U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L) and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leave a ceremony to debut the new design for the US$100 note at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, April 21, 2010. Officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the United States Secret Service today unveiled the new design for the $100 note. Complete with advanced technology to combat counterfeiting, the new design for the $100 note retains the traditional look of U.S. currency.   REUTERS/Jim Young   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - GM1E64L1SSV01
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对于推进数字货币这件事,美国的表现并不算积极,但现在他们总算向实质行动迈出了一步。早些时候美联储(Federal Reserve)宣布计划在今夏发布一份数字货币研讨报告,目的是广泛听取意见。

「为了促进广泛交流,美联储将在今夏发布数字货币研讨报告,对外分享我们目前对于数字支付的想法,内容主要集中在美国央行数字货币(CBDC)的潜在益处和风险上。」联准会主席 Jerome Powell 在一段视频中这么说道,「在这个过程中,我们会就支付、普惠金融、数据隐私、信息安全等问题征询公众意见。」

不过 Powell 不忘强调关于数字美元,美国目前还没有最终定论,但他同时也表示美国想要在数字货币国际标准的建立中扮演「领导角色」。