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Old 21st January 2021, 01:37 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
Hah! I got suckered.
China IS planning to move to a digital currency but not via a blockchain. It is the opposite of a crypto currency being totally under the control of the central bank and every transaction subject to scrutiny (ideal for totalitarian states).

A digital currency issued directly from central banks would be an ideal setup (it would simplify government payments). However, without some sort of decentralization and anonymity it isn't likely to gain much acceptance.
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