in a report released Friday...

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