Tunisia to Launch E-Dinar National Currency Using Blockchain
Tunisia has become the first country to start moving its national currency to a blockchain platform. Russian ICO startup Universa will help issue and manage Tunisia’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), reported Russian news agency Tass on Nov. 7.
The Central Bank of Tunisia announced that the digitization of the Tunisian dinar has started and that the paper-backed CBDC will be issued on the Universa Blockchain.
Furthermore, Universa will also reportedly receive a percentage of all transactions carried out with the “e-dinar” while the ledger will be visible to the country’s central bank.