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Australia’s central bank launches digital currency pilot

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Australia’s central bank launches digital currency pilot

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Reserve Bank of Australia says year-long trial will explore "innovative use cases and business models" for currency.

Cryptocurrencies operate on peer-to-peer networks known as blockchains, which are decentralised so that no single person or group exerts control.

While sharing some similarities with cryptocurrencies, CBDCs differ from digital tokens like Bitcoin as they are controlled by a central authority.

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Category: World Politics

Topics: Reserve Cbdc Explore Industry Digital Bank Project Central Research Year-long Australia

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Published Date: 2022-08-09, 01:37:44

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