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Central Banks & Saudi Arabia to launch a digital currency called "Aber"

Published on January 31, 2019
The Central Banks of the UAE and Saudi Arabia will launch a common digital currency called Aber.
Central Banks & Saudi Arabia to launch a digital currency called "Aber"
  • Aber will be used for financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies.

Benefits of the Digital Currency:

  • The digital currency would aid in studying the impact on the improvement and reduction of remittance costs and the assessments of risks.
  • Aber will establish an additional means for the central financial transfer systems of the two countries and enable banks to directly deal with each other in conducting financial remittances.

Roadmap of the Digital Currency:

  • Initially, the use of the digital currency will be restricted to a limited number of banks.
  • By studying the various technical, economic and legal requirements, the use of the digital currency would be expanded.

Interesting to know:

  • Digital Currency Aber relies on the use of a distributed database between the central banks and the participating banks from both sides.
  • Digital Currency is part of the efforts to adopt new technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, etc. in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is reshaping governments and corporates around the world.


Q. What will the digital currency be called that will be commonly launched by the Central Banks of the UAE and Saudi Arabia?
a. Aber
b. Uber
c. Digiber
d. None of the above

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