In line with a recent news by a native media outlet named ‘Jiemian’, China’s economist consultant fail to agree on the long run of blockchain and digital currencies, as per a recent survey conducted by ‘Tencent’.
Sent to around hundred chief economists from banks, analysis institutions and universities, the survey was reportedly conducted by Tencent’s Financial Science and Technology ‘Think Tank’. Participants were asked regarding the Chinese government’s financial policy for 2019, similarly as factors like the yuan’s future volatility.
The results showed schisms between them, Tencent outlining six areas of disagreement.
For an example, roughly around half — 51% — of respondents would support Beijing offering a CBDC [Central Bank Digital Currency], a blockchain based version of the yuan.
40% aforementioned they’d not support a government-backed digital currency.
Regarding blockchain, the ‘results‘ broadly echoed those of several different recent surveys. Economists fell into 3 groups: thirty three percent believed the technology was extremely important, thirty two percent were additionally neutral while nineteen percent were unenthused concerning blockchain.
As antecedently reported, China’s reserve bank ‘PBoC’ [People’s Bank of China], continues to explore the probability of offering its own centralized digital currency, in line with ‘several‘ different jurisdictions globally.
Even in Oct. last year, the PBoC sought to rent four ‘cryptocurrency professionals‘ with expertise in blockchain, cryptography, security and chip designing.