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CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY IN INDIA

In a world where everything is at your fingertips, users now expect quicker and easier payments from any location at any given point in time. In the field of payment and settlement systems, India has always been a nation that has encouraged innovation and growth. Numerous payment mechanisms have been developed over the years for the convenience of the common man. Owing to such convenience, these payment systems were quickly preferred as they provided consumers an alternative to the use of cash.

With the aim to reduce dependency on cash, create an open and inclusive system and to meet the expectations of the modern digital economy of India, the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) intends to introduce a new form of money viz. Central Bank Digital Currency (“CBDC”). Through a concept note on CBDC published in October 2022, RBI has broadly defined CBDC as the legal tender issued by a central bank in a digital form. It shall be the sovereign currency holding exclusive advantages such as security, trust, liquidity, finality of settlement and veracity. Read more…