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China’s digital currency to connect Hong Kong, China’s trade finance blockchains

Linking trade finance blockchains China’s trade finance blockchain, also known as the ‘Bay Area Trade Finance Blockchain Platform” (BATFB)’, was built in conjunction with the Digital Currency Institute. As we reported four months ago, it had processed $4.5 billion (30 billion Yuan) and had 28 bank members since its launch in September last year. Now, […]

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 […]

This Year Proved Asia Is Ahead in Crypto-Blockchain Adoption

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Michael Ou is CEO of CoolBitX, a blockchain security company and creator of the first hardware wallet that enables bluetooth-to-smartphone pairings. In 2019, it became clear that Asia was […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

Cryptocurrencies backed by private firms face tough fight

China’s central bank is still in the process of developing its own digital currency, and competition among government-backed digitalized currencies can be expected in the “digital era”, said a central bank official on Tuesday. Some digital currencies issued by the private sector, such as Facebook’s Libra, will find it hard to compete with the State-issued […]

China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) announced that effective January 1, 2020, the system “will adjust weights for CFETS RMB Index,” decreasing the weighting of the USD for the second time in the currency basket’s history from 22.40% to 21.59%, and increasing the Euro from 16.34% to 17.40%. The change could signal further disassociation […]

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 […]

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