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Jul 7, 2023Liked by Fabian Wintersberger

Fabian, first have a wonderful vacation. Second, the thing with which I disagree is that CBDCs will run directly from central banks to individuals. They are not configured for the retail banking mess that would create. Rather, I believe commercial banks will be the conduit as they already have the relationships and have done the KYC for their clients. This means that the commercial banks will wind up in a very different role, no longer creating money by lending directly, rather merely being account servicers and collecting a fee for doing so.

But I agree, and fear, that CBDCs are on their way and that people will need to find an alternative means of exchange in order to maintain their privacy. Perhaps gold coins will make a comeback! Or tally sticks

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