Digital Pound Nothing Like Crypto, Bank of England Official Says

A majority of cryptocurrencies are “highly speculative” and have “no intrinsic value,” Cunliffe said, adding that although it is possible some technologies underlying crypto could help develop a digital version of the pound, the bank is considering a range of options. While the central bank has made no decision on using distributed ledger technology (DLT) which is currently used for cryptos, Cunliffe said experimentation with decentralized record-keeping is “important to ensure it is appropriately considered.”

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