Federal Reserve considers pros and cons of digital currency

Jan 26, 2022
Here's how you'd buy a Mountain Dew and a Slim Jim with digital cash.
Just like cash, the value stored in a digital dollar would be instantly accessible to stores. But are Americans willing to kiss their greenbacks goodbye?
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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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For public good, not for profit.

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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