August 24, 2019 In speech, Head of UK Central Bank considers a central bank-issued digital currency as an alternative to the USD.

Citing the considerable influence that the USD has on global trade and caution toward CNY growing into a similar role, Mark Carney considered the effects of a global currency pegged to a fiat basket. This draws parallels to Libra, which Carney highlighted as an ‘intriguing concept with many open regulatory issues’.