The government of Mexico announced that the country’s central bank will issue its own digital currency. In a statement, Mexico’s presidency stated that development would be available by 2024. It also commented on the value of digital technology in the nation’s future financial system.
Banxico to Issue Digital Peso
According to a statement made by Mexico’s presidency on Twitter, the institution planned to issue its own cryptocurrency. Also, the announcement indicated that such a development is likely to occur towards 2024. This puts Mexico on the CBDC list of nations currently or planning to release their digital currencies.
Statement as issued declared:
According to the Banxico, it expects that its digital currency will be in circulation by 2024. This is a result of the new technology and next-generation payment infrastructure being extremely valuable options for financial inclusion.
Mexico Lacks Financial Inclusion
A study by Merchant Machine found that Mexico was among the top five nations with the most financial ineligibility. According to the March study by Merchant Machine, Mexico, Vietnam, Egypt and the Philippines are among the countries with the largest unbanked populations.
These data are supported by the findings of Mexico’s Banking Association, which found that 53% of adults don’t have a bank card and 7/10 have no access to credit. The Mexican economy faces a serious problem with this lack of trust in its financial services. This is a result that the citizens must deal with the difficulties they face when trying to access these products.
Others, such as the Bahamas, which launched the sanddollar, and China, that released its digitalrenminbi, are also in the implementation phase of central bank digital currencies. Some countries even have tests, while others allow citizens to purchase retail items with them. Also, the EU continues to study the possibility of launching a digital currency.
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