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Bank of China lets taxi drivers accept central bank digital currency payments on NFC mobile phones

15 aprilie 2024

Bank of China has worked out a solution for using digital yuan wallets to make near-field communication payments and has started trialing it in Shenzhen, under guidance from the country’s central bank.

Testing of the two-step contactless payment solution on Bank of China’s e-yuan app began in Shenzhen taxis last month, Yicai learned. Drivers can select the function on the app’s homepage and input the fare, while passengers can pay using their e-yuan hardware wallet.

Getting and opening an e-yuan hardware wallet is easy and can be made anonymously. These wallets have been popular among foreigners in China since the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing in 2022 because they are an efficient payment option for those staying in the country for a short period.

Shenzhen has more than 20 automated machines that have issued nearly 30,000 e-yuan hardware wallets, according to official figures.

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