Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20220307)

Towards a common understanding of digital currency

A working group formed through the Digital Currency Global Initiative has set out to establish a common classification framework for all kinds of digital currency. Members of the architecture-focused working group introduced a new tool designed to overcome terminology problems during January 2022’s DC3 conference hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The working group is building an ontology – an explanatory framework of terms and characteristics – that can describe exactly what constitutes different kinds of digital currency. The goal is to marry basic taxonomy concepts with deeper ontology concepts, or so-called “notions.” [Read more]

PBOC branch chief seeks clarity on digital yuan as legal tender

“People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Nanjing branch president Guo Xinming proposed amendments to the administrative law to clarify the digital yuan’s status as legal tender at China’s annual plenary session on March 5, 2022. Meanwhile, He Hengyang, a deputy to the NPC and chief procurator of the Chongqing Municipal Procuratorate, also proposed amendments to the criminal law for guidelines on charges and sentencing of digital yuan-related crimes. He said digital yuan-related crimes could violate existing law and citizens’ information protection, data security, and economic and national security.” [Read more]