Digital Yuan

Davos, CBDCs, and the Rise of Bitcoin Art

That’s a wrap! The World Economic Forum is over, and the key ideas coming out of Davos for our industry are: 1) a continued “blockchain, not crypto” narrative; 2) a belief in the inevitability of cashless futures (without much concern about the negative implications) and 3) the rise of CBDCs.  On the CBDC front, the …

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Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization

This is part of a series of op-eds previewing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. CoinDesk will be on the ground in Davos from Jan. 20–24 chronicling all things crypto at the annual gathering of the world’s economic and political elite. Follow along by subscribing to our pop-up newsletter, CoinDesk Confidential: Davos. Michael J. Casey is the …

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China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party Cadres

</header> <strong>Understanding a complex subject should be easier with access to educational materials. With blockchain and CBDC now part of Beijing’s political vocabulary, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a guide to digital currencies meant to prepare party officials for upcoming changes in the country’s financial system. </strong> Also read: China Saw $11.4 …

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US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

</header> <strong>Several regulators in the U.S. and Europe have made cryptocurrency among their top priorities this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s compliance office and the European Securities and Markets Authority, in collaboration with other regulators, have outlined their plans to focus on crypto oversight. Further, China’s central bank has made digital currency a priority.</strong> …

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China’s Central Bank: Here’s the Latest on the Digital Yuan

The development of a digital yuan, or DECP, has taken a great leap forward, according to the People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank. In a statement (in Chinese) Thursday, the bank said the “processes of top-level design, setting industry standards, developing potential functions and integration testing,” were “almost complete.”  The bank said it …

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China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

</header> <strong>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 …

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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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PBOC Official: China’s Digital Yuan Won’t Be a Speculative Currency Like Bitcoin

</header> <strong>According to recent statements by People’s Bank of China (PBOC) official Mu Changchun, the country’s digital yuan is ready for trials. The central bank digital currency (CBDC) will decidedly not be a speculative asset like bitcoin or stablecoins, and will not need a currency basket for backing, Changchun affirmed. Reactions to the announcement are …

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Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines Policy

</header> <strong>In this regulatory roundup, we cover a positive crypto story in India, China’s year-end rankings, and the European Central Bank entering the stablecoin race. </strong><strong>We also cover the New York regulator’s proposed Bitlicense revision — the first in five years — and several other notable regulatory developments in the crypto space.</strong> Also read: Regulatory …

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China’s Inflation Hits a Record 4.5% as Beijing Prepares to Test Digital Yuan

</header> <strong>China has been confronted with multiple economic and financial problems this year amidst an ongoing trade war with the United States. Authorities in Beijing have been trying to overcome the challenges with administrative measures in what has become a market economy over the years. And it’s backfiring. Inflation of the yuan just rose to …

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