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Bank of Israel accelerating preparations for digital currency -governor - 2021-12-04 20:49:51

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Israel's central bank is accelerating its study, research and preparation for the possible issuance of a digital shekel aimed at creating a more efficient payments system, Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron said on Monday.

Yaron told a conference that the bank, similar to other central banks, had not yet decided whether it will issue digital currency and was still examining the issue. "We are committed to being at the forefront of economic and technological knowledge in this field," he said.

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