As reported by ChainNews, tests will soon start in China to use the digital currency of the Yuan for which agreements have been made with several companies and catering chains including McDonald’s and Starbucks.
Yesterday there was a meeting sponsored by the Department of Reform and Development of the Management Commission of the New District of Xiong’an where the research and development of the digital currency was discussed. The meeting was also open to various merchants.
In this specific case, the meeting focused on catering and retail companies and the pilot project will start from the New District of Xiong’an, which was established only in September 2019.
The companies involved include:
UnionPay Unmanned Supermarket,
Jingdong Unmanned Supermarket,
This will be the first step towards the concrete use of this Chinese digital currency. It is worth recalling that the Blockchain Xiong’an Lab was unveiled only at the end of March and the director of the Xiong’an Lab, Li Jun, has set himself 2 goals:
“One is to establish a unified blockchain infrastructure platform that is compatible with different blockchains. Secondly, on this platform, we will further explore the application of blockchain in Xiong’an New District, and integrate and upgrade it.”