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The author is saying that the wholesale CDBC applications are driven by smart-contracts -- implying that the smart-contracts are integral to the working of these applications. The hyphen connects the words to show that they are part of the same concept or thing.


No, there shouldn't be a hyphen. It is an error. 'Number one', used this way, is an adjective. Compound adjectives often do have hyphens (eg 'blue-green', or 'six-foot'). However, as you point out, both 'number' and 'one' are nouns ('one' can be an adjective, too, but as a name for the ordinal, it is a noun) and compound nouns do not always have hyphens. So, ...


You'll be really well rewarded in this job. All nouns in the sentence are highlighted and italicised. ("you" and "job") Read more about nouns here A noun is a word that names something, such as a person, place, thing, or idea. In a sentence, nouns can play the role of subject, direct object, indirect object, subject complement, object ...

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