India’s biggest retailer trials digital rupee

6 februarie 2023

India’s CBDC plans have taken a step forward with news that the country’s largest retailer, Reliance Retail, has agreed to start accepting digital rupee payments.

Reliance has teamed up with Icici Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and fintech Innoviti Technologies to roll out CBDC acceptance at its Freshpik stores. The rest of the giant’s locations will follow, according to Finextra.

Customers that want to pay with the digital rupee, will be given a dynamic digital rupee acceptance QR code that is scanned at checkout.

India began piloting a retail digital rupee last month, following up on an earlier wholesale CBDC trial.

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