Chris Giancarlo’s Digital Dollar Project Proposes US CBDC Pilots

Chris Giancarlo’s Digital Dollar Project Proposes US CBDC Pilots

The proposal games out CBDC scenarios for fundamentally different potential digital currency end users.


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