Interbank Market News Scan: Central bank digital currencies are likely more about efficiently changing the money supply.

The Federal Reserve’s intent around central bank digital currency is to create a direct and efficient way to manipulate money supply. A programmable digital currency that regulates spending via some algorithm or all out reduces dollar amounts in accounts again by some algorithm would save the Federal Open Market Committee two days of hair pulling decisions. CBDCs would amount to their unique version of ChatGPT, an artificial monetary policy environment that reduces the FOMC’s role to monitoring and advising versus direct policy action.