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Following Delay of Financial Reports to NYSE, China Rapid Finance Announces Business Operations & Board of Directors Changes

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced on Friday changes in its business operations and to its board of directors. The lender revealed that it has acknowledged its inability to file its annual report on Form 20-F in a… Read More

Asia Crypto-Law Round Up

Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) has published a comprehensive article on the current state of crypto law in Asia. Here, we provide a summary of the most salient point presented by ABLJ from each region. Philippines According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Global growth… Read More

At Key Moment, Facebook Hires Two Former Compliance Officers from Coinbase

Facebook has picked up two former employees from Coinbase, the San Francisco-based crypto trading platform, Coindesk reports. In all likelihood, the two may have been hired to contribute to Facebook’s top-secret go at creating a price-stabilized cryptocurrency for use in a Facebook-linked payments system the… Read More

NEM Rises in Value Almost 2X. What’s Up with That?

NEM (XEM) has bounced solidly in the last few days rising by around 48% in value, according to Coinmarketcap. Of course, the broader crypto market has recently experienced a resurgence in investor interest as crypto stalwart Bitcoin has doubled in value from recent month lows…. Read More

Tencent Announces 2019 First Quarter Financial Results

Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet value-added services based in China, announced on Wednesday its financial results of 2019’s first quarter. According to Ma Huateng, Chairman and CEO of Tencent, Tencent sustained “healthy user engagement” across its key platforms and saw notable growth in… Read More

Pundi X’s XPOS Receives FCC, CE, KC, & UAE TRA Certifications

Singapore-based Pundi X announced on Wednesday that its blockchain-powered point-of-sale (POS) solution XPOS has received FCC, CE, KC and UAE TRA certifications. Pundi X claims that the XPOS is the first wireless point-of-sale solution that enables merchants and consumers to do secure digital transactions on… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority & Bank of Thailand Sign MoU on Fintech Collaboration, Seek to Investigate CBDCs

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Fintech innovation between the two regulatory authorities. The MoU was signed between Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA, and Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor… Read More

Bitcoin Rises. Flight to Safety?

Bitcoin has been rallying in recent days compelling many followers to declare the crypto winter has ended. Crypto spring is here. Bitcoin recently bounced off of USD $8000.00 and, as of today, hovers around USD $7800.00. BTC started May at about $5300. So what gives?… Read More

Digital Asset Marketplace HBUS Says US Crypto Adoption is Gaining Momentum

HBUS, a US-based digital asset marketplace and part of the Huobi Group, says that crypto adoption is gaining momentum in the US. HBUS was launched in July of 2018 and is part of Singapore-based Huobi Group’s global expansion plans. HBUS surveyed 1067 US citizens during… Read More

SotfBank Vision Fund Invests $800 Million in Working Capital Provider Greensill

Greensill, a working capital provider, has received an $800 million investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund, according to a release from the firm. Greensill said the investment “underscores the value of working capital finance as the most advanced means of providing low-cost capital to companies… Read More

Marvelstone: LATTICE80’s KAYA Token Gets Delisted as Legal Questions Rise

Earlier today, KAYA, the native token issued by LATTICE80, was delisted by COSS.io. In February, LATTICE 80 reported that it had “finished the ICO round 2 with $52 million committed” and planned a 3rd round. The Business Times reported that Rune Evensen, CEO of COSS.io,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Beijing: unpaid parking fees may be included in your personal credit report Since January 2019, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport has introduced digital payments for all curb parking areas in Dongcheng District, Xicheng District and Tongzhou District, and is planning to extend it to… Read More

GTR Invests in Octet Europe, Their 10th Deal but First in Europe

GTR Ventures has taken an equity stake in supply chain management and finance platform Octet Europe. Details on the investment were not disclosed. GTR Ventures has offices in both Singapore and London and this is their 10th Fintech focused investment but first in Europe. Octet… Read More

Huobi Global Launches Huobi Prime Lite, Sells 33 Million Thunder Tokens

Singapore based Huobi Global has announced the launch of Huobi Prime Lite, a launch platform for digital assets. As part of the launch, Huobi said that Prime Lite sold 33 million “Thunder Tokens” (TT), the native token of the ThunderCore project (Price Limit: 1 TT… Read More

Stakeholder Says Troubled Bitfinex Exchange Has Sold All One Billion IEO Tokens Issued to Cover $850 Million USD Seized

Chinese OTC Bitcoin trader Dong Zhao has once again taken to Chinese mega social platform WeChat to talk up an IEO (initial exchange offering) being issued by Bitfinex, the troubled cryptocurrency exchange in which Zhao reportedly holds equity, Coindesk reports. Bitfinex is owned by iFinex,… Read More

Korean Crypto Exchanges Announces Listing Evaluation Partnership With CrossAngle

Korbit, CPDAX, and GOPAX, three cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea, announced earlier this week their partnership with CrossAngle to enhance the reliability of their coin listings. According to the trio, CrossAngle has developed a data disclosure platform, Xangle to tackle these problems. Data gathered directly from… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Grants Four New Virtual Banking Licenses

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued four more virtual banking licenses. The newly minted digital banks include: Ant SME Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Infinium Limited, Insight Fintech HK Limited, and Ping An OneConnect Company Limited. HKMA said that the four newly licensed virtual… Read More

Project Inthanon: Bank of Thailand Pushes Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of Thailand is moving forward with developing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The initiative labeled Project Inthanon, has developed a prototype CBDC in partnership with R3 and Wipro (NYSE: WIT). The Bank of Thailand is also working with eight commercial banks in… Read More

PINTEC Opens International Headquarters in Singapore

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Wednesday it has opened new international headquarters in Singapore, while also launching “SquirrelSave,” a new digital wealth management service developed by its Singapore-based venture, PIVOT Fintech Pte. Ltd (PIVOT). PINTEC reported its international headquarters in Singapore will… Read More

Zebpay Launches Crypto Trading in Australia

Crypto exchange Zebpay has opened up trading services to the Australian market with a new office in the Fintech hub of Melbourne.  Zebpay currently claims over 3 million active users. The company is headquartered in Singapore. Zebpay is also extending its Lightning Network to Australia… Read More

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