The Atlantic Council has recently launched an online resource – the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Tracker – offering a global look at the adoption of central bank digital currencies. According to the database, 81 countries (representing over 90 percent of global GDP) are now exploring a CBDC, compared to only 35 countries in May 2020. Five countries have launched a CBDC, while 14 other countries, including Sweden and South Korea, are in the pilot stage with their CBDCs and preparing for a possible full launch. China has been progressing the development of its CBDC, and recently announced that nearly 21 million personal and 3.51 million corporate digital yuan wallets have been opened.
CH-019165 (Webpage Portal) 2021-07-26 (Published) 2021-08-26 (Updated)