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Huobi Crypto Exchange Hosting China Government-Sanctioned Blockchain Event

Huobi, one of a few cryptocurrency and online lending businesses in China to have survived a recent “rectification” spree, will be hosting an International Cooperation Forum on Digital Economy and Blockchain on the island of Hainan December 5th and 6th. The “state-sanctioned event,” says Huobi,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China Releases Financial Stability Report with Special Focus on Online Lending The People’s Bank of China (PBC) released the 2019 China Financial Stability Report lately, which gives a comprehensive review of the soundness of China’s financial system since 2018. While incremental… Read More

China Central Bank Claims to Have Closed Majority of Lending Platforms and 173 Cryptocurrency Entities

Following reports of multiple “rectification” incidents executed against cryptocurrency businesses in China last week, including alleged raids on a Binance office in Beijing, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced November 25th that it has closed two-thirds of the country’s online lending institutions and 173… Read More

Details Emerge Regarding China’s Cryptocurrency Crackdown

China is cracking down on its “massive” cryptocurrency sector, Japan Times reports, and this time it seems pretty real. Bitcoin was officially banned in China in late 2016 when, according to Morgan Stanley, Chinese yuan was being used in more than 95% of Bitcoin trades…. Read More

China Fintech Bluebooks: Cyberfraud in China Now a $16 Billion USD Industry

Scams involving new financial technologies comprise a 110 billion yuan ($16 billion USD) industry in China, according to the publishers of three blue books covering the current state of Fintech, Regtech and blockchain in China. While producing some conveniences, new financial technologies like cryptocurrencies are… Read More

On the Heels of “Rectification” in Shanghai, Shenzhen Regulators Move to Quash Crypto Trading in Shenzhen

In mid-November, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau ordered securities regulators in Shanghai to identify and inspect cryptocurrency exchanges, token issuers, and distributors of foreign ICO’s in the city so they could be shut down. Now, the Shenzhen… 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: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China Releases China’s Green Finance Development Report (2018) In order to introduce China’s achievements and experience in green finance, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) has worked with relevant authorities and organizations to compile the annual China’s Green Finance Development Report… 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

Singapore: Blockshow Asia Top 5 Takeaways on Blockchain & Crypto

Singapore at Night Marina Bay

Recently, Blockshow Asia took place in Singapore. While Crowdfund Insider was not able to attend this year’s event, organizers have forward some of the top takeaway items for this year and the following year. Below is a selection of commentary generated by speakers at the… Read More

Crypto Miner Cannan Raises $90 Million in NASDAQ IPO, Shares Decline

Canaan AvalonMiner

Yesterday, Canaan Inc. (Nasdaq: CAN) a Chines crypto mining company,  completed an initial public offering (IPO) of 10,000,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), each representing 15 Class A ordinary shares. Shares were issued at US $9.0 per share for a total offering of US $90 million. … Read More

Cashless Payments Have Become Popular, But Demand for Cash Still Strong in Rural and Unbanked Communities: Report

Cashless or digital payments have become increasingly popular, however, cash still remains a widely-used payment method in most nations, especially in rural communities and jurisdictions with a large unbanked population. Following many years of steady growth, the total number of cash withdrawals made via ATMs… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiong’an to Launch “Financial Island” and Regulation Sandbox On November 13th, Zhu Zhongwen, deputy director of the Reform and Development Bureau of Xiong’an New Area Administrative Committee, revealed that a “Financial Island” of about 2.5 square kilometers would be built in the Xiong’an New Area… Read More

China Rapid Finance Regains Compliance With New York Stock Exchange’s Continued Listing Requirements

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced on Thursday two developments that mark significant progress in regaining compliance with the New York Stock Exchange’s Continued Listing requirements. China Rapid Finance reported that it completed its 2018 financial statement audit… Read More

China Orders “Rectification” of Shanghai Crypto Sector, Shutdowns Expected

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau have ordered securities regulators in Shanghai to identify cryptocurrency exchanges, token issuers, and distributors of foreign ICO’s in the city so they can be shut down, The Block reports. According to Chinese… Read More

Binance and Tron Lose Important Weibo Social Media Accounts

Malta-based Binance, one of the world’s busiest cryptocurrency exchanges, and Tron, the 11th largest blockchain project, have had their accounts blocked on Weibo, a Chinese social media site similar to Twitter, The Block reports. According to the outlet, all content, including the follower count, has… Read More

People’s Bank of China Denies It Has Begun Circulating a National Digital Currency

Officials at the People’s Bank of China have issued an official statement disclaiming rumours that China has begun issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). “Recently, the net news said that the People’s Bank of China has issued (a) legal digital currency,” the communiqué states,… Read More

China’s Blockchain Industry Is Expected to be Valued at Over $2 Billion By 2023: Report

A recent report published by global market intelligence company IDC has revealed that China’s blockchain industry is on track to experience substantial growth in the next few years. As reported by Xinhuanet, China’s blockchain ecosystem is expected to be valued at more than $2 billion… Read More

Alipay is the Largest Mobile Payment Platform in the World and they Just Killed it on Singles Day

Alipay, part of Ant Financial / Alibaba, just had a gangbusters day as all of the transactions for Singles Day were processed through the payment platform. More than five years ago, Alipay topped PayPal to become the world leader in mobile payments – something that… Read More

Free Bitcoin: Lolli Partners with Alibaba on Singles Day to Provide Bitcoin Back on Purchases

Alibaba’s annual Singles Day has turned into a huge event in China. Headlines today indicate that singles day has delivered a record-setting amount of transactions as sales top a whopping $38 billion. According to Alibaba, $1 billion was settled via Alibaba’s Fintech platform Alipay within… Read More

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