Digital yuan

Six central banks planning to issue digital currencies

The heads of six central banks and the Bank for International Settlements in mid-April will hold their first meeting on developing their own digital currencies, which can serve as alternatives to Facebook’s Libra or the digital yuan. Central banks in Japan, Europe, and Canada are taking a joint look into issuing digital currencies in their […]

World Economic Forum draws up framework for central bank digital currency

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a framework for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the first of its kind to be drawn up by the international organization. Tasked with improving global policy, the WEF said its guidelines were designed to help central banks choose whether CBDCs were the right option for their needs. Known […]

China’s digital currency could threaten dollar’s dominance

Since bitcoin was launched in 2008, the first crypto asset with its own unit of account based on blockchain technology, more than 3,000 crypto assets with a diverse range of features have entered the digital currency market. Yet regulatory authorities around the world have thus far largely indicated they are not threatened by crypto asset […]

China’s Central Bank Completes Design of its Digital Currency

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has announced it has completed the design of its digital currency, local news outlet JRJ.com has reported. According to the announcement, China’s central bank digital currency has completed its “top-level design, standard formulation, functional research and development.” Mu Changchun, head of the digital currency research institute […]

Digital currency can help meet new financial challenges

Mu Changchun, deputy director of China’s central bank’s payments department, said recently that the People’s Bank of China is working on its own digital currency, which may be launched soon. According to Mu, a centralized management model and two-tier operation system will be used to manage the central bank’s digital currency. The central bank will […]

Why China Is Banning Crypto but Is Bullish on Blockchain

Babel Finance is one of China’s largest financial service providers.  The firm works with crypto mining companies to fund the volatile industry and products including crypto-backed loans, deposit services, margin trading and derivatives. Since July 2018, Babel has issued $400 million in crypto-backed loans with a balance of more than $300 million outstanding. Before pivoting […]

China’s sovereign digital currency – still no launch date

People’s Bank of China says research and development work will continue in 2020. Beijing is keen to create a digital currency to offset perceived risks posed by bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra China’s central bank said on Sunday it will continue with its research and development into the creation of a sovereign digital currency in 2020, […]

China’s Digital Yuan Will Target Retail Payments First, Ex-Central Banker Says

One of China’s first goals with its central bank digital currency is to facilitate retail payments, a former senior official said Monday. Speaking at the Caixin Hengqin Forum in Zhuhai, former head of the People’s Bank of China Xiaochuan Zhou said the country will stress the retail use of digital payment for the digital yuan, […]

Unlike Libra, Digital Yuan Will Not Need Currency Reserves to Support Value: PBOC Official

The head of the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) digital currency research subsidiary, Changchun Mu, said China’s cryptocurrency will not need a currency basket to maintain a stable value. Speaking to reporters at The China Finance Association Academic Annual Meeting and China Finance Forum Annual Meeting in Beijing Saturday, Mu said the digital yuan would […]

China’s digital yuan takes shape with new encryption law

BEIJING — China rolls out new rules governing online encryption Wednesday, paving the way for a digital version of the yuan and taking greater control over cyberspace. The national cryptography law, established in October, makes government responsible for setting encryption standards covering both the state and industries. Encryption is divided into three categories — core, common and commercial — and the law […]

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