Revelation 13:17 (NASB) “He provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
In the banking industry today we have a “crisis” that is not going away any time soon. Yes, it was a man-made crisis that could have been avoided, but they continued bad practices until it was too late. It still could have been avoided if the Silicon Valley Bank had been allowed to be sold, but someone (at the top of our government) said no.
This “crisis” will cause many not to trust the traditional banking system and lead the masses to gladly accept the oh-so-more-stable-and-trustworthy digital currency controlled by non-other than the Federal Government. With the loss of confidence in the banking system, the government will ride in to “save the day” and call themselves heroes. But the price of that “security” will be a total loss of control by you of your money.
Central bankers will be able to see what is in your bank accounts (any kind), who you make transactions with, what you purchase, and anything else they are curious about in your financial life. That “full transparency” with the state removes all privacy while giving the “Central” bankers the ability to monitor and censor your transactions, and deny a transaction if they deem it is politically incorrect (or environmentally harmful). They can also seize your assets at will. (Socialism/Communism?)
This type of economic power is described in the Book of Revelation. No one can buy or sell without “the authority of the beast and his mark”. Digital currency makes this possible and looking at current events, I’d say that it is headed that way very soon.