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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tiger Brokers and Nasdaq Reach Strategic Cooperation on US Stock Data Solutions On June 14th, Tiger Brokers and Nasdaq announced a strategic cooperation to jointly provide Chinese Fintech platforms access to the US stock market data. According to the agreement, Tiger Brokers will become the… Read More

Decentralised Accessible Content Chain Says Private Token Sale Oversubscribed within Hours

The Decentralized Accessible Content Chain (DACC) project is reporting that it has received solid backing from both institutional and individual investors for its private token sale, which was said to be oversubscribed within a matter of hours. The private sale was scheduled to run from… Read More

Chinese Fintech Yirendai Debuts Up to $20 million Share Repurchase Program

Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD), a fintech company that’s based in China, announced on Monday its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program whereby Yirendai is authorized to repurchase its ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares with an initial aggregate value of up to $20 million. While sharing more details about the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

NIFA Releases China’s First National Fintech Identity Verification Platform Early this week, the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) released China’s first Fintech identity verification platform. This was a response to the requirements of various Fintech industry practitioners and regulatory authorities. In the future,… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Secures Approximately $14 Billion Through Series C Equity Financing Round to Accelerate Globalization & Technology Innovation

Chinese fintech and Alibaba-affiliated Ant Financial Service Group announced on Friday it secured approximately $14 billion through its Series C Equity Funding round, which includes an RMB tranche raised by the company from domestic investors and a USD tranche raised by Ant international Co., Limited, a wholly… Read More

Plug and Play China Forms New Partnership With Distributed Credit Chain

On Tuesday, Distributed Credit Chain (DCC) and Plug and Play China announced that DCC has joined the Plug and Play China’s “ecosystem” to drive the growth and development of the global fintech and blockchain industry. According to the duo, Plug and Play China has helped over… Read More

Chinese Fintech PINTEC Secures $103 Million Investment; Forms Strategic Partnership With SINA

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Tuesday it has secured $103 million through a financing investment round, which was led by Mandra Capital and SINA Corp. with participation from STI Financial Group, Shunwei Capital Partners, and ZHONG Capital Holding Group. The company… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

International Tuition Payment Platform Easy Transfer Receives Tens of Million Yuan in Series A Financing This week, Easy Transfer announced that it has won tens of millions yuan in Series A financing, which was led by Zhen Fund and followed by IDG Capital. It is… Read More

Global Expansion Continues: Huobi Crypto Exchange Establishes Foothold in Brazil

In a recent conversation with Brazilian nationals, including a bank manager and an accountant, I was told that Bitcoin is “not popular” in Brazil. That may be about to change. Brazilian site Portal do Bitcoin have reported that representatives from the third largest cryptocurrency exchange… Read More

Dianrong Announces Addition of Supply Chain Finance Solution to R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform

On Thursday, Chinese marketplace lending platform Dianrong announced its supply chain finance solution will be made available on Corda, R3’s blockchain platform for finance and business. According to the online lender, the new Corda app, CorDapp, will further expand Dianrong’s reach both in China and globally by leveraging… Read More

More Blockchain Tales From China: President Xi Jinping Enthused

In yet another blockchain news item emanating from China this week, multiple reports are sharing that China’s potential “president for life,” Xi Jinping, recently named blockchain as one of a triumvirate of new technologies (including IoT and AI) that will drive, “a new industrial revolution.”… Read More

China’s Shenzhen District and Tencent Partnering to Develop an “Intelligent Tax” System on Blockchain

Chinese tech behemoth TenCent is cooperating with tax authorities in the Shenzhen province to develop a blockchain-based and Big Dat-fed “intelligent tax” system.   Tencent last year joined Facebook, Google and Amazon as one of handful of companies on the globe to pass the $500 billion… Read More

China is Supercharging its Blockchain Sector

The crypto press is reporting on several recent initiatives in China to advance the state of it’s blockchain sector and capitalize on efficiencies to government and business operations the new tech may allow. Coindesk reported on May 25th that the Xiong’An (or “Grand Shores”) fund… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum (2018) convened in Beijing On May 19, Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum (2018), which was hosted by Tsinghua University and organized jointly by the Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance (PBCSF), Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR) and… Read More

China: National Committee of Experts on the Financial Security Technology Says Beware of Fake Virtual Currencies & Fraud

This past week the Chinese National Committee of Experts on the Financial Security Technology issued a report highlighting fraud in the cryptocurrency marketplace. The government sponsored group pointed to 421 “fake virtual currencies coming from overseas.” China has effectively banned cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Multinational Retail Giant Auchan Establishes a Joint Venture of Consumer Finance with China’s Bright Food Group On April 28th, France’s Oney Bank and Bright Food Group from Shanghai, signed an investment agreement to establish Shanghai Bright-Oney Consumer Finance Co., Ltd., and submitted the materials to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Bans Unauthorized APP to Access Credit Rating System Recently, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, issued a document named, “Notice on Further Strengthening the Management of Credit Information Security” (Yinfa [2018] No. 102) (hereinafter referred to as “Document No. 102”), to… Read More

BTC Wants to Connect $12.7 Trillion Payment Market to Bitcoin in China via Mobile App on Huawei Smartphones

BTC.com, a prominent platform for cryptocurrency users (that is affiliated with Bitmain), has announced the BTC.com mobile wallet will be the first cryptocurrency app released on Huawei’s AppGallery. The BTC wallet claims to have more than one million users, having processed USD$ 5 billion since… Read More

Chinese YouTube Like Platform Qiyi Culture Partners with Synerero’s Wildspark Platform & Amp Crypto

Synereo, a company that is developing decentralized tech for content creation and distribution, has formed a partnership with Shanghia based Qiyi Culture, described as one of China’s top online content production companies. Qiyi Culture is said to have over 30 million viewers for single original… Read More

Make Way for Baidu Spinoff Du Xiaoman Financial; Investors TPG and Carlyle Group Help Raise $1.9B

Chinese search behemoth Baidu Inc, (NASDAQ:BIDU) has nabbed a $1.9 billion investment from firms including TPG, the Carlyle Group, Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. and Taikang Group, to ready itself to compete in the financial-services space, according to the WSJ. The transaction will reportedly value the unit at $4B,… Read More