It took two-and-a-half months for China’s southeastern city of Guangzhou to surpass 490 million yuan (US$73.2 million) in digital yuan transactions, People’s Bank of China Guangzhou branch deputy manager Guo Yunxi said, according to local media

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Fast facts

  • China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) digital yuan, or e-CNY, started trials in Guangzhou in April, expanding from the October 2020 pilot kickoff in Shenzhen. 
  • The average transaction size in Guangzhou was 134 yuan (US$20) as of June 15. 
  • More than 2 million private accounts and 195,000 corporate accounts have been opened, Guangzhou Daily reported, citing Guo.

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