The Federal Reserve Shares Its Thinking About a US CBDC

This episode is sponsored by NexoAbra and FTX US.

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For more than a year, the Federal Reserve has been talking about a forthcoming paper on central bank digital currencies in the U.S. Now that the paper has finally been released, NLW walks us step by step through the Fed’s thinking and shares the initial commentary from the crypto community and Washington, D.C.

See also: In Long-Awaited CBDC White Paper, Fed Flags Privacy, Financial Stability Risks

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Time” by OBOY. Image credit: Koron/Moment/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at

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