Happy Thursday, Blockfolians
China is serious about its digital currency project. Last week, we got our first peek of the beta app being tested by the Agricultural Bank of China for interfacing with the DC/EP. This week, we learned that Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway were among the first firms who will be testing the currency in the Hebei province.
While we don’t know when the tests will begin or how long they will go for, its become abundantly clear that 2020 will be the year China rolls out its CBDC.
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