Economists Discuss Russia, China Developing Gold-Backed Currency
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Economists Discuss Russia, China Potentially Developing Gold-Backed Currency That Could Undermine US Dollar.
Several experts have shared their views on Russia and China potentially creating a new gold-baked currency, Fox Business reported Saturday, emphasizing that China has been buying up huge quantities of gold.
Last week the World Gold Council noted that central banks bought 59 tonnes of gold in June.
For the first half of this year, central banks purchased 270 tonnes of gold.
The WGC noted that central banks bought 180 tonnes of gold in the second quarter.
HSBC Holdings Plc, a major bullion bank, has introduced a platform that utilizes blockchain technology to tokenize ownership of gold stored in its London vault.
This platform generates digital tokens representing gold bars, making gold trading more accessible.
While initially targeting institutional investors, it plans to open up to retail investors where regulations allow.
HSBC's entry into the tokenized gold market is notable due to its significant role as a custodian of precious metals and a clearer on the London gold market.
The technology promises to streamline the process, allowing clients to easily track their gold ownership down to the serial number of each bar.
HSBC has been actively exploring blockchain technology and recently launched HSBC Orion, a tokenization platform for digital bonds, with successful applications in the market.
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In the past, the Bank of Russia predicted that in five to seven years, the entire system of cross-border payments will undergo a transition and be based on national digital currencies.
Chinas Ministry of Commerce has announced the pilot run of the country's central bank-backed digital currency in major cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Bitcoin and Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency may eventually be in competition with central bank digital currencies.