Aurora, Vice President of ZB Group: The Central Bank’s digital currency is a sovereign credit currency and it’s not going to be replaced by a stable coin

Aurora Wong, Vice President of ZB Group and founder of ZB Nexus, discussed the relationship between the central bank’s digital currency and the stable currency on the second day of the 6th FINWISE in Macao on September 22nd. Her presentation covered how the sovereign credit currency has irreplaceability in the short term, and a stable currency is mainly used as a bridge between legal and virtual coins. The central bank’s digital currency can focus on payments and financial infrastructure while a stable coin is best applied to specific scenarios and industries. The two have, both, competition and cooperation, using each others advantages to serve the digitization and certification of assets.

China’s Central Bank’s digital currency is imperative

Although The Federal Reserve does not issue digital currency, GUSD and PAX, two stable dollar anchoring coins, have been issued under legal supervision in The United States since last year. Libra and USDT are also major mortgage dollar assets, so dollar has actually taken the lead in digitizing.

Aurora discussed how to view the issue of digital currency by The Central Bank of China: given the strong dollar and booming financial markets, the issue of digital currency by The Central Bank of China is an important area where innovation is there for the taking.

Specifically, the issuance of China’s Central Bank digital currency will have several obvious benefits :(1) enhance the effectiveness of The Central Bank’s monetary policy;(2) consolidate the leading position of mobile payment;(3) promoting the internationalization of RMB.Since the establishment of the institute of digital currency in 2015, The Central Bank has accumulated rich research experience and patents.

Central Bank digital currency is irreplaceable, and stable currency as a supplement

News of Facebook’s plans to introduce Libra drew the attention of Central Banks around the world, and the relationship between Central Banks’ digital currencies and stable currency was the focus of discussions at the summit that day.Aurora, Vice President of ZB Group and Founder of ZB Nexus, said: as the digital form of legal tender, Central Bank digital currency plays an irreplaceable role as a “sovereign credit currency”.

“As a bridge between legal tender and virtual currency, digital stable coin is mainly used as a value anchor for many digital stable coins, which is basically the credit endorsement system of digital legal coin.On the other hand, it can be seen that the digital currency prepared by the central bank has a higher credit index and its importance is self-evident.”Aurora added.

Of course, stable coins have the same global liquidity advantages as cryptocurrency, and have a huge potential application value in the field of cross-border trade payment. It can complement the digital currency of The Central Bank and has its own application scenarios.

The private and public sectors divide labor and use the digital assets to serve the real economy

A value hub can be established between the private sector and the public sector. As long as it can promote the development of the real economy, rather than turning from real to virtual, it should cooperate and make use of their respective advantages to digitize and certify service assets.The best way is that the public sector’s digital currency should focus on digital payment and the underlying foundation of digital finance, while the private sector’s token should focus on industrial application, which is an important division of labor.

Aurora also pointed out that the current level of development of the underlying digital financial facilities is insufficient as there is no digital identity entry on the blockchain, no digital financial account, and there is no mature suite of tools for interaction between the blockchain and the world of traditional financial assets. How transactions of general certificate assets in the virtual world can be mapped to physical economy services remains a challenge.

FINWISE is one of the most influential Fintech summits in the world. Jian Yi, Deputy Director of The Blockchain Research Center of Xiamen University, and An XinXin, CEO of JinSe Finance participated in the discussion on the relationship between digital currency and stable currency of The Central Bank.

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