China aims to officially launch its Digital RMB in time for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic games. At the moment, China has yet to reveal the exact date at which it will launch the digital yuan.
However, China hopes to achieve this goal along with the overall tech it intends to use during the Olympics.
Tech firms like Beijing’s, Edge Computing Research Institute, and the People’s Bank of China have joined to promote digital yuan use. Also, the partners aim to promote the yuan on China’s blockchain software called Chang’an Chain.
The Chinese local government recently held a series of tests for the digital yuan currency. These tests took place to prepare for Beijing’s Winter Olympic event.
Rationally, China had the tests one at a time to compete with the central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) arms race. Apart from the digital yuan’s ability to compete with other currencies, its mass adoption has also been considered. The Chinese government has even launched various events to give away the digital yuan.
China seems to be pushing so hard for its use of blockchain tech, to be precise. Looking at its effort, China aims to explore blockchain and make it a core technology. In fact, the country might use the tech for its global data transfers, currency issuance, and financial settlements.