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In the Digital Currency Race, Mark Carney Tops Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg

Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

Central banks rather than giant tech companies are considered the preferred issuers of digital currency, according to a survey published by Omfif.

While Mark Zuckerberg‘s Facebook Inc. may be banking on its large international user base to launch cryptocurrency Libra, the poll for the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum found there’s more faith in central banks. More than half said they’d prefer a digital currency issued by their monetary authority. Major internet technology companies were the least trusted, with a rating of just 37%.