Digital Yuan Used in China’s Domestic Futures Market for First Time

Digital Yuan Used in China’s Domestic Futures Market for First Time

China’s digital yuan has been used to pay storage fees to a delivery warehouse in the Chinese city of Dalian, marking the first use of its kind within the domestic futures market.

  • The China Securities Journal reported Monday the Dalian Commodity Exchange had paid the fees to Dalian Liangyun Group Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd.
  • Local branches of the Bank of Communications and the Dalian branch of the Bank of China assisted in the transaction.
  • China's digital yuan, digital renminbi, or e-CNY is a digital version of the country's physical notes issued by the People's Bank of China (PBoC).
  • The interbank payment using the e-CNY afforded a zero-cost, efficient, and convenient payment option in real time, according to the report.
  • Beginning in earnest this year, several e-CNY pilots have been trialed in the country including the district of Xiong’an and the city of Shenzen.
  • During the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year, foreign visitors will be able to access and trial China's digital currency without needing to open a local bank account.
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