A new digital payment system has been launched by a Hong Kong-based blockchain business Red Date technology with the goal of bridging the stablecoin and central bank digital currency (CBDCs) markets. The company unveiled the payments platform, the Universal Digital Payment Network (UDPN), at the World Economic Forum 2023 gathering in Davos, Switzerland.
Details of UDPN
GFT Technologies, a tech engineering firm, and a technology platform production engine from the law firm DLA Piper, are working together to build UDPN. According to the UDPN whitepaper, it is a DLT platform that will enable stablecoin and CBDC transactions similar to how banks use the SWIFT network.
Additionally, it was made explicit in the white paper that the UDPN somehow doesn’t enable decentralized cryptos. The document emphasized that no uncontrolled public-chain cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, will be accepted. According to the UDPN whitepaper, it is a DLT platform that would enable stablecoin or CBDC transactions similar to how banks use the SWIFT network.
In addition, Red Date technology asserts that several important financial institutions will participate in a set of experiments starting in January and continuing through June. The Bank of East Asia, HSBC, Standard Chartered, and Deutsche Bank are a few examples of participating financial institutions.
Red Date Technology also constructed the state’s blockchain-service network. As a result, it is anticipated that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will exert considerable influence over it. The white paper left out China’s digital yuan CBDC. Additionally, neither Red Date’s tenure as the project’s head nor China’s own CBDC goals, including its digital yuan, are mentioned in the whitepaper.
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