The People’s Bank of China has called for expanding the range of usage scenarios for its central bank digital currency. The monetary authority believes that deeper interconnection with traditional electronic payment platforms will make the digital yuan more convenient for consumers.
Central Bank of China insists on expanding digital yuan environment
China’s monetary policy regulator has called for improved integration between the digital yuan (e-CNY) system and traditional electronic payment tools. The Bank of China (PBOC) says this will increase convenience for users of its central bank digital currency (CBDC).
To achieve this, more efforts should be made to broaden the scenarios and environment for using the digital yuan, Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the PBOC, pointed out in a statement at a recent digital finance forum held there. in Beijing.
Quoted by the government news portal China.org.cn, Fan Yifei said regulations and standards in areas such as digital identities, Bluetooth and QR codes should be unified to facilitate the interconnection of different types of payment systems.
The deputy governor also stressed the importance of improving the security of the digital yuan platform by upgrading relevant technologies to prevent leakage of users’ sensitive information and eliminate data security risks.
Chinese authorities have promoted the digital yuan through a series of campaigns red envelopes, distributing millions of dollars in e-CNY to boost its use. They also gradually increased the number of regions covered by the digital yuan pilot project.
Use cases have also grown significantly, with the latest example coming from the public transport sector. In August, the subway operator in Ningbo city in eastern Zhejiang province began accepting payments in digital yuan, while authorities in Guangzhou allowed bus passengers to buy tickets with the currency. digital issued by the state.