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Tencent Releases Metaverse-Rate Scoring System On January 12th, Tencent News and the School of Journalism, Fudan University jointly released the “2021-2022 Metaverse Annual Report”. For the first time, the report proposed the concept of “Metaverse-Rate” which will become the scoring standard for the development of… Read More

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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues the “14th Five-Year Plan for Big Data industry development” On November 30th, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the “14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Big Data Industry” (hereinafter referred to as the Plan)…. Read More

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Beijing Looks to Set Up Digital Asset Exchange in the Sub-Center Area On November 26th, the State Council released a circular on supporting Beijing’s sub-center in pursuing high-quality development. To achieve the goals of a green city, sponge city, and smart city, related authorities will… Read More

China’s Crypto Ban to Have No Long-Term Effect: STASIS CEO

Add STASIS CEO Gregory Klumov to the list of cryptocurrency figures who believe China’s recent decision to ban digital assets will not stop the market from growing. A sister company of EXANTE, STASIS is a stablecoin and tokenization platform based in Malta. In late September the… Read More

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Digital RMB Used in China’s Futures Market for the First Time On August 24th, the Dalian Commodity Exchange had paid the fees to Dalian Liangyun Group Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd in the form of digital RMB, making it the first use of digital RMB… Read More

CBDCs: China Seems Intent on Creating Digital Yuan for Local Use, and Potential Global Transactions, Report Reveals

In April of last year, China had started testing out the the virtual yuan, becoming one of the first world governments to issue a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). CBDCs like the virtual renminbi are government-issued, blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled versions of a… Read More

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Shanghai Taxis Began to Accept Digital RMB Payments Shanghai Qiangsheng Taxi Company has equipped its 6000 clean energy taxis with digital RMB payment capability. Customers could hail these taxis on 62580 APP. When they arrive at their destination, they could scan the QR code on… Read More

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FinTell Completes B+ Round of Financing led by Youshan Capital On June 15th, Fintech startup FinTell announced the completion of USD tens of millions B+ round of financing. The investment was led by Youshan Capital with participation from Telstra. FinTell is “a one-stop high-end Fintech… Read More

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The People’s Bank of China Launches a Pilot Scheme for Integrated Application of Financial data The People’s Bank of China has launched a pilot scheme for the integrated application of financial data across the country. Commercial banks, clearinghouses and non-bank payment platforms from Beijing, Jiangsu,… Read More

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Hotels of the HUAZHU Group in Shanghai Will Now Accept Digital RMB Payments From May 21st, all hotels of HUAZHU Group in Shanghai will be able to accept digital RMB payment. According to HUAZHU, digital RMB will be accepted when guests check in at the… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Banks Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Hardware Prototypes for Multiple Applications

Chinese banking institutions have introduced central bank digital currency (CBDC) hardware prototypes for several different use cases. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have introduced prototype hardware devices that aim to offer support… Read More

Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets Now Being Considered Investments but Not Medium-of-Exchange by Chinese Policymakers

China’s virtual yuan has been in development for the past 7 years (since 2014). Recently, Chinese officials had noted that Bitcoin (BTC) was not really a currency but they do think it’s a form of investment. Regulators in China are also eager to explore the… Read More

CBDCs: People’s Bank of China and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Testing Digital Yuan

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have begun testing its central bank digital currency (CBDC) or digital yuan for cross-border transfers, according to a report in SCMP. The report quotes Wang Xin, Head of Research at the PBoC,… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Digital Currency Might Raise Financial Privacy Issues, National Security Concerns, Political Power Challenge for US

Although not very many technical details of China’s plans for its central bank digital currency (CBDC) have been shared publicly, the virtual yuan is raising privacy concerns and may lead to potential national security issues and problems related to political power. The Digital Currency/Electronic Payment… Read More

Hong Kong May Lead China’s Financial Integration Efforts with Major World Economies and Promote Digital Yuan Adoption

Hong Kong might lead China’s financial integration efforts with other countries and could also help promote the adoption of the digital yuan, according to government officials. But regardless of what Hong Kong actually does to fulfill its role, the special administrative region of the People’s… Read More

CBDCs: China to Distribute $3M of Virtual Yuan as JD.com Is Now the First Major Online Service to Accept the Digital Currency

China is reportedly handing out around $3 million of digital yuan as JD.com notably becomes the first online platform to begin accepting the virtual currency. As first reported by CNBC, Chinese digital commerce company JD.com confirmed that it will become the first major online platform… Read More

Bank of Japan Official Argues that No Single Virtual Currency will Dominate Global Transactions

A Bank of Japan official recently noted that there’s no single virtual currency that will completely dominate global transactions, but only if reserve banks focus on enhancing their existing settlement systems. China, which has been leading the charge when it comes to implementing a national… Read More

Digital Yuan will “Hardly Put a Dent” in US Dollar Dominance and its Role as Global Reserve Currency, Cornell Professor Claims

Eswar Prasad, professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, acknowledges that the Chinese digital yuan will improve the nation currency’s role as an international payment method. However, he clarified that it will “hardly put a dent” in the… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Virtual Yuan or Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) System to be Introduced in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area

China’s virtual yuan (CBDC), which is also referred to as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP), will reportedly be introduced for testing in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area within the next few weeks. The Greater Bay Area is a megapolis that includes nine major cities (Guangzhou,… Read More

CBDCs: China and Japan Continue to Work on their Respective Digital Currency Projects, New Reports Confirm

The global COVID-19 crisis has forced many businesses to either shut down or make significant changes to their business models. Individuals and companies are increasingly using digital platforms and services to conduct transactions or complete routine tasks that they normally carried out at physical locations…. Read More

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