Canada tests out its official digital currency

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The Royal Canadian Mint has closed entries for its MintChip contest, just over a week after inviting developers to come up with apps for the digital currency it wants to introduce.

“Due to a very high level of interest, we are no longer accepting registrations for the MintChip Challenge. If you registered already, we will contact you shortly,” a post to the competition’s web site said on Thursday.

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