8月18日中共中央、国务院出台《 关于支持深圳建设中国特色社会主义先行示范区的意见 》，明确支持“ 在深圳开展数字货币研究与移动支付等创新应用 ”。
On August 18th, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the “Opinions on Supporting Shenzhen’s Pioneering Demonstration Zone with Chinese Characteristics”, clearly supporting “research on cryptocurrency and its innovative applications such as mobile payment in Shenzhen.”
虽然中国政府在数字货币领域态度谨慎，人民银行却已早有布局。2016年9月8日，中国人民银行数字货币研究所依法登记成立，举办单位为中国人民银行。 其宗旨和业务范围为：开展数字货币研究，促进金融事业发展。 数字货币研究与开发 数字货币原型设计与构建 数字货币试验与推广 数字货币系统建设与运维。根据公开信息，该研究所至今已申请74项专利，登记1项软件著作权，所有专利均与数字货币及区块链技术相关。
Although the Chinese government is cautious in the field of cryptocurrency, the People’s Bank of China has already had prepared for it for years. On September 8, 2016, the Cryptocurrency Institute of the People’s Bank of China was registered and established. Its purpose and scope of business are to carry out cryptocurrency research and promote the development of financial industry, to conduct researches on cryptocurencies and to design, develop and test cryptocurrency for China. According to public information, the Institute has applied for 74 patents to date, registering one software copyright, all patents are related to digital currency and blockchain technology.
2018年6月15日，中国人民银行数字货币研究所在深圳成立深圳金融科技有限公司。舆论普遍认为该公司将在“ 开展数字货币研究与移动支付等创新应用 ”方面发挥重要作用。
On June 15, 2018, the People’s Bank of China Cryptocurrency Institute established Shenzhen Fintech Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen. People believe that the company will play an important role in “research on cryptocurrency and its innovative applications such as mobile payment in Shenzhen.”