After an interview with Ma Changchun, director of the Digital Currency Research Institute run by the People’s Bank of China, a recent report indicated that residents of Beijing and Shanghai can now apply for digital renminbi wallets. According to the report, six different Chinese banks will participate in the process.

Residents of Beijing and Shanghai can apply to test the digital yuan wallet

A recent report published by the China Securities Times explained that Chinese residents can now apply for digital renminbi wallets. The wallet is compatible with the digital currency project of the People’s Bank of China.

The report pointed out that residents living in Shanghai and Beijing can now apply for wallets through six state-owned financial institutions.

The regional report also stated that banks participating in the digital wallet application process include the Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, and China Postal Savings Bank.

6 state-owned banks began to whitelist customers in certain branches

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), also known as “DCEP”, has begun to be recognized by various Chinese merchants.

Individuals can also spend digital renminbi on the vending machines in the Shanghai Metro and Xujiahui Shopping Center. Huijin Department Store also accepts CBDC from the People’s Bank of China.

Internet platforms have also tried digital yuan on platforms such as Meituan. After more than a year of testing, the Central Bank of China approved these six banks to start whitelisting customers in certain branches.

The Securities Times report also detailed that interested users can simply scan the QR code to access the application link to apply for a CBDC wallet. The guidelines also stipulate that customers can also bundle their bank card funds into their wallets. The maximum daily payment limit of the digital yuan wallet is 1,000 yuan, and customers can upgrade to a higher payment level.

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