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The creation of a central bank digital currency “should only be pursued as a final option to meet clearly defined public policy goals that cannot be achieved through payments innovations that leverage existing digital dollars,” the American Bankers Association told the Federal Reserve in a comment letter.

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A group of Republican lawmakers led by House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) this week urged the Federal Reserve to carefully examine whether the benefits of creating a central bank digital currency would outweigh the risks of doing so.

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Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu called for establishing an “intentional architecture” for stablecoins that would focus on “stability, interoperability and separability,” and also take into account privacy, security and the need to prevent illicit finance.

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