The infographic shows the 10 most popular banknotes worldwide with its anti-counterfeiting security.
There are thousands of million dollars counterfeit circulating worldwide. Just in The US the FED said 7.3 We conclude that the total value of counterfeits in circulation at any moment is approximately $70 million or about one note in 10,000, and is highly unlikely to exceed
$200 million, or about 2.5 in 10,000.
it’s costly for the society (more regulations, more resources to deter, individual or business accepting it accidentally >direct loss,…) Counterfeit money exists since the Ancient Rome at least, and it can destroy a government and its economy. Even the Nazis were counterfeiting the USD and GBP (Operation Bernhard) If only 1% of your circulating currency is fake your government is out. It can’t borrow money anymore, business will stop to accept the currency, and since it’s the only one, then the economy will be dead.
Do you know how many Bitcoin has ever been counterfeited since 10 years? ZERO !
Banks and authorities are very worried that Bitcoin and other virtual dollars are subject to counterfeiting, just like a lot of other types of money. The risk though is pretty low with cryptocurrencies- but there is no government agency or central authority that is regulating Bitcoin. You do have to look out for loss of money with these cryptocurrencies, because you can lose the the money from hackers and malware.
Real money is forged, and digital is stolen. In any case, we are not protected from fraud that revolves around money.
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