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Jaw- Team-orient Captivating ed dropping: HKMA kicks off e-HKD pilot study


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The HKMA chief added that the key learnings of the 14 pilot projects of e-HKD will be shared at the upcoming Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023.

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HKMA will also establish the CBDC Expert Group to invite leading academics from local universities to contribute insights on policy and technical issues surrounding central bank digital currencies, such as privacy protection, cybersecurity and interoperability.

HKMA announced in June 2021 it would study the prospect of issuing e-HKD in Hong Kong as part of the “Fintech 2025” strategy. After two rounds of public consultation, HKMA released the position paper in September 2022, stating that the issue of e-HKD implementation will be based on three stages.