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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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Former PBoC Head: China’s Digital Yuan Will Favor Payments and Retail

China’s digital currency approach will be favoring international payments and domestic retail system, a former senior official said. Zhou Xiaochuan, the president of the Chinese Finance Association and former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), outlined two types of implementations of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) speaking at the 2019 Caixin Hengqin Forum, …

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Joe Lubin: China Will Avoid Blockchain’s ‘Decentralizing Aspects’

China’s forthcoming digital renminbi is unlikely to use blockchain, considers Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin. In an interview for CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia on Nov. 6, Lubin argued that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has little to gain — for its purposes — from the decentralized aspects of the technology. “There’s …

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More Filthy Fiat: Two Dozen Central Banks Ramp up the Printing Presses

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The global economy seems to be heading toward a financial crisis fueled by central planners that could devastate markets worldwide. This year onlookers are witnessing the largest synchronization of central banks printing massive amounts of fiat or participating in other forms of stimulus. The central banks’ easing policy hasn’t been this colossal …

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China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>China has been on a roll with a series of crypto-related announcements. President Xi Jinping’s speech to accelerate the development of blockchain technology in China was followed by the passing of a cryptography bill. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has continued to evaluate and rank crypto projects, and the …

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At Least 19 Central Banks Give Way to Monetary Easing As Economy Slows

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>In a coordinated fashion, more than 18 central banks worldwide have or plan to cut interest rates, sparking a domino effect of monetary easing. It’s been 10 years since the world has seen central planners orchestrate such harmonization in an attempt to save the economy from a deep recession.</strong> Also Read: Money …

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Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

</header> <strong>Crypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal to send or receive over $50,000 in fiat money without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations, international trade wars, and a surveillance state in the midst of political unrest mean that transferring money …

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New Head of China’s Digital Currency Says It Beats Facebook Libra on Tech Features

The Chinese central bank has a new digital currency chief who says its upcoming digital yuan has features not offered by Facebook Libra. Changchun Mu – previously deputy director of the payments and settlement division at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) – recently stepped into the lead role at the Digital Currency Research Institute, reports Shanghai Securities …

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