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Blockchain Adoption: China’s National People’s Congress and Parliament to Review DLT Fund Proposal

The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s parliament and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference recently began conducting their annual sessions. Both government bodies are considered the most powerful or influential political groups in the country. These meetings are commonly referred to as the “Two Sessions”… Read More

AI and Blockchain Firm Points Technology Acquires Millions of Dollars in Funding via Round with Contributions from K2 Ventures Partners

Points Technology, an artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain-focused firm, has reportedly acquired millions of dollars in funding through a Series A round. K2 Venture Partners, a Chinese venture capital firm, made the investment. Points Technology’s management said that the funds raised will be used to… 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

“Beijing Tong,” a Mobile App Developed by Beijing’s Municipal Government, Registers Data on “Menu Blockchain” System

“Beijing Tong,” a mobile-based app developed and released by Beijing’s municipal government, has reportedly registered data from more than 1,000 local business offices on its “menu blockchain” system. Confirming the development on January 11, 2020, during a scheduled session of the Municipal People’s Congress, Feng… Read More

Legaltech: China’s “Smart” Courts Are Reportedly Using Blockchain and AI to Decide Legal Disputes

China’s “smart” courts have reportedly been implementing various innovative technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to help decide legal cases. Local media outlet Xinhua news revealed recently that over 3.1 million Chinese litigation matters from March to October 2019 were handled via the… Read More

People’s Bank of China Begins Pilot Regulation Program for Fintech Businesses in Beijing

China’s central bank announced on December 5 that it’s planning to support the nation’s capital city Beijing in exploring and experimenting with various regulatory guidelines for the evolving Fintech industry in order to develop a more inclusive and suitable supervision framework. The nation’s Fintech regulation… Read More

Authorities in China Reportedly Shut Down Local Cryptocurrency Exchange BISS, 10 Individuals Arrested

Authorities in China continue to crack down on crypto-related businesses. Recently, the nation’s police officials closed down local digital asset exchange BISS and took 10 people into custody, as they were suspected of being involved in the trading platform’s business operations. On November 22, 2019,… Read More

China Establishes Asia Fintech Fund of Funds to Focus on M&A

China’s Global Times has reported that the country established a foundation focused on financial and technology mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia.  Asia Fintech Fund of Funds (FOF) is based in Beijing and has 10 billion yuan (approximately $1.44 billion) in funding. Asia Fintech is the second… Read More

Suspended: Registration Of Internet Finances In Several Chinese Cities

In Shanghai and Shenzhen, administrations for industry and commerce have suspended the registration of Internet finance platforms, according to the Beijing Business Today in ECNS.cn. The publication also notes that in Beijing, the Administration for Industry and Commerce also released a similar statement. However, this has not… Read More

China Promotes Greater Support Of Crowdfunding For Startups To Encourage Entrepreneurial Economy

China recently noted that it will promote greater use of equity crowdfunding for startups to encourage entrepreneurship, according to a Cabinet document posted on the central government’s website, writes the South China Morning Post. Repeatedly, the Chinese government has stated its interest in stimulating employment in the state-dominated… Read More

Just Released: China’s New Guidelines For Online Finance Market

    With China’s stock market crash still recent, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) released guidelines for the country’s rapidly burgeoning online finance market at the start of this weekend, outlined in a document published by the PBC.  The peer to peer lending industry in… Read More

Jide Tech Returns to Kickstarter With New Android PC Remix Mini; Secures Over $360,000 in Two Days

Earlier this year, Beijing-based Jide Technology hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise funds for its laptop, Remix. The device was described as an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. During its funding round, Remix… Read More

Brief: Big Data is China’s New Tool Against Illegal Fundraising

China’s crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending markets have frequently featured in the news, as China seeks to decrease fraud in its rapidly expanding Internet finance world. Now, Beijing’s financial supervision agencies are using big data to crack down on illegal fundraising, with an online pre-warning platform already… Read More

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