Zhongxin Finance, January 18. On the 18th, the State Council Information Office held a press conference on the relevant financial statistics in 2021. Zou Lan, director of the Financial Market Department of the People's Bank of China, said at the press conference that as of December 31, 2021, The number of digital RMB pilot scenarios has exceeded 8.0851 million, a total of 261 million personal wallets have been opened, and the transaction amount has reached 87.565 billion yuan.
According to Zou Lan, at present, the People's Bank of China has carried out digital renminbi pilot projects in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xiong'an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hainan, Changsha, Xi'an, Qingdao, Dalian and other places and the scene of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, basically covering long-term Delta, Pearl River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, central, western, northeast, northwest and other regions.
"The pilot has effectively verified the digital renminbi business technology design and system stability, product usability and scene applicability, and enhanced the public's understanding of the digital renminbi design concept." Zou Lan said.
Zou Lan said that in the next step, the People's Bank of China will continue to steadily promote the pilot research and development of digital renminbi in accordance with the national "14th Five-Year Plan" plan, and further deepen the pilot use of digital renminbi in retail transactions, life payment, government services and other scenarios, and use the digital renminbi as a digital currency. The R&D pilot project is aimed at serving the real economy and people's lives, so that more enterprises and individuals can feel the value of digital RMB and fully stimulate the enthusiasm of all parties in the industry.