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Japan the Next Country to Mint a Digital Currency?

With finance ministers and central bank governors having recently discussed cryptocurrency regulations at the G-20 summit, Japan is taking notice at home. Leaders at the Bank of Japan (BOJ), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and Financial Services Agency (FSA) have held a number of meetings to determine whether the country should become next in line to […]

China Urged to Regulate Cryptocurrency Over Growing Libra Concerns

The powers that be in China seldom listen to advice from any outsiders. One former central banker, however, thinks that global cooperation is needed, especially in response to Facebook’s Libra. China has fast-tracked the development of its central bank digital currency (CBDC), primarily over fears that Facebook could dominate if it gets there first. The […]

China’s Nationwide Blockchain Network BSN Will Launch in April 2020

Founded by government-run entities, China’s nationwide blockchain network will launch in April 2020, following a six-month beta testing period. China’s nationwide blockchain network, the Blockchain-based Ser­vice Net­work (BSN), will launch in April 2020, six months after it was rolled out for testing. Backed by Chinese government policy think tank the State In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter (SIC), the […]

China’s digital yuan takes shape with new encryption law

Beijing enhances control over tools crucial to developing blockchain. 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 […]

China warned not to rush into creating digital currency to rival Facebook’s Libra, instead join global debate

A new theory appears to be emerging in China with regards how it should cope with the potential challenges from Facebook’s blockchain digital currency Libra, with suggestions it should shift towards working with other nations to regulate the sector rather than fast-track its own alternative medium of exchange. Debate continues over whether and how China’s […]

Yuan to Go Digital

Chinese digital currency, the first of its kind in the world, to offer both convenience and security After the remarkable success in digitalizing payments nationwide, China is ready to unveil its next financial innovation by launching its own digital currency, the central bank digital currency (CBDC). The flourishing of the world’s first cryptocurrency Bitcoin, a […]

Emerging tech firms face tighter scrutiny

PBOC officials moot stricter measures in financial sector to protect investors. Regulators are expected to adopt a tough stance on emerging technology in the financial sector and extend supervision of technology giants in an effort to curb systemic risks, central bank officials said on Tuesday. Over-innovated financial products with lagging regulation may lead to financial […]

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, […]

Forget bitcoin, China’s crypto-yuan is set to transform banking

Digital currencies could become substitutes not just for physical cash but also for bank reserves. So is China readying its own bitcoin? Banish the thought. It’s far bigger than that. Yes, just like any other crypto-currency — or for that matter, cigarettes in POW camps — the upcoming digital yuan will be “tokenised” money. But […]

What is China’s digital currency plan?

The central bank has been quietly working on the project for five years. What do we know? Since 2014, China’s central bank has been working on a project called “DC/EP”: Digital Currency/Electronic Payments. Yi Gang, the governor of the People’s Bank of China, said the plan was not to create a new currency, such as […]

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