Former People's Bank of China Official to Give Cryptocurrency Lecture

A former official of China's central bank is set to give a lecture on cryptocurrencies later this month.

AccessTimeIconJun 15, 2017 at 9:55 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 1:27 p.m. UTC
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A former official of China's central bank is set to give a lecture on cryptocurrencies later this month.

Ping Xie was the first bureau chief of the People's Bank of China's Financial Stability Bureau. During his time at the PBoC, Xie worked in the central bank's Non-Banking Supervision Department and Research Bureau, while also serving as the governor of its branch in Hunan Province, according to Bloomberg. He began his stint at the PBoC in 1985, departing in 2005. 

Xie's lecture on cryptocurrencies is part of a series of nine lectures he plans to give on the topic of digital finance. The first lecture will be posted online on 23rd June, according to promotional materials. 

It's a notable development for a long-time fixture in China's regulatory space who played a role in the economic reforms undertaken by China's government.

Beyond his work at the central bank, Xie served as general manager of Central Huijin Investment Company, a state-owned company that manages state-owned assets and investments on behalf of China, where he focused on overseas investments. 

Xie is also the author of the book focused on digital finance entitled "Internet Finance in China: Introduction and Practical Approaches".


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