Japan is gearing up its preparation for the issuance of digital currency in both the public and private sectors following swift moves by China and other countries to do the same.
Virtual money issued by central banks around the world is called “central bank digital currency” or CBDC, and is used for cashless payments via smartphones or electronic cards. Some private companies, including one established by Facebook Inc., also plan to introduce their own digital currencies.
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