Tim Clancy (left) of Australia, a resident for six years in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou, takes his American friend (centre) to a vegetable market where he pays for vegetables through mobile payment on April 14, 2017. Photo: Xinhua Tim Clancy (left) of Australia, a resident for six years in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou, takes his American friend (centre) to a vegetable market where he pays for vegetables through mobile payment on April 14, 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Tim Clancy (left) of Australia, a resident for six years in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou, takes his American friend (centre) to a vegetable market where he pays for vegetables through mobile payment on April 14, 2017. Photo: Xinhua

Blockchain ambitions: geopolitical implications of China’s pioneering digital currency spread far and wide

  • To see how China’s blockchain ambitions are being put in place, look no further than Xiongan, 100km from the Chinese capital
  • Xiongan brings together many of China’s development initiatives: fiat digital currency, Belt and Road infrastructure, underpinned by blockchain

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Tim Clancy (left) of Australia, a resident for six years in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou, takes his American friend (centre) to a vegetable market where he pays for vegetables through mobile payment on April 14, 2017. Photo: Xinhua Tim Clancy (left) of Australia, a resident for six years in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou, takes his American friend (centre) to a vegetable market where he pays for vegetables through mobile payment on April 14, 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Tim Clancy (left) of Australia, a resident for six years in the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou, takes his American friend (centre) to a vegetable market where he pays for vegetables through mobile payment on April 14, 2017. Photo: Xinhua
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