A leaked video has reportedly emerged in China showing the conversion of renminbi (RMB) into digital yuan for use in the country’s proposed digital currency electronic payment (DC/EP) project.
According to a tweet by Chinese crypto news outlet 8BTCNews, the video appeared on WeChat
It shows a user reportedly transferring 50 RMB from a checking account into 50 units of the digital yuan and transferring the same amount to a DC/EP wallet
likely developed by the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC).
As previously reported by BeInCrypto, leaked images from mid-April showed an alleged DC/EP wallet app
designed by the ABC already being tested. Major fast food and restaurant franchises like Subway and McDonald’s are also reportedly involved in testing China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC)
in the city of Xiongan.
According to an earlier report, China’s planned CBDC might see an accelerated release
. Inside sources say authorities in Beijing may fast-track issuance of the digital yuan to facilitate post-COVID-19 stimulus payments. However, Yi Gang told Global Times on Wednesday that no official timetable for the DC/EP launch exists
Pundits say China’s planned CBDC could improve the use of the yuan
in international transactions. Back in November 2019, the former head of the country’s central bank outlined potential use cases for the DC/EP project
including retail payments and interbank settlements.
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