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HashKey Group Partners with HKMA on Groundbreaking wCBDC Project

HashKey Group collaborates with HKMA on a wCBDC initiative to revolutionize interbank settlements and tokenized asset management.

  • Mar 07, 2024 09:33
HashKey Group Partners with HKMA on Groundbreaking wCBDC Project

HashKey Group, a premier digital asset financial services group in Asia, has announced its engagement in consultations with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to collaborate on the wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency (wCBDC) project.

The partnership is a testament to HashKey Group's commitment to financial innovation and its position as a trusted pioneer in the virtual asset sector. With the goal of establishing a next-generation financial market infrastructure, the wCBDC initiative provides a framework for tokenized deposits and assets within Hong Kong.

Empowering Financial Institutions with wCBDCs

Dayong Zhang, CCO of HashKey Group, emphasized the transformative nature of wholesale CBDCs, stating, "Wholesale CBDCs offer financial institutions access to a digital form of central bank money, making central bank money programmable to support automation and mitigate risks." He further elaborated on the potential for wCBDCs to streamline interbank and cross-border settlements, thus enhancing the efficiency and reducing complexities within the current systems.

The project is poised to leverage the programmable nature of digital currencies to facilitate automatic and risk-averse transactions. By doing so, it aims to significantly cut down settlement times, simplify processes, and foster a more dynamic interaction between fiat and digital assets.

Forging a Path for Financial Inclusion and Efficiency

HashKey Group's active role in the development of an interoperable technical framework for the wCBDC network underscores the company's dedication to driving efficiencies and financial inclusion—core components of its mission to make digital assets widely accessible.

The Group's extensive experience in advising and managing the tokenization of various assets, coupled with its expertise in virtual asset trading, uniquely positions it to contribute to the compliant and scalable implementation of the wCBDC project.


The collaboration between HashKey Group and the HKMA on the wCBDC project marks a pivotal moment in the integration of blockchain technology into mainstream financial systems in HK. 

About HashKey Group

Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Hong Kong, with operations extending to Singapore and Tokyo, HashKey Group upholds a "compliance first" principle. It offers a comprehensive suite of digital asset services and innovative investment opportunities within the Web3 ecosystem. The Group's core businesses include HashKey Exchange, HashKey Capital, HashKey Cloud, HashKey Tokenisation, and HashKey NFT, among others. These platforms cater to a diverse client base ranging from retail investors and large institutions to family offices and professional accredited investors.

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