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World’s Most Valuable Fintech Ant Financial Partners with China Merchants Port to Launch Blockchain Platform for Local Banking and Logistics Businesses

China Merchants Port, the largest port operator in the country, has teamed up with e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), and its Fintech-focused subsidiary, Ant Financial. Through the partnership, the companies will work towards developing a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled platform, which will aim… Read More

Fintech Firm Ant Financial Introduces Consortium Blockchain Platform, OpenChain, to Help SMEs with Developing DLT Apps

Ant Financial, the Fintech division of Chinese multinational e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and the parent firm of Alipay, has introduced its consortium blockchain platform. Referred to as “OpenChain,” the platform will assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with developing blockchain or distributed ledger technology… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Financial Is Working with Several Banks to Revive its IPO Plans: Report

Ant Financial is reportedly working with several banking institutions in order to revive its plans for conducting an initial public offering (IPO). The Fintech company’s decision to go public has come more than a year after China’s leading mobile payments firm postponed the process after… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Firm Paytm’s Parent One 97 Communications Secures $660 Million from AliPay, Softbank’s SVF Panther, Others

Indian online payments company Paytm’s parent has secured 4,724 Crore (appr. $660 million) from several large investors including Alibaba’s Alipay, SoftBank’s SVF Panther (Cayman) and investments are overseen by T Rowe Price. The board members of One 97 Communications Ltd, Paytm’s parent, will be allocating… Read More

Ten Leading Fintech Firms Took to the Final Stage at Alibaba-backed FintechHK Global Competition

Ten leading Fintech companies recently took to the final stage at the FintechHK Global Competition. FintechHK Global Competition is supported by InvestHK, the department of the Hong Kong SAR government that handles Foreign Direct Investment. InvestHK supports overseas, mainland China and Taiwanese businesses by helping… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Partners With Bayer Crop Science to Develop Blockchain-based Agricultural Monitoring Product

Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate company of the Chinese Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), is teaming up with Bayer Crop Science to create a blockchain-enabled platform for monitoring agricultural product. Ant Financial and Bayer Crop signed a letter of intent to leverage blockchain technology to develop… Read More

Alibaba Acquires Kaola for $2 Billion from Entertainment Giant NetEase, Creates China’s Largest International E-commerce Platform

Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group has acquired Kaola for approximately $2 billion from Hangzhou-based entertainment giant NetEase. The acquisition has created the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China, according to Alibaba’s management. Commenting on Alibaba Group’s latest acquisition, company chief executive Daniel Zhang said:  “With… Read More

EBANX Teams Up With AliExpress to Launch Experience Store in Brazil

Brazilian fintech EBANX announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with AliExpress, a global retail online marketplace of Alibaba Group, to launch a physical store in Curitiba, Brazil.  According to EBANX, the store consists of a 32 meters panel, installed in one of the… Read More

Chinese AI Company SenseTime Secures $600 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Alibaba Group

SenseTime, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced on Monday it raised $600 million during its Series C round of funding, which was led by the Alibaba Group with participation from  Temasek and Suning. This round of funding comes less than a year after the company raised $410 million through its… Read More

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