South Africa's central bank begins preliminary study for retail CBDC

South Africa's central bank begins preliminary study for retail CBDC

The South African Reserve Bank has begun exploratory studies on central bank digital currencies. South Africa is the latest country to begin exploring the possibility of creating its own sovereign digital currency.According to a release issued on Tuesday, the South African Reserve Bank has begun preliminary feasibility studies about the “desirability and appropriateness” of a retail central bank digital currency.As part of its announcement, the SARB defined a retail CBDC as a cash-complimentary sovereign digital currency issued by the central bank suitable for electronic payments.“The....


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