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China: Weiyangx Fintech Review

China’s first online centralized personal credit database is on the way Earlier this month, People’s Bank of China formally accepted the license application of Baihang Credit Investigation Ltd. Led by the National Internet Finance Association of China, Baihang will be China’s first online centralized personal… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Renren Calls an End to its ICO Project It was reported that Renren has closed its RRCoin ICO project after a talk with China’s regulatory authorities. Among the 1 billion RRCoins that were planned to issue, 40% would have beeen allocated to private equity, 25%… Read More

Dianrong Announces Strategic Agreement With Dalian Finance Development Bureau & Dalian Finance Industry Investment Group

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong announced on Thursday it has signed a strategic agreement with Dalian Finance Development Bureau and Dalian Finance Industry Investment Group. Dianrong revealed that according to the agreement it will be developing a series of specific projects in partnership with the Dalian government,… Read More

China Restricts Micro-Loans; Alibaba’s Ant Financial Halts Asset-Backed Securities Lending

Following China’s decision to restrict micro-loans, Alibaba’s Ant Financial has reportedly halted its consume loan lending. According to Bloomberg, the company has not sold any asset-backed securities since early December, which was around the time that Chinese officials announced they were requiring micro-lenders to consolidate… Read More

Leaked Document Shows China’s Intent to Force Bitcoin Mining Halt

As we reported this past weekend, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is rumored to be discussing a power cut for Bitcoin miners. Now there is a document circulating on the internet that indicates China wants to shut down Bitcoin mining altogether. While the complete… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent Wins Third-Party Fund Sales License On January 2, 2018, the Shenzhen Securities Regulatory Bureau issued this year’s first fund sales license to internet giant Tencent Holdings, or more specifically Teng An Information Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. According to the document, the company was allowed… Read More

Chinese Firm Future FinTech Takes 5% Stake in Blockchain Tech Startup Nova Realm

Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT), a Chinese fintech company and integrated producer of fruit-related products, today announced that it received a 5% equity interest in Nova Realm Limited. Nova Realm is described as a blockchain technology research and development company registered in the UK The company developed… Read More

Shut Down: Alibaba’s Ant Financial Blocked by US Government on Acquisition of MoneyGram

Ant Financial, part of tech conglomerate Alibaba, announced its intent to purchase MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI)  a year ago. The acquisition would have combined MoneyGram’s money transfer network of 2.4 billion bank and mobile accounts with Alibaba’s fast growing global Fintech presence. MoneyGram is currently active in… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Rumored to Suspend Private Banks’ Online Lending Activities 2017 marks the third anniversary of China’s private banks. Over the past three years, 17 private banks have been granted operation licenses. However, as the volume of these new institutions grew, the overall financial regulatory environment… Read More

Suning Financial Services Secures ¥5.34 Billion to Further Advance Fintech Products

Suning Financial Services Shanghai Co. announced on Tuesday it has issued new shares to raise ¥5.34 billion ($813 million) as it looks to invest further into its fintech products. The company reported around14 investors took part in the investment round and it issued 16.5% of… Read More

Enter the Dragon Coin: This Token Sale May Become the Largest Initial Coin Offering Ever

I must admit, when I first read about Dragon Coin and its initial coin offering (ICO) I was exceptionally skeptical. But then you really need to be careful which ICO you back right now. A healthy dose of skepticism can be what separates an investor… Read More

Here is the List of the Fintech 50 in China as Ranked by KPMG

We have been waiting for the complete English version of KPMG’s Leading Fintech 50 companies in China but it is apparently still in the works. KMPG has published a single sheeter though, so we share that now and hope to share the complete document in… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Supply Chain Finance Platform Daokoudai.com Secures ¥100 million Investment led by BCCF On December 13th, online supply chain finance platform Daokoudai.com announced it had receive a ¥100 million A-round funding led by Beijing Cultural Center Fund (BCCF). SinarMas from Indonesia and Zhen Ru Investment Management… Read More

Yirendai Makes $50 Million Strategic Investment in Finance Services Platform Lion Rock

China-based fintech Yirendai announced on Wednesday it has made a $50 million strategic investment in Lion Rock through the financial service platform’s Series A funding round. According to Yirendai, Lion Rock is headquartered in Hong Kong and is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tsinghua PBCSF Releases China’s First Fintech Enterprise Database at the 4th World Internet Conference (Wuzhen Summit) The Fourth World Internet Conference (Wuzhen Summit), themed as “Developing Digital Economy for Openness and Shared Benefits — Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace“, was successfully concluded… Read More

Dianrong Leadership Shake-Up: Lender Announces New CEO, Executive Chairman, & Co-Chairman

On Thursday, Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong announced it has made a series of senior executive announcements. The online lender revealed Founder and former CEO, Soul Htite, has been named Executive Chairman, while Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Kevin Duo, was appointed Co-Chairman of the board. Former… Read More

Bitcoin Ought to Be Outlawed: NOT! – An Open Letter to Joseph Stiglitz

It was recently reported that the former chief economist of the World Bank wants Bitcoin banned, saying “Bitcoin is successful only because of its potential for circumvention, lack of oversight” You missed something crucial. Because of the ‘McKinsey’ factor. The operative rules (laws of nature from… Read More

P2P Lender Hexindai: A Discussion with CFO Johnson Zhang Regarding the Recent IPO

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China based peer to peer lender, became the most recent Chinese online lender to trade on a US exchange early last month. The company will report fiscal year results this coming Tuesday before markets open. Last month, Hexidai become another Chinese online… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Official Shares Opinions About Fintech Sandbox During the third development forum held by Shanghai Payment & Clearing Association, Li Wei, head of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) science and technology division, highlighted the importance of setting up trial-and-error mechanisms for… Read More

Chinese Blockchain Startup Onchain Launches Platform in New York

Chinese blockchain startup Onchain announced on Thursday it has officially launched its Ontology platform in New York. The company held an event earlier this week, which attracted blockchain industry experts and investors. According to Onchain, the goal of the Ontology Network is to form an original… Read More