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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Risk Alert against the Hype of Overseas Virtual Currency Exchanges Back in 2017, the People’s Bank of China (PBC), Cyberspace Administration of China and other 5 ministries published the “Notice on Guarding against Risks of ICOs”, stipulating that virtual currency trading and ICOs are illegal… Read More

OneConnect, the Fintech Division of Ping An Insurance, Teams Up with China Merchant Post Group to Develop DLT-based Logistics Platform

OneConnect Financial Technology, the Fintech division of Ping An Insurance, China’s largest insurance and logistics conglomerate, has partnered with the China Merchants Port Group (CMPort), in order to develop a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled logistics platform. The DLT-based solution is being created for… Read More

China Might Not be Prepared to Launch its Blockchain Service Network Next Month (as Planned), Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Several reports from media outlets have claimed that China’s Blockchain Service Network will be introduced next month. However, these reports seem to be coming from local sources, which made the announcements before China’s first fatality due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In October of last year,… Read More

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How Did the Chinese Fintech Industry Respond to COVID-19? With the outbreak of the COVID-19, more and more people and groups have joined the fight against it. Among the entities, Fintech companies are giving full play to their advantages in providing financial services, contributing technical… Read More

China Rapid Finance Submits Letter of Intent With SOS Health Rescue Services to Acquire Control of XRF

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced earlier this week that it has reached a non-binding letter of intent on investment and cooperation with SOS Health Rescue Services Ltd. According to China Rapid Finance, the duo may enter into… Read More

People’s Bank of China Is Reportedly Inching Closer to Issuing a Digital Yuan

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, is reportedly inching closer to launching a national virtual currency. As noted in a report from the Global Times on March 24, 2020, which cited “industry insiders,” the PBoC seems to have finalized the development… Read More

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Alibaba’s DingTalk Builds International Medical Expert Communication Platform to Help Combat the Outbreak of COVID-19 On March 19th, Alibaba’s DingTalk launched the International Medical Expert Communication Platform. It provides a means of free communication, hosted on Alibaba Cloud, for medical workers all around the world… Read More

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The PBC, NDRC and Four Other Authorities Jointly Release the Work Plan for Coordinated Regulation of Financial Infrastructures In order to strengthen the construction of financial infrastructure, coordinate the regulation of important financial infrastructures and improve the capability of the financial sector to serve the… Read More

People’s Bank of China Acquires $4.7 Million in Funding to Further Develop Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly acquired 32.35 million RMB (appr. $4.7 million) in special funding in order to finance the ongoing development of its blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade finance platform. The funding, which will be gradually injected during a… Read More

China’s Capital Beijing to Introduce Blockchain or DLT Invoicing Systems to Enhance Transparency

China’s capital Beijing has revealed that the city’s tax department will introduce blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered invoicing. The new service was reportedly launched on  March 2, 2020. Officials in Beijing said they are planning to take advantage of DLT’s unique transparency, traceability and… Read More

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PBC Releases “Financial Distributed Ledgers Technology Security Specification” On February 5th, the People’s Bank of China has released the “Financial Distributed Ledgers Technology Security Specification” (JR / T 0184-2020). The document specifies the financial DLT security system, including basic hardware, basic software, cryptographic algorithms, node… Read More

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Insurtech Platform Huize.com to List on NASDAQ on February 12 On February 6th, online insurance platform Huize.com updated its F-1 prospectus filed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and planned to list on NASDAQ on February 12th, with a stock code “HUIZ”. It… Read More

China’s Zall Smart Commerce Group to Establish Operatins in Singapore, as Part of Group Applying for Digital Banking License

Chinese e-commerce company Zall Smart Commerce Group will establish operations in Singapore’s evolving financial industry. Zall’s management noted that the firm is part of a consortium that’s applying for a digital wholesale banking license in Singapore. Global eTrade Services, a CrimsonLogic Pte division, and Marubeni… Read More

Global Investments into China’s Fintech Startup Ecosystem Decline by Over 7 Times: Report

The global investments into China’s Fintech startup ecosystem have declined significantly by more than seven times at roughly $4.9 billion last year, after reaching an all-time high of $34 billion in 2018. The investments have dropped considerably for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) Fintech firms… Read More

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Tencent LiCaiTong Releases “Online Wealth Management Behavior and Security Report (2019)“ On January 14th, LiCaiTong, Tencent’s wealth management platform, and National Institution for Finance & Development (NIFD) jointly released the “Online Wealth Management Behavior and Security Report (2019)”. The report published the 2019 online wealth… Read More

Asian Fintech Firm Ant Financial Ranked China’s Fifth Most Valuable Private Company

Asian Fintech firm Ant Financial, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly been ranked China’s fifth most valuable privately-held company. According to an inaugural rankings report released by Hurun, which is primarily known for publishing China’s list of wealth individuals, Ant Financial is… Read More

People’s Bank of China Says “Top-Level” Design of Digital Yuan has been Finalized

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, has reportedly stated that the “top-level” design of its national digital currency has been finalized. The Chinese reserve bank revealed the development of the sovereign digital currency in a new paper, confirming that the “top-level… Read More

Western Union Announces Expansion of Bank Account Payout in China Through Du Xiaoman Financial Mobile App

Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced on Friday it has partnered with Du Xiaoman Financial (formerly fintech Baidu Finance) to launch Western Union international money transfers to be paid out in real-time into even more bank accounts in China.  According to the duo, the account payout… Read More

Report: Legislated Diversion of Household Savings to Stock Markets in China Could Induce Rally

China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), which oversees the country’s financial markets, has, “published a guideline saying it would promote the conversion of household savings into long-term capital market fund,” South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. The CBIRC did not say how it will… Read More

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Ant Financial Applies for Singapore Digital Banking License On January 2nd, Ant Financial confirmed that it had applied a digital wholesale banking license in Singapore as an effort to promote the development of local digital banking and global financial inclusion. As early as November 19th… Read More

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