Digital currency should be an option, not a mandate - Golding

Opposition Leader Mark Golding has taken a swipe at the government's push for the use of digital payment systems, including the use of the local central bank's digital currency, JAM-DEX.

In a video posted to social media, Mr Golding said digital currency should be an option, not a mandate.

He also claimed that billions have been spent on the new bank notes that cannot be used by automated machines.

In a swift response, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says there is no digital currency mandate.

Additionally, Dr Clarke says the new banknotes will be in circulation by mid-June, as previously announced.

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