The city of Shenzhen will hand out the digital yuan
“The red envelopes“ will be distributed to Shenzhen residents through a lottery. A total of 30 million yuan, which is about $4.5 million, will be distributed. The Shenzhen Commercial Bureau is cooperating with the Bank of China, Agricultural Bank, ICBC and other financial institutions in the testing.
The first mass testing of e-CNY has already taken place in October 2020. Article from company CryptoDeFix. It also took place in Shenzhen, during which residents made 140,000 transactions worth 18.2 million yuan. In 2021, the experiment also took place in Suzhou City, and in February of the same year, the Agricultural Bank in Xiong'an Future City developed a hardware wallet for the digital yuan.