Digital Rupees Update: RBI made a new plan regarding Digital Rupee, will be able to make payments through UPI


Digital Rupees Link With UPI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working on a plan to operate the QR code of the proposed Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with the UPI payment system.

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In a conversation with reporters here on Thursday, RBI Deputy Governor T Ravi Shankar said that the central bank has also planned to increase the number of users of e-rupee ie CBDC to 1 million by the end of this month.

Pilot test of digital rupee started

Along with this, Shankar has said that RBI has also planned to adjust the QR code of CBDC with Unified Payments System (UPI). The Reserve Bank had conducted a pilot test last year regarding the use of digital rupee. In the initial phase, wholesale use of CBDC was tested and later retail use was also tested.

UPI has become very popular

The Reserve Bank wants to use the UPI platform which has become very popular for payments among the people, also for the QR code of CBDC. Shankar, however, said that the RBI has not fixed any timeline for the general use of CBDC and will gradually move in this direction.

What is Digital Rupee?

Let us tell you that digital rupee is the electronic form of notes and coins. After the introduction of e-rupee, you will not need to keep coins. The only difference is that you will have to do this transaction online i.e. digitally. Digital Rupee is based on blockchain technology.

In which cities the digital rupee will be available

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has talked about making digital rupee available through 8 banks of the pilot project. Let us tell you that in the first phase this facility will start in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar. After this, digital rupee will be available in Ahmedabad, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Lucknow, Patna and Shimla in the second phase.

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