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Opportunities and risks associated with the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean

January 2016 | Studies and Perspectives – ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean
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Author:
Bissessar, Shiva
UN symbol.:
LC/CAR/L.482
Pages:
61 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
Type:
Studies and Perspectives – ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean
Collection:
  • ECLAC series
    • Studies and Perspectives – ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean

Description

This report examines the usage of digital currency technology in the Caribbean subregion with a view to drawing attention to the opportunities and risks associated with this new phenomenon. It discusses the broader context of an emerging activity at the global level and considers how this technology could address subregional deficiencies in the electronic payment infrastructure.
The report also discusses mobile money solutions, and the relationship of that technology to digital currency.

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