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China could soon open the doors to security token offerings (STOs)

A representative of the Bank of China affirmed that the country is preparing to allow security token offerings (STOs) within a strict regulatory framework. China to allow security token offerings (STOs) During the Financial Finance Technology Summit in Beijing, Weimin Guo, chief scientist of the Bank of China, expressed his views about the current state of the cryptocurrency industry. According to Guo, China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) would play a significant role in tackling the issues that traditional payments systems have across the nation. He said that the digital yuan would focus on supporting the nation’s retail operations. And, eventually, expand its use towards wholesale and more complex businesses. Once this is achieved, Guo said that China would be opening the doors to security token offerings (STOs). These types of digital assets are regulated financial securities that are backed by real-world tangible assets such as stocks, bonds, or real estate. The Chinese bureaucrat affirmed that STOs would be allowed to launch within a “strict regulatory sandbox mechanism.” Moreover, Guo argued that Bitcoin is a “failed experiment.” He maintains that the flagship cryptocurrency was not launched in a good time. Although the technology was needed “sooner or later,” its success depended on the right time. Launching Bitcoin on the perfect time would have been able to trigger a ripple effect expanding its mass adoption quickly. But, unfortunately, this was not done correctly. He also stated that Bitcoin was launched with the “wrong goal.” Instead of trying to solve the main setbacks of traditional payment gateways, it was set to combat the global financial system. Guo believes that such a purpose is nearly impossible to achieve and this is what could have caused Bitcoin to fail. Guo’s remarks come after Zhou Xiaochuan, the president of the Chinese Finance Association and former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), said that the country is m...
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