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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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ANALYSIS: The Global Game of Coins Heats Up

China’s digital currency project continues to move ahead aggressively, with a new paper from the People’s Bank of China suggesting that a core design is complete. Whatever stage of development the currency is actually in, it’s clear that China wants the world to see it as ahead of the curve in the digital currency race.  …

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4 Beijing Regulators Issue New Crypto Activity Warning

</header> <strong>Four financial regulators in China have jointly issued a fresh warning regarding crypto trading activities in Beijing. The notice explains the reason for the warning and lists prohibited crypto activities, which have reportedly been surging as companies ramp up their blockchain promotion.</strong> Also read: Regulatory Roundup – New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved …

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Chinese Internet Giant Tencent to Launch Digital Currency Research Team

Tencent, the Chinese internet giant and owner of WeChat, is reportedly forming a team to explore possible new use cases for cryptocurrencies. According to reports by Chinese media, Tencent issued an internal notice informing employees it was searching for someone to head a new cryptocurrency research unit, which will form part of the company’s payments …

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Central Bank of China Official Says Digital Yuan Will Be Different From Bitcoin

The People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) deputy director Mu Changchun said that the digital form of the yuan will be different to Bitcoin (BTC) and stablecoins. Chinese news outlet South China Morning Post reported on Dec. 22 that the head of the digital currency research institute at the PBoC said that China’s digital currency 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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Chinese Regulators Question 8 Crypto Companies in Shenzhen

</header> <strong>Authorities in Shenzhen have started pressuring crypto businesses operating in China’s tech capital.</strong><strong> Eight companies, two suspected operators of trading platforms, and six entities allegedly associated with coin offerings, have been placed under inquiry, Chinese media revealed, with authorities reportedly questioning their representatives at a meeting hosted by Shenzhen Financial Regulatory Bureau. </strong> Also …

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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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China’s Central Bank to Lead Real-World Pilot of Digital Yuan: Report

China is at last planning to conduct the first real-world test of its central bank digital currency (CBDC), fresh reports claim.  According to local news outlet Caijing on Dec. 9, the initial pilot for the CBDC is set for the city of Shenzhen before the end of 2019, and may possibly include the city of …

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