Alipay and WeChat Pay Could Be Casualties of China's Digital Yuan
Still strategizing to curb the dominance of Alipay and WeChat Pay, the People’s Bank of China will be using its DCEP system to break the cashless payment duopoly.
China’s CBDC Should Start Replacing Cash But Not Confined to Substitution, says Former Chinese Banker
Former Chinese banker, Wang Yongli suggested that a push for digital currencies to substitute all currencies is needed to support monetary operation reforms.
Bank of Japan Puts Top Economist in Charge of CBDC Development
Bank of Japan’s top economist, Kazushige Kamiyama is now the head of payments and settlements and at the helm of Japan’s exploration of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project.
China and EU Trade Talks Included the Potential Cooperation of Central Bank Digital Currencies
The European Union and China recently had trade and economic discussions regarding topics including central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and supply chain.
Philippines Central Bank Considering Issuing its own CBDC
The Central Bank of the Philippines has inaugurated a committee to understudy CBDCs based on technical feasibility and policy implications
Bank of Japan Now Considers its CBDC Project a Top Priority
A review of the recent uptick in activities and as confirmed by a Bank of Japan’s senior official, Japan now considers its CBDC project a top priority
Bank of Japan Sets Up New Research Team For Digital Yen CBDC Development
Japan’s central bank has recently revealed that it has created a new team to research on Central Bank Digital Currencies.
Bank of Thailand Tests its Central Bank Digital Currency with Large Businesses Before Official Debut
The Bank of Thailand (BoT), Thai’s central bank, is already utilizing its central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial transactions with various big businesses. This development ushers in the third development phase of the nation’s CBDC before a public debut.
China to Test its CBDC on Tencent-Backed Platform and Other Domestic Firms to Break Dependence on the US
China’s central bank has taken another major step forward toward the digital yuan’s mass adoption with its testing on food delivery giant Meituan Dianping. Backed by Tencent, Meituan has been having discussions with the People’s Bank of China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), also known as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP) research wing.
Japan Will Include Central Bank Digital Currency in Honebuto Economic Plan
The Japanese Government has continued its acceleration towards a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and is set to include its consideration in its formal economic plan.

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