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Ghana Seeks to Ensure E-Cedi Digital Currency Can Be Used Offline

  • Ghana to join other central banks testing digital currencies
  • Half of Ghana’s population had internet access as of 2019
The Bank of Ghana in Accra.

The Bank of Ghana in Accra.

Photographer: Ruth McDowell/Bloomberg

Ghana is working to make a digital form of its currency available to offline users.

The e-cedi, which the Bank of Ghana is set to pilot, seeks to facilitate transactions without the need for power or connectivity, according to Kwame Oppong, who heads fintech and innovation at the regulator.