The U.S. will likely move forward with its own digital currency, with issuance occurring between 2025 and 2030, according to Bank of America Corp.

Government-backed coins, also known as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) from the U.S. federal government, "are an inevitable evolution of today's electronic currencies," strategists Alkesh Shah and Andrew Moss, wrote in a report Monday. In the meantime, use of digital currencies issued by private entities will probably grow, they said.

The Federal Reserve discussed developing its own coin in a 35-page paper last week, saying the paper was just a first step and it didn't intend to proceed without support from the White House and Congress. A digital dollar could have a range of benefits, such as making cross-border payments cheaper and faster. However, the Fed paper noted several potential risks as well, including possible runs on financial firms and a reduction in the amount of deposits in the banking system.

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