In an attempt to crack down on black money, Prime minister Narendra Modi has phased out two major currency denominations - Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes. While this may prove a major boost for people to use digital means of transactions, there are a lot more ramifications for the larger public. Here we try to catalogue what has been happening with the currencies being phased out: (Pinning this here as shameless self promotion: You should totally Download our Digital Payments report here. It will cost you a kidney is FREE for download.) November 21: In case you're wondering why we haven't updated this since November 19th, it's because we thought we'd do something new. We have a new liveblog HERE. Doing the same old thing, just waaay more fun. Seriously. It's just a click away. Go on. Click here. November 19 - 12: 28: The New Indian Express has a fascinating profile of a blind sweet shop owner on the Jammu and Delhi highway. Bhisham Das has honed his sense of touch to detect fake notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 and even supports the demonetization drive. He added that the government must have added some way for the blind to detect what notes are. He's right. The new Rs 2000 notes have the following features for the visually impaired: Intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark Horizontal rectangle with ₹2000 in raised print on the right Seven angular bleed lines on…
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