Central Bank Digital Currency, or e-HKD, Could Add Unique Value, but Further Investigation Is Needed, HKMA Says

The report said the pilot found that an e-HKD could add value in three main areas – programmability, tokenization and atomic settlement – with the potential to facilitate faster, more cost-efficient and more inclusive transactions. However, the program’s 14 pilots with 16 participating firms were conducted on a small scale under a controlled environment, the report said.