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Survey reveals ‘sharp difference’ between consumer attitudes to CBDCs in emerging and developed markets

Graph showing survey results on likelyhood of consumers adopting CBDCs in emerging and developed markets

More than nine in 10 consumers in Nigeria (91%) and six in 10 consumers in Indonesia (60%) would be likely to use a central bank digital currency (CBDC) compared with less than 24% in the US and 14% in Germany, according to a report by Giesecke+Devrient and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)... More


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Israeli supermarket chain to roll out scan-free self-checkout ‘smart carts’

sScan-free self-checkout smart cart being used in Israeli supermarket

Customers at Machsanei Hashuk supermarkets across Israel will soon be able to select and place items they want to buy in a self-checkout “smart cart”, receive personalised recommendations, product information and promotions via an on-cart screen, and pay for their purchases without needing to scan them or use a checkout... More


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More than half of Asia Pacific consumers make digital payments at least once a week

Survey graph showing percentage of Asia Pacific consumers making digital payments on named devices

Nine in 10 consumers in the Asia Pacific region have used mobile payment apps at least once during the past 12 months, while more than half have used digital payment methods at least once a week and a sixth have made a digital payment for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic (15%), according to research published by Kaspersky... More



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Sainsbury’s lets customers ‘just walk out’ of contactless store in London

Customer using Sainsbury’s ‘just walk out’ contactless store in London

Customers using a Sainsbury’s contactless convenience store in London can now take the products they want to purchase from the shelves and charge their purchases to their credit or debit card without needing to scan them with their smartphone or visit a checkout by using a new feature on the UK retailer’s SmartShop app... More


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Japanese banks gear up to test digital currency

Japan Digital Currency Forum diagram showing aspects of the planned digital currency

A consortium of more than 70 leading banks, financial services providers and other businesses in Japan is to conduct a series of proof of concept (PoC) trials of a digital currency supported by commercial banks across a range of specific use cases with the aim of rolling the currency out by the end of the 2022 fiscal year... More


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US grocery stores trial AI-powered self-checkout shopping carts

Veeve AI-powered self-checkout shopping cart for Albertsons US grocery stores

Two US stores owned by retail giant Albertsons are trialling a self-checkout shopping trolley that enables customers to select and scan items while they shop, compare products and receive personalised recommendations via an on-cart screen, and pay for their purchases by inserting or tapping their payments card without visiting a checkout... More