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Here’s what retailers need to know about central bank digital currencies

A growing number of countries around the world are considering launching central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in a bid to keep up with the rise in cashless payments. The UK has become the latest country to signal its interest in CBDCs, with finance minister Rishi Sunak announcing a new task force at the Bank of England on Monday, followed by a tweet that simply read: Britcoin?  Sweden, The Bahamas, France, The Philippines, Japan, Turkey and Switzerland are also testing CBDCs that could b