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CBDC may threat stablecoins, not Bitcoin: ARK36 exec

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Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) do not pose any direct threat to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) but are still associated with risks in relation to stablecoins, one industry executive believes.According to Mikkel Morch, executive director at the digital asset hedge fund ARK36, a state-backed digital currency like the U.S.

dollar doesn’t necessarily have to be a competitor to a private or a decentralized cryptocurrency.That’s because the use cases and value proposition of the decentralized digital assets “often go beyond the realm of simple transactions,” Morch said in a statement to Cointelegraph on Thursday.The exec referred to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell who earlier this year hinted that the United States government would not stop a “well regulated, privately issued stablecoin” from coexisting with a potential Fed digital dollar.As such, active commitment to the CBDC development does not mean that other countries like Singapore are unfriendly to non-state-backed cryptocurrencies, Morch said.

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