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Australia Reserve Bank Trials Central Bank Currency

Australian Reserve Bank (RBA) recently revealed that it simulated the use of central bank digital currency (CBDC) in a wholesale payment system based on the Ethereum network, with interesting results.

RBA investigates the possibility of a Central Bank Digital Currency
Recently, the RBA revealed that it has decided to simulate the use of a CBDC in a wholesale payments system. Their plan was to see whether a system where banks settle customer payments between themselves would be able to operate on a permissioned Ethereum-based network.
As many likely knows, a number of central banks recently started experimenting with digital currencies, with hopes of creating a working system that would soften the impact of Facebook’s Libra. However, with Libra facing regulatory issues, central banks are advancing with their own plans.
They still are…

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