While the world is still fighting hard every day to get the coronavirus under control, another “cold war” is happening the background, the future of our money; the so-called Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Digital bank money is nothing new; worldwide only 8% of the money used is cash, the rest digital and in some European countries this is even less than 1%. The big difference with CBDCs is that the money is managed by a government and not a commercial bank. The revolution around cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology has sparked this discussion but has been accelerated over…

Jan Scheele

CEO @ Blockchain Industry / Serial Entrepreneur / Digital Leader & Global Shaper @ World Economic Forum / Organiser 50 TEDx events globally / Author ‘ExciTED’

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