(Nov 13): Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Yet, the game changer for global financial services is not the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies, but the technology that is used to mine them. Two central banks — Bank of Canada and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) — have moved in this direction by creating their own digital currencies.

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