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Why Central Banks Could Mint Their Own Digital Currency

Mar 28, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
A worker passes a bitcoin mining operation in Quebec in March 2018.

Following the boom and (partial) bust of various private cryptocurrencies over the last six months, several central banks are seriously considering introducing their own national digital currencies.

(LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Central banks the world over are taking a long, hard look at the exploding cryptocurrency market with an eye to rolling out new types of digital money that would have far-reaching ramifications....

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