Hong Kong unveils completed retail CBDC project that has a CBDC-backed stablecoin

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Hong Kong unveils completed retail CBDC project that has a CBDC-backed stablecoin Hong Kong unveils completed retail CBDC project that has a CBDC-backed stablecoin

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority presented its completed Aurum retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) prototype on Oct. 21. The system, developed in conjunction with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub, has a unique structure that reflects the intricacies of the existing system for issuing money in Hong Kong.

Aurum consists of a wholesale interbank system and retail e-wallet. The e-wallet is created at a local bank and has a smartphone interface. A validator system prevents bank over-issuance and user double redemption.

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