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How might a Federal Reserve digital currency work?

Oct 7, 2021
People without access to a regular bank account might be able to have one with the Fed, but that also raises privacy concerns.
The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.
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How digital currencies work

May 21, 2021
The Federal Reserve is thinking about a central bank digital currency for the U.S., which would be less volatile than Bitcoin.
The value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin fluctuates, but a central bank-backed digital dollar would be worth ... a dollar.
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Why is Bitcoin better? Let her count the ways.

Mar 2, 2021
Laura Shin, one of the first reporters to cover crypto-assets full time, says Bitcoin's "the most fascinating thing" she's watched.
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Trends to watch in 2021

Jan 1, 2021
A leading European investor and a business analyst in Asia share their predictions for a post-coronavirus world.
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What's behind bitcoin's dramatic rise?

Dec 11, 2017
And is the bubble going to be dangerous when it pops?
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When can we stop using cash?

Jul 5, 2017
Paying with bills and coins is "a combination of cost cost, convenience cost and time cost," researcher says.
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