For the first time, the term “blockchain” was included in China’s 14th five-year plan, which runs from 2021 to 2025. China vowed to support and strengthen the emerging digital economy in a statement released during the Two Sessions last year.
The country’s blockchain goals, including the creation of smart contracts, multiple-consensus algorithms, asymmetric encryption, and distributed fault-tolerance mechanisms, will be further defined in the new five-year plan.
China announced a Fintech Development Plan for 2022-2025 in January, with the goal of accelerating the digital transformation of finance and indicating that more restrictions are on the way.
According to David Roche, a strategist at Independent Strategy, the government will describe how it will regulate the metaverse, digital banking, and cryptocurrency sectors, but there may be “less active intervention,” according to Forkast.
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