Members will be restricted to using CBDCs for payment purposes only, without the ability to hold, trade or send them to other users.
The Central Bank of Korea (BOK), the main central bank of Noon Korea, said it will offer one hundred thousand Korean people to purchase products with the support of depositor tokens as part of a semi-production plan for the main bank’s numerical currency unit (CBDC).
The trial will occur “around September-October” 2024 and also will last for 3 months.
According to a Korea Times notice from Nov. 23, members will be restricted to using CBDC only for payment purposes, without the ability to hold, change, or send it to other users.
The goal of the half-production period is to evaluate the rationality and effectiveness of the issuance and distribution of the currency unit.
BOK will also cooperate with the Korea Exchange to integrate its newest numerical unit into the concept of carbon dioxide emissions trading forecasting, to control the rationality of actions according to delivery and payment.
The BOK provisions came together with the visit of Agustin Carstens, chief executive of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), to the capital city of Moscow. Carstens officially dubbed the Korean CBDC plan a numerical warrior.
The Central Bank of Korea announced the launch of a CBDC semi-production plan in October. Individual banks and municipal institutions will assist in the trial of individual and wholesale CBDCs, and the BIS will provide expert technical assistance.
The BIS is at the forefront of the worldwide introduction of CBDC. It can help the Swiss State Bank to establish a large wholesale CBDC and is also assisting in the formation of a collective platform with the major currency authorities of China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
In addition, together with the European Main Bank, it developed the theory of transaction surveillance and realized a large number of other business projects.
In the course of the semi-production plan, members – approximately 0.2% of the country’s population – will use depositor tokens issued by merchant banks in the form of CBDC.
The main interest will be given to the use of these tokens to purchase products, while other functions, such as financial transfers, will be subject to strict limits.
Members will only be able to use CBDCs for payment purposes, without the ability to hold, exchange, or transfer them to other users.
This kind of thoughtful aspect meets the mission of the necessity score and the productivity of issuing and distributing CBDCs.
In addition to involving individual banks and municipalities, the CBDC BOK pilot production will be included with the Korea Exchange to test a numerical unit in the concept of simulating carbon dioxide emissions trading.
Equally, as it is told, this stage is caused to investigate the viability of actions according to delivery and payment.
BOK analyzes the CBDC as a possible solution to the difficulties inherent in the existing municipal grant concepts.
Such problems as high transaction fees, slow settlement movements, and fraud can be solved by the introduction of this numerical unit.
This clever step sets Noon Korea in the vanguard of the integration of numerical currency units, probably setting a goal for other countries in the perspective of economic action.
BOK implies the implementation of additional semi-productive plans based on bank services, showing a propensity for continuous innovation in the economic sector.