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Turkey to Pilot a Digital Currency in 2021
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Turkey to Pilot a Digital Currency in 2021

Turkey is set to pilot a digital currency in the second half of 2021. On Friday, central bank chief Naci Ağbal revealed the plans to Parliament. As reported in the Turkish media, Ağbal said, “There is an R&D project started on digital money. Currently, the conceptual phase of this project is completed. We aim to start pilot tests in the second half of 2021”. This move may not come as a surprise as the country has been hit with high inflation levels in recent years. Its chaotic past overshadows Turkey’s recent stable financial history. After stabilizing in 2001, the government held a tight grip over the Turkish Lira’s economy and value. However, following the 2016 failed coup, economic issues began to resurface, culminating in 2018 when Turkey’s inflation rate was 16...