Former hedge fund manager and billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller believes the US dollar could be replaced by a distributed ledger system. During an interview on CNBC, Druckenmiller noted that the "smart guys" at MIT or Stanford could come up with a "distributed ledger system" that would replace the US dollar around the world.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the government will finish testing digital currency from the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey in 2020.
The Turkish Central Bank plans to release a digital lira in accordance with the annual presidential program at the end of next year. Along with the launch of its own cryptocurrency, the government is going to begin developing a special platform for making instant payments with a digital lira. The Turkish Council for Scientific and Technical Research (TUBITAK) will also work on the project.