Balancing the Scales: Weighing the Advantages and Risks of Central Bank Digital Currency
Imagine a world where money exists solely as digital code, and transactions are lightning-fast, low-cost, and secure. This could be the reality with the widespread implementation of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), a new form of money that is being actively explored by central banks around the world. While the concept of digital currency is not new — cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have been around for years — CBDCs are unique in that they are issued and regulated by central banks, creating a digital representation of a country’s national currency.
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