These days, the banking industry is calling on their users to use digital banking payments instead of cash. According to research, some of the more economically developed countries, like Sweden and UK, will move to a cashless society by 2020. However, why are banks so eager to call on their customers to stop using cash?
The interest in cryptocurrency seems to grow as new people join the community. Compared to other communities, the cryptocurrency ecosystem is a relatively nascent community because the first cryptoasset was launched in January 2009, meaning that it is just over one decade into existence.
When released, China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) might replace fiat yuan in circulation. At least, that was what Fan Yifei, the Deputy Chairman of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), stated in his article published at Financial News local outlet.
A multinational payment bull MasterCard offers a virtual platform to test the potential of central bank digital currency (CBDC). The company wants to help central banks globally that are planning to develop, analyze and explore their state-backed virtual currencies.
Banks have a different perspective and vision when it comes to blockchain. Some banks support this groundbreaking technology, some are still lagging behind and redundant, and others are still against it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world a lot. The lockdown affected most global industries, having caused one of the biggest crises for the past decades. However, world financial experts predict the situation can become even worse and lead to the complete death of the US dollar.