Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan stated that stablecoins pegged to foreign exchange may bog down Switzerland’s financial coverage in some cases.
Cryptocurrencies’ restricted use as fee tools
On Sept. 5, Jordan spoke on the University of Basel, pronouncing that he’s satisfied that cryptocurrencies are of restricted use as fee tools, shops of price and devices of account, as they’re matter to main fluctuations. Jordan went on to mention:
“Crypto tokens are more like speculative investment instruments than ‘good’ money in terms of their characteristics. Users typically describe money as ‘good’ if it has a stable value over time, is broadly accepted, and enables efficient payments. Given these parameters, it seems unlikely that crypto tokens will be widely used as money in Switzerland.”
Jordan additional expressed his considerations in regard to stablecoins pegged to foreign exchange organising themselves in Switzerland. He defined:
“If stable coins pegged to foreign currencies were to establish themselves in Switzerland, the effectiveness of our monetary policy could be impaired.”
The central banker added Swiss franc stablecoin would have “no immediate impact on the effectiveness of our monetary policy,” but in addition stated that giving most people get right of entry to to a central bank-issued virtual forex may pose a danger to monetary balance through expanding the chance of a financial institution run.
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As Cointelegraph in the past reported, the central financial institution is in shut touch with the related government over Facebook’s Geneva-based crypto challenge Libra. SNB vice-chairman Fritz Zurbruegg stated that it used to be nonetheless tough to research the Libra challenge absolutely, bringing up the imprecise personality of to be had documentation.