(Bloomberg) -- The Bank of England’s effort to stay at the vanguard of digital-money has hit a bump, as it struggles to find people to spearhead its research.

After failing in the summer to find someone to head up investigating the potential for a virtual central-bank currency -- one of the institution’s main study initiatives -- the job ad was posted again this week with a closing date of Sept. 15. The fresh search suggests that as global central banks become increasingly interested in blockchain and financial technology, experts capable of exploring the topic may be scarce.

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