MasterCard launched a platform for virtual and customizable digital currency testing of the Central Bank (CBDC).

The announcement of the international payment system said that the project will allow you to create an environment in which banks, financial service providers and consumers will be able to interact to simulate emissions, distribution and exchange CBDC, as well as evaluate various options for their use.

According to the executive vice president of digital assets, blockchain-products and partnerships MasterCard Raja Dhamodharan, since recently the central banks have accelerated the development of digital currencies for various purposes, the new platform will contribute to their implementation and development at various levels of the economic system.

He also said that the project can be used to demonstrate interaction with existing payment systems and retail infrastructure.

Earlier this year, Visa representative also

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