China to extend blockchain pilot, study forex reforms for cryptocurrency: regulator – Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will extend the scope of its blockchain cross-border funding pilot system, a senior formal at the country’s international exchange regulator claimed on Tuesday.

Lu Lei, deputy head of the Point out Administration of Foreign Trade (Risk-free) make his remarks at a discussion board in Beijing, in which he claimed the regulator will bolster the integration of fintech and the international exchange current market, even though retaining a grip on supervising technological know-how development.

“We will steadily extend the scope of the pilot and the software scenarios of blockchain technological know-how in cross-border funding and macro prudential management,” Lu claimed.

“At the exact same time, (the governing administration) will push ahead a potential study on international exchange reforms to deal with cryptocurrency and investigate the building of the international exchange regulation and technological know-how procedure underneath the new situation.”

Lu added that the SAFE’s cross-border funding blockchain system is at this time the only a single registered by a central state company at the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).

The system, initially introduced in March, has expanded to 19 provinces and cities in November from nine, in accordance to Global Situations, a newspaper revealed by the formal People’s Day by day.

China has analyzed the software of blockchain and synthetic intelligence in cross-border funding with a concentrate on hazard management, and will additional liberalise its funds marketplaces.

Blockchain has captivated a great deal of focus in the past few months after Chinese President Xi Jinping claimed China should speed up the development of blockchain technological know-how, a digital ledger that forms the spine of quite a few cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

His remarks sparked a hurry into the shares of firms engaged in, or believed to be engaged in blockchain or digital currency-linked corporations.

Reporting by Winni Zhou and Brenda Goh Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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