The Dutch central bank will continue to test technologies such as blockchain

According to Cointelegraph, Petra Hielkema, head of payment and market infrastructure at the Dutch central bank (DNB), said that the adoption of new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence will be the key direction of DNB's payment strategy 2018-2021, so blockchain technology will continue to be tested. But Hielkema also said that the results of the survey so far are "not very optimistic." Hielkema further outlined some of the issues with DLT exposure, such as capacity shortages, inefficiencies due to high energy consumption, and the inability to fully determine whether payment has been completed.