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Could Digital Money Control Your Life?
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and Democrat, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. both want to be the next US president. They both agree on one thing. They don’t want the government making a digital currency. This digital currency doesn’t exist yet, but the debate is heating up.
Unlike printed money or bitcoin, the government would have much more control over a government made digital currency. DeSantis says that it would allow the government to control how much gas or guns you buy. Kennedy says that a government digital currency could lead to financial slavery and political tyranny. There are also privacy fears with the government being able to see every purchase you make.
But the truth is, the government hasn’t decided to create a digital currency yet. The US is still studying the idea, but other countries have already started using digital currencies.
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