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Could digital currencies put banks out of business?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been billed as a major disruptor to finance. But digital currencies issued by governments might be even more radical—they may even threaten the future of traditional banking. Read our special report, “The Future of Banking” : https://econ.st/3tuTT8y Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3a6aZmv Read more of our coverage on Finance & Economics: https://econ.st/3b0g3cs Listen to Economist’s podcast “Money Talks: the age of free money”: https://econ.st/3eUduK3 Is digital yuan set to transform both Chinese and international banking? https://econ.st/3eYqcYb Why is Britain’s fintech under assault? https://econ.st/2SxLKDF Why are American banks experiencing a post-pandemic boom? https://econ.st/2QY7ZCf America's upsurge in digital payments https://econ.st/2RrEubS Why China's government is cracking down on fintech https://econ.st/3nSU4JB Can traditional banks survive? https://econ.st/3tp4rWK Why acceleration in digitisation might re-shape finance? https://econ.st/3nQoVXv Can banks’ credit provision keep up with capital markets? https://econ.st/3h2LYwI Why private-credit markets are due a growth spurt? https://econ.st/3xSLcZl How fintech is revolutionising finance: https://econ.st/3vL2NR4 Can America keep up with the digital-payments industry? https://econ.st/3tlndhL Should banks worry about losing business to Libra/Diem? https://econ.st/3tusW5a Why America has too much cash https://econ.st/3h7tj2S How China’s digital currency will affect power of central bank: https://econ.st/2QZ2jb1
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