The first screenshots of the Chinese yuan's digital currency, DC / EP, appeared on Twitter.
These are screenshots published by users, therefore they are not official, and would refer to the application's user interface that allows it to be installed and used.
A link has also been published It should allow downloading the trial version of the app, but this link currently leads to a blank page at abchina.com, possibly available only to registered users.
These screenshots were published by Matthew Graham, CEO of a technology investment company working with China, Sino Global Capital.
Graham claims to have seen the app himself and verified that he uses a wallet with transfer options, a QR code scanner, and NFC technology.
In the first tweet, Graham shows the installation screens, in Chinese of course, but it is clear that the iOS app is distributed by Agricultural Bank of China Limited.
In fact, the Agricultural Bank of China is one of four state banks believed to be working at CBDC.
In a second tweet, also posted screenshots of what the app's user interface looks like.
Screenshots were also posted On twitter by Binance CEO Ling Zhang, who commented:
“It seems like the wallet trial app is available for download. 4 cities will be available to start the test, including Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou, and Xiongan. It is interesting that Xiongan, the new statewide area, is one of the first lots of trail cities. ”
The Central Bank of China (PBoC) appears to be working at its CBDC along with the Agricultural Bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Bank of China and the China Construction Bank, as well as three mobile phone operators.
Already knew that the tests would likely be carried out in Shenzhen and Suzhou, but at this point, it is safe to assume that they will also extend to Xiongan and Chengdu.
According to rumors a few months ago, March should have been the start of operational testing and the screenshots published by Graham seem to confirm these rumors.
However, it is not yet known when DC / EP could be released on the market, or if this will be its final name.