Make Kitco Your Homepage

Bank of Japan will prepare 'thoroughly' for possible launch of digital yen, Kuroda says

Kitco News

TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan currently has no plan to issue its own digital currency but will prepare "thoroughly" to respond to changing circumstances that could require it to do so in future, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday.

Kuroda made the remark in a speech to a private seminar on financial service innovation.

The BOJ plans to move to the second phase of an experiment for issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from April, which will be key to deciding on pilot programmes and the eventual launch of a digital yen.

Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Clarence Fernandez
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.