Do CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies) Threaten Bitcoin - The Daily Hodl

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The Daily Hodl

20 Sep 2023 3:40 AM

The invention of Bitcoin was a technological breakthrough that disrupted the status quo....

  • The invention of Bitcoin disrupted the status quo and forced central banks to pay attention.
  • Central banks now believe that incorporating aspects of Bitcoin into their processes and software is necessary.
  • CBDCs (central bank digital currencies) are central bank-issued currencies that incorporate elements of cryptocurrencies.
  • Governments consider CBDCs to promote financial inclusion, increase payment efficiencies, and make monetary and fiscal policy easier.
  • CBDCs also increase the state's financial power and serve as a competitor to innovations like Bitcoin.
  • Implementing CBDCs risks destabilizing the economy and they are a technological upgrade to fiat money, not a breakthrough like Bitcoin.
  • CBDCs are not a threat to Bitcoin and may even accelerate its adoption.
  • CBDCs differ from digital dollars as they are actual dollars produced by the central bank.
  • There are two models for implementing CBDCs: wholesale and retail.
  • Wholesale CBDCs emulate bank reserves, while retail CBDCs serve as digital cash for consumers.

The sentiment of the article is mostly neutral, with some positive sentiment towards the potential benefits of CBDCs and Bitcoin's adoption.

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