Cryptocurrencies and stablecoins have boomed in 2021, and the world's central banks are increasingly keen on creating their own digital currencies.
The head of Japan's ruling party's digital currency initiative said this could provide clarity on its impact on the existing financial system.
Beijing residents can win "red packets" worth 200 yuan each in a lottery held by China's central bank in its digital currency trials.
Huw van Steenis, senior advisor to the chief executive of UBS, punctures some central bank digital currency myths
Jerome Powell said the Fed is running experiments looking at how exactly a digital dollar might work, as China presses on with its digital yuan.