Volume 14, Number 5

Future Ready Banking with Smart Contracts - CBDC and Impact on the Indian Economy


Bibhu Dash1, Meraj F. Ansari1, Pawankumar Sharma1 and Swati Swayam siddha2, 1School of Computer and Information Sciences, USA, 2KIIT University, India


India is significantly diverse in culture and how it promotes business transactions. Though we are very acquainted with cash, cards, and online mode of payment, the Indian rural economy still believes in the barter system. At this juncture, India is evolving as a tech power house, and its economy is thriving to embrace cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange. After the Indian finance minister declared the same last February that India is working towards building its legal tender called Central Bank-backed Digital Currency (CBDC), this paper is making an impact in explaining our strengths, weakness, market readiness, and necessity to adopt a digital rupee when India's economy is highly regarded as a cashoriented economy. Is our country ready to accept the new technological shift in smart banking in the form of a digital rupee? The paper highlights the socioeconomic and technical challenges our planners need to understand before changing the Central banks' monetary policies. The deployment of fifth-generation (5G) cellular network technology has sparked renewed interest in the potential of blockchain to automate different cellular network use cases. 5G is projected to open up new market prospects for small and large businesses. The article highlights the unique instrument of the digital rupee to enhance peer-to-peer transactions with the evolution of 5G mobile technology.


Smart Banking, Smart Contracts, Blockchain, digital rupee, Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), FinTech, peer-to-peer transactions, security, socioeconomic impact, monetary policy.