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Reserve Bank of India contemplating digital currencies; also to save printing costs!!

This would, it is said, constitute liability of the central bank and they will be in circulation in addition to the paper currency

Now the Reserve Bank of India may have banned the use of virtual currencies including Bitcoins by the banks and other institutions under its jurisdiction, the central banker is open to introduction of fiat digital currencies.

It need be known that various central banks all across the world are debating on the likelihood of introducing a fiat digital currency which will be issued by them.

This would, it is said, constitute liability of the central bank and they will be in circulation in addition to the paper currency.

A central digital currency will help it to cut down on the costs of printing and circulating paper currency, it is thought.

Although critical about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, RBI holds a very supportive view on blockchain technology.

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