Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Common sense dictates, and is now rather easy to confirm in reality via current events that if the people of the world are allowed to have cash to buy food, pay bills or even have the ability to open a business wherein they can sell goods using cash; then the mark of the beast would be impossible to enforce. But if the government controls the currency right down to the penny in every bank account, then they can easily freeze any bank account by simply hitting a few keys on a keyboard.
Looking forward, rapid changes are taking place in the global monetary systemthat may affect the international role of the dollar in the future. Most major economies already have or are in the process of developing instant, 24/7 payments,” Powell said. “As the Fed’s white paper on this topic notes, a U.S. CBDC could also potentially help maintain the dollar’s international standing… The Fed recently wrapped up its four-month consultation with the public about a digital dollar. “As we consider feedback … we will be thinking not just about the current state of the world, but also how the global financial system might evolve over the next 5 to 10 years,” according to Powell. The U.S. is a step behind on CBDCs, with ten countries having already launched their own versions and another 15 in pilot stages, according to the Atlantic Council’s Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker. “105 countries, representing over 95 percent of global GDP, are exploring a CBDC,” the tracker said. “In May 2020, only 35 countries were considering a CBDC. A new high of 50 countries are in an advanced phase of exploration (development, pilot, or launch).” – SOURCE (Related Video)