The Bank of Canada is looking to hire an economist who has a deep knowledge of financial technology and digital currencies

The Canadian central bank posted a position for an economist, digital currencies and financial technologies.

According to the posting, the economist’s duties will be to monitor and analyze the latest developments related to electronic funds and payments, implement research projects, prepare analytical notes, and work on the “potential development of a CBDC.”

The advertisement lists as qualifications “nice to have” as: a knowledge of bitcoin, ethereum and other major cryptocurrency platforms as well as traditional payments systems like card networks, merchant acquirers, point of sale technologies.

Oct. 25th, 2020 is the deadline for receiving applications.

As AZCoin News reported on Oct. 17, Stefan Ingves, the Governor of the Riksbank pushed for Sweden’s government to “review the concept of legal tender” and the legality of an e-krona is necessary to prepare Riksbank for a digital future.

The People’s Bank of China aims to become the first to issue a digital currency in its push to internationalise the yuan and reduce its dependence on the global dollar payment system.

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have both launched consultations on the matter while the Bank of Japan and the US Fed have so far taken a backseat.

On Oct. 13, the Bank of Russia released a consultation paper on the development of the digital Russian ruble.

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