Chief Analyst of Guosen Securities Financial Industry: Central Bank R&D is a kind of digital cash, not a digital currency independent of the RMB.

Wang Jianwen, chief analyst of the financial industry of Guosen Securities Economic Research Institute, analyzes how to understand the central bank's1 digital currency2. Wang Jian pointed out in the article that the emergence of Bitcoin means a new currency different from the sovereign currency of each country. Bitcoin is based on blockchain technology. There is no single issuer, and all transactions are recorded at all nodes of the network, which is difficult to tamper with. Bitcoin also wants to control its circulation and maintain its currency by limiting the amount of future issuance. But precisely this kind of goodwill has deviated from the essence of money. This new type of digital currency, which is completely different from the original sovereign currency, is called "digital currency.” Obviously, central banks that have the right to issue currency rights in various countries will not welcome this new thing aimed at depriving them of their currency distribution rights. Therefore, it is obvious that the central bank is researching to launch digital cash, not digital currency. Although it caters to the public, it is also called "digital currency.” At the end of the article, Wang Jian also indicated that although Bitcoin itself has deviated from the essence of money3, the introduction of blockchain technology has made it possible to control the risk of double-spending. The application of the blockchain enables the entire network to identify the only transaction, thus basically eliminating the risk of illegal copying of digital cash, and greatly improved the security of circulation. Adding the function of the smart contract and some personalized functions of the transaction could also help the currency circulation, reduce transaction costs, and improve the service level of the payment link. Therefore, he believes that the central bank is developing a digital cash that uses a new circulation technology rather than a digital currency independent of the RMB.


  1. 'Central Bank of China', which develops and implements monetary policy in China []
  2. This is the specific project referred by by 'R&D' in the title.  The translator clarified when asked what the name of the project might be: It is not mentioned in the article, but as far as I know, the central bank set up a specific team several years ago, called Digital Currency Research Department, focus on researching Digital Currency. And recently the Central Bank announced they researched and developed a digital currency, which is a kind of digital cash. The entire article is talking about Wang Jian's interpretation of the digital currency which is researched and developed by the Central Bank. []
  3. Bitcoin is deviant, you see!  And money has an essence, and I, Wang Jian, know what it is! []

6 Responses to “Chief Analyst of Guosen Securities Financial Industry: Central Bank R&D is a kind of digital cash, not a digital currency independent of the RMB.”

  1. Diana Coman says:

    What is this

    I suppose you chose this article to pay to have translated - how did you choose the site & article?

    Re content, it's rather hard to follow but it sounds like the usual bureaucratic approach - it is "deviant" because it's threatening, sure.

    Funnily enough, there IS an essence at work here but it's rather far than what the author thinks he's talking about.

  2. thimbronion says:

    This is the only site I've been able to find so far that has a Bitcoin only category for posts and is viewable from inside the firewall. I chose this article because the source was China, rather than of Western origin. There are many re-posts here from western sources, which don't interest me.

  3. thimbronion says:

    Incidentally, the cost to translate this piece was $25.00, or ¢6/word. There was no extra charge for providing clarifications via e-mail correspondence.

  4. Diana Coman says:

    So you know, ask the translator herself for some news sites that she can access from inside, what.

  5. thimbronion says:

    Indeed, I would like her to do some research. For example, I'd be curious if she could dig up any popular blogs by individuals within China that focus only on Bitcoin. Beyond that, I would be interested in learning about any regularly meeting groups in China that focus only on Bitcoin.

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