BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 11: A receptionist from Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com pose stands at her desk under banner for Singles Day in the lobby at the company's headquarters during an organized tour on November 11, 2020 in Beijing, China. The online shopping blitz, known as Singles Day or Double 11, is the world’s largest retail event and comes as Chinese consumers are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. The revival of consumer consumption is expected to boost China’s economy, which is already showing signs of post-pandemic recovery and providing a bright spot for global brands and retailers. Singles Day sales for China’s biggest e-commerce giants like JD.com are on pace to break previous records, pulling in $56 billion U.S. in the first 30 minutes (when combined with three days of pre-event sales). (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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差不多兩個月前,深圳市羅湖區政府出資了 1,000 萬元,讓深圳成為了首個在中國測試數位人民幣的城市。到了現在,蘇州政府也開始跟進,日前他們宣佈將會撥款 2,000 萬元發放共計 10 萬個 200 元的數位人民幣紅包,讓抽籤中選的市民可以在 12 月 11 日至 12 月 27 日間進行消費。

相比深圳的測試,蘇州此次的最大不同之處在於引入了線上購物平台。京東數科將會提供技術和服務支援,中籤市民除了能去指定的線下商戶購物以外,也能在京東商城進行線上消費(不過結算方式似乎必須是在送貨時當面用數位人民幣 app 付款)。這也就意味著,京東成為了第一個接入數位人民幣的網購平台,而這對於數位人民幣技術的發展是有著不小意義的。

除了中國以外,日本、委內瑞拉等國家目前也都在積極探索推行數位貨幣的可能性。不過對於這類新技術,各方現在仍抱有不同的看法,有人看重無現金化社會帶來的便利,也有人認為它會給全球貨幣體系帶來一定的風險。