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What Is a CBDC?

CBDC stands for “central bank digital currency,” a new type of currency that governments around the world are experimenting with. What sets a CBDC apart from established currencies is that proponents hope it can use new payment technology, typically a blockchain, to potentially increase payment efficiency and lower costs. This new type of currency is …

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PBoC Governor Says ‘Successful’ Digital Yuan Trials Have Transacted $299M

The governor of the People’s Bank of China praised recent tests of its national digital currency at the Hong Kong Fintech Week conference on Monday. Over 4 million transactions totaling more than 2 billion yuan ($299 million) have been conducted using the digital yuan, Yi said. Financial services in remote areas have been bolstered by …

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Proposed Chinese Law Outlaws All Yuan-Pegged Tokens – Except for Its CBDC

China’s central bank has included the digital yuan in the latest version of a proposed banking law, giving more legal clarity to the regulation of its national virtual currency.  The People’s Bank of China is soliciting public comments for the draft of Laws of People’s Republic of China on PBOC until November 23, according to …

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Digital Yuan Giveaway: China’s Shenzhen City Hands Out 10 Million Yuan in Central Bank Digital Currency

A major Chinese city is giving away 10 million yuan in the country’s central bank digital currency this weekend. Recipients can use their digital yuan at 3,389 stores next week. The city aims for the giveaway to boost usage of the new government-backed digital currency. Chinese City Giving Away Digital Yuan The Chinese city of …

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Major Chinese Bank Launches Central Bank Digital Currency Wallet Briefly

One of China’s biggest banks recently opened up registration for wallets using the country’s central bank-backed digital currency. There are four levels of the wallet, according to reports. However, the bank took the offer down a few hours later. China’s Digital Currency Wallet Launch China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the country’s largest state-owned banks, …

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China Testing Digital Currency in Major Cities, Including Beijing and Hong Kong

China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced the pilot run of the country’s central bank-backed digital currency in major cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau. It will also be tested during the 2022 Winter Olympics games in Beijing, the ministry said. China Announces Testing of Central Bank-Backed Digital Currency in Major Cities China’s Ministry of …

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China Never Banned Bitcoin as Commodity, Beijing Arbitration Commission Explains

The Beijing Arbitration Commission has published an article clarifying that bitcoin’s use as a commodity has never been banned in China. It explains that the Chinese authorities’ attitude toward controlling bitcoin revolves around three areas. China Recognizes Bitcoin as Commodity The Beijing Arbitration Commission published an article on the legal nature of bitcoin in China …

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China to Test Digital Yuan on Food Delivery Platform With 435 Million Users

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is planning to add the Tencent-backed food delivery giant Meituan Dianping to its list of platforms that will test real-world use cases of the digital yuan. Meituan Dianping is a Bejing-based food delivery platform that currently boasts of more than 435 million active users and billions of dollars of …

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Shanghai PBoC Warns Chinese Public Against Blockchain Investment Schemes

The Shanghai branch of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) published an article detailing the signs of a financial scam, mentioning virtual currency and blockchain as signs of a fraudulent offering. The article, published on May 12 on Chinese social media platform QQ, consists of 16 answers to common questions that explain what are the …

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