Economy > JD.Com First Platform to Accept China's Digital Currency

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com announced it has become the country’s first virtual platform to accept digital Yuan, Beijing’s homegrown digital currency.

JD Digits, the company’s fintech arm, will accept digital yuan as payment for some products on its online mall, as part of an experimental giveaway of digital yuan to citizens of Suzhou, near Shanghai, said a post on the company’s official WeChat account.

China’s digital yuan is one of the world’s most advanced “central bank digital currency” initiatives, as authorities globally respond to threats from private currencies such as bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra, Reuters wrote.

Under the Suzhou program, the municipal government, and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) will issue 200 digital yuan “red envelopes” to 100,000 consumers selected through a lottery.

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JD.com becomes the first online platform to accept China's digital currency

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