Abstract : The digital Hong Kong Dollar has the potential to facilitate faster, more cost-effective and inclusive transactions.
October 30 (ChainDD) The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today released the "First Phase Report of the 'Digital Hong Kong Dollar' Pilot Project".
The first phase of the pilot project has shown that the digital Hong Kong Dollar may bring unique values to Hong Kong's existing payment ecosystem in three areas, including programmability, tokenization and instant settlement.
The digital Hong Kong Dollar has the potential to facilitate faster, more cost-effective and inclusive transactions, while enabling new types of economic activity.
As the pilot project is conducted on a small scale in controlled environments, more research and evaluation work is needed to determine whether these benefits can be applied on a large scale in real-world scenarios.
The HKMA has not yet made a decision on whether and when to officially launch the digital currency.
The HKMA will draw on practical experience from the results of the first phase of the pilot scheme to refine the possible implementation of the "digital Hong Kong dollar".
The next phase of the pilot project will explore new use cases for the digital Hong Kong Dollar and further study some of the trial results of the first phase.