China’s central bank is seeking four cryptocurrency specialists that can assist the bank in developing a platform to facilitate crypto transactions.
The Digital Money Institute at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) appears to be looking to expand its operations further into the field of cryptocurrency with its new recruits, two of whom are required to join as engineers, as well as two experts in economic law and finance.
In an advertisement placed on PBoC’s website, the engineers are said to be needed to develop both a big data platform and a chip processor. Specific responsibilities are listed, including developing the required software systems, encryption technology and security models, as well as research and development of the terminal chip technology that will facilitate the cryptocurrency transactions.
The legal and financial experts are required for legal research aspects, cited as including analysis of risk management and economic mechanisms.
In the wake of recent reports that PBoC is looking to launch its own stable coin, the job advertisement also lists policy research on ”legal digital currency” as a requirement of the successful applicant.
Earlier this week, an op-ed published by PBoC affiliate publication CN Finance called for China to launch its own yuan-backed stablecoin in order to prevent any negative externalities of US-backed stablecoins on other fiats.
The article outlines the benefit of having such a stablecoin: ”[it] uses the advantages of blockchain technology as much as possible, while trying not to challenge the legal currency, basically bypasses the commercial bank, and implements global cross-border payment.”
The PBoc has issued multiple warnings to investors regarding the dangers of cryptocurrency trading and has issued a national ban. The CN Finance op-ed advises that the ban remains firm alongside a yuan stablecoin.
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