Print-your-own banknotes could be the future – DNB official

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Members of the public may be able to print their own single-use banknotes with integrated QR codes in the future, the head of the Netherlands Bank’s cash policy department said.

Speaking at a conference in Athens on February 20, Jan Binnekamp stressed that while cash usage was in decline, cash “as a system” needs to be maintained.

“We may get to a point where people will be able to print their own banknotes at home with QR codes on, which when activated would be for a specific amount,”

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