Sarah John urged reserve banks to move more quickly towards developing and deploying crypto payment solutions..
Regulators in the European Union are reportedly struggling to decide how best to regulate Facebook Libra and the wider sector.
Cryptocurrencies, and those developing them, must conform to existing anti-money laundering principles or face action.
Lawmakers in Japan are set to publish proposals this week which could pave the way for digital currency use in the country.
While the Bank of Japan had no immediate plans for a CBDC, it was “very important” for the central bank to be prepared should the need arise.
Facebook’s troubled Libra stablecoin is no closer to launching, after running into fresh opposition from regulators worldwide.
Patrick Ellis of the Libra Association saying there was a lack of strategy around how and where the cryptocurrency will launch.
Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there was no reason to issue a central bank digital currency in the current climate.