The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is exploring a digital currency called e-HKD. Photo: Shutterstock The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is exploring a digital currency called e-HKD. Photo: Shutterstock
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is exploring a digital currency called e-HKD. Photo: Shutterstock

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As Hong Kong explores how e-HKD can be used for shopping and dining in the city, here are some key facts on how digital currencies work

  • The e-HKD could be safer than cash as its user identity can be traced, a senior banking adviser says
  • Still, news users of digital currency may be deterred by privacy and security concerns, experts say

Topic |   Digital currencies
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is exploring a digital currency called e-HKD. Photo: Shutterstock The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is exploring a digital currency called e-HKD. Photo: Shutterstock
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is exploring a digital currency called e-HKD. Photo: Shutterstock
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