- 7 Nov 2017 7:50 AM
There would be advantages, such as reduced costs in comparison to cash use, which in Hungary remains the dominant form of payment. Electronic payments is hindered by the lack of available POS terminals, he added.
One theoretical concept studied by research on the topic of central bank digital currencies is that businesses and retail users would have their accounts managed by central banks. This would not only require huge technological investments on their part, but would also reduce the importance of commercial banks, which clients may not welcome.
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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