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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, flirts with the idea of a virtual currency as a substitute for the USD:

"As a consequence, it is an open question whether such a new Synthetic Hegemonic Currency (SHC) would be best provided by the public sector, perhaps through a network of central bank digital currencies. Even if the initial variants of the idea prove wanting, the concept is intriguing."
Source: kansascityfed.org/~/media/file

Bitcoin fixes this.

@flexbit
If it worked properly like digital cash it'd be great for btc, but central banks would never create something you could trade freely without some method of control.

@Firedragon888 Central banks can't control gold much either and yet keep it as part of their reserves. If all goes "well" then by 2030 Bitcoin could reach a market cap in the order of $50 trillion (in today's purchasing power). It would then become unavoidable for central banks to somehow relate to Bitcoin.

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