Digital Money Not An Adequate Replacement For Cash, Bundesbank’s Weidmann Says | 6/13/2017 | Staff
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Digital money issued by central banks would not be an adequate replacement for cash and would heighten the risk of a run on commercial banks, the head of Germany’s Bundesbank said on Wednesday.

The idea of a digital currency giving holders a direct claim on the central bank is being studied by Sweden’s Riksbank and has been touted by some academics as a way to extend the reach of monetary policy when interest rates on deposits are below zero.

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But Jens Weidmann rejected it and defended the use of cash and means of payments that go through commercial banks.

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