Capsule toy vending machines, known in Japan as gashapon, have become popular throughout China. Photo: Shutterstock Capsule toy vending machines, known in Japan as gashapon, have become popular throughout China. Photo: Shutterstock
Capsule toy vending machines, known in Japan as gashapon, have become popular throughout China. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s digital currency can soon be used in China to buy toys from Japanese vending machines

  • Gashapon vending machines that dispense capsules with toys based on popular anime series like One Piece and Detective Conan will help trial the digital yuan
  • China’s central bank digital currency has already been used in transactions worth about US$162 million

Topic |   Digital currencies
Capsule toy vending machines, known in Japan as gashapon, have become popular throughout China. Photo: Shutterstock Capsule toy vending machines, known in Japan as gashapon, have become popular throughout China. Photo: Shutterstock
Capsule toy vending machines, known in Japan as gashapon, have become popular throughout China. Photo: Shutterstock
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