BREAKDOWN: Why a CBDC Would Make the Fed’s Job Miserable

Does the Fed really want to be the morality police for payments?

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG

A reading of JP Koning’s essay for Coindesk “Are Central Bankers Ready for Payments Theater?

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Tidal Wave” by BRASKO. Image credit: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.

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