It has been just revealed the fact that stablecoins could be a better solution for China, compared to CBDCs. Check out what Circle had to say about this below.

Circle reveals interesting things about stablecoins

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said that Yuan-backed stablecoins may offer a more immediate path for China’s currency globalization efforts rather than the eCNY central bank digital currency (CBDC).

“If eventually the Chinese government wants to see the RMB used more freely in trade and commerce around the world, it may be that stablecoins are the path to do that more than the central bank digital currency,” Allaire said in a recent interview with the South China Morning Post.

According to Allaire, having a stablecoin linked to the offshore Yuan (CNH) could boost the usage of the currency in global trade and commerce.

However, the group responsible for creating private CNH and Hong Kong dollar stablecoins was apprehended in May, as reported by SCMP.

Despite the unlikelihood of mainland China accepting the cryptocurrency industry, Allaire is positive about the development of web3 in the Hong Kong Chinese special administrative region and its approach to regulating stablecoins.

“The reality is that every other major financial market in the world is also embracing digital assets, and the biggest financial institutions in the world are embracing digital assets. So for Hong Kong to be relevant, it has to,” Allaire said.

“I think there is Chinese government support for that,” he added. “That’s different than feeling like it says something about opening up the trading of crypto on the mainland. I don’t think there’s anything there.”

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