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

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Author: Bissessar, Shiva UN symbol.: LC/L.4131 61 p. Editorial: ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean January 2016


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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