Samsung, the Korean tech giant, has decided to participate in a central bank digital currency (CBDC) program that is being carried out by the Bank of Korea. The company will be testing the feasibility of using these new instruments in its lineup of Galaxy phones, specifically assessing the possibility of making offline payments between peers.
Samsung Participates in Korean Digital Currency Pilot
Samsung, the Korean technology behemoth, has agreed to aid the Bank of Korea in running a test pilot for a central bank digital currency that will assess the feasibility of using these instruments in the payments sector. The pilot started in July, co-managed by the Bank of Korea and Ground X, a blockchain affiliate of Kakao, the messaging platform.
The news was announced by a Samsung executive, who stated:
Samsung Electronics has recently decided to participate in the BOK-led CBDC pilot project, under which interested parties will research the…