Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has recently requested all G7 finance ministers to have an in-depth discussion on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
“I think it’s important for us to thrash out [policy measures regarding] digital currency issued by central banks,” the Japanese finance minister added.
(…) ECB President Christine Lagarde has also been quite vocal about the CBDC developments as the Eurozone has already started working on a pan-Europe digital currency, aka the Digital Euro.
Digital Currencies issued by central bank’s are (finally?) pushing regulators and politics to have a more thorough look. For broad adoption and crossing the chasm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Chasm), it’s all but a necessity.