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Global Stablecoins: Monetary Policy Implementation Considerations from the U.S. Perspective

David Lowe and Matthew Malloy

No 2021-020, Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Abstract: This note explores the potential effects of the widespread adoption of a global stablecoin (GSC) on key aggregate financial sector balance sheets in the United States. To do this, we map out cash flows of GSC transactions among financial sector entities using a stylized set of 't-accounts'. By analyzing these individual transactions, we infer aggregate and compositional effects on U.S. commercial banking sector and Federal Reserve balance sheets. Through this lens, we also consider how these balance sheet changes could affect monetary policy implementation, the demand for central bank reserves, and the market for U.S. dollar safe assets.

Keywords: Monetary policy; Banks; Fintech; Stablecoins (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E40 E50 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 p.
Date: 2021-03-22
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DOI: 10.17016/FEDS.2021.020

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