This decade has witnessed a high wave of central banks wanting to make digital versions of their fiat money, also called the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) following the success of cryptocurrencies. Thailand just announced it would be unveiling its own CBDC next year. What shape does the race take after then?
Cryptocurrency is a powerful weapon used to overthrow governments. Terrorists are taking advantage of this new innovation in the finance industry. However, it’s not just cryptocurrency that is being used to facilitate terrorism activities; huge sums of fiat money transactions have been made worldwide to support the same act.
The cryptocurrency market is among the biggest unregulated sectors in the globe. Before the coming of digital money, drug dealers were using cash as the main means of making transactions. Now, things have changed a little bit. However, drug dealers still prefer using fiat than cryptocurrencies.
Individuals and businesses are often cautious about cryptocurrency due to its allegedly criminal reputation. True, money launderers often take advantage of crypto anonymity and decentralization to conceal illegal income. However, facts prove that their number one choice is fiat money.
Most cryptocurrencies have been bullish in this year, and are expected to do even better in 2021.The year 2020 is ending on a good note on the side of the cryptocurrency industry. The year has seen governments begging citizens to use digital payment solutions instead of fiat money.
Many governments as well as citizens remain cautious about cryptocurrencies as they lack awareness and understanding of their nature. However, history proves that digital currencies are just another form of money like shells or silver coins with the only difference that it cannot be touched for the first time ever.
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.