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Report States that US Intelligence is Worried About China’s Involvement in Cryptocurrency

A report claims that the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe has contacted SEC Chairman Jay Clayton regarding China’s influence in the crypto market including mining. According to the Washington Examiner, the DNI is worried that China has too much control when it… Read More

Chinese Fintechs Must Realize that their Products can Subject Consumers to Financial Risk, Analyst Says following Sector-Wide Crackdown

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s plans to establish Fintech companies like Ant Group and launch IPOs in China were recently put on hold when the country’s regulators decided to make updates to regulatory requirements. As reported recently, Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), noted… Read More

China-Based AI-Powered Platform For Businesses IceKredit Secures $33 million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Guoxin Venture Investment

  China-based AI-powered platform for business IceKredit announced on Tuesday it secured $33 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Guoxin Venture Investment with participation from Guohe Capital, Yunqi Partners, and China Creation Ventures. Founded in 2015, IceKredit describes itself as an… Read More

Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group, Says China’s Move to Create New Fintech Regulations Is “Timely and Necessary”

The management at Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) has stated that they are planning to comply with China’s updated Fintech regulations after the nation’s changing regulatory environment led to Ant Group‘s initial public offering (IPO) getting suspended. Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group, noted during a… Read More

China Construction Bank Corporation Suspends Digital Bond Issuance on FUSANG

China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB) has suspended its digital bond issuance on the FUSANG exchange. The digital bond was originally scheduled to go live on the Exchange on Friday, 13 November 2020. FUSANG said that just before the listing time, written communication was received from the… Read More

MAS: Singapore and China Seek to Strengthen Fintech Connectivity

The 3rd Singapore-China (Chongqing) Connectivity Initiative (CCI) Financial Summit anticipates greater financial connectivity between the two countries, according to a note issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). At the event opening the Minister for Manpower, Singapore, Josephine Teo was said to highlight that… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Corporate SaaS Platform Gongsibao Secures Series B Financing led by NIO Capital and 5Y Capital On November 18th, corporate SaaS platform Gongsibao announced that it had received more than RMB 100 million in Series B financing led by NIO Capital and 5Y Capital (formerly known… Read More

China’s Public Blockchain Network Nervos Launches sUDT Token Standard to Compete with Ethereum ERC-20

China-based Nervos, a major public blockchain-based network, has reportedly launched its own token standard, sUDT (Simple User-Defined Token), in order to compete with Ethereum’s widely-adopted ERC-20 standard. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the sUDT standard will allow blockchain or distributed ledger… Read More

Chinese Official Says Country Must Ensure Financial Innovation Maintains Fair Competition and Doesn’t Create Oligopolies

China must ensure that financial innovation is able to maintain fair competition and doesn’t lead to the formation of oligopolies or entry barriers, according to Xiao Yuanqi, chief risk officer at the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBRIC). Xiao, whose comments came during the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Releases Draft Version of “Online Micro-loan Operations Provisional Administrative Measures” On November 2nd, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) jointly released the draft version of “Online Micro-loan Operations Provisional Administrative Measures” (hereinafter referred to as… Read More

Straight From the Top: Chinese President Xi Jinping Said to Personally Hit Pause on Ant Group IPO

Ant Group was expected to be the largest Fintech initial public offering (IPO) ever at a valuation of around $35 billion. With just days until a listing on both the Shanghai Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, regulators in China slammed the breaks on… Read More

The China Construction Bank Partners with Fusang to Issue $3 Billion of Debt Using Blockchain Tech

Fusang, a  Labuan-based Fintech, has partnered with the China Construction Bank to issue $3 billion worth of bonds utilizing blockchain technology. According to Fusang: “The Issuer is a special purpose vehicle and its principal activity is to establish the commercial paper programme of up to… Read More

Fintech Sector in China was Unable to Secure Major Venture Capital Deals during Q3 2020: Report

The Fintech sector in China didn’t close any major venture capital investment deals for the third consecutive quarter, according to a report from Forrester. This suggests that investors may not be confident about allocating capital towards Chinese Fintech projects because of the socioeconomic uncertainty due… Read More

IRISnet Team Announces Updates Regarding its Blockchain focused, Foundation Eco-Development Fund

The developers of IRISnet, which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, noted that in April 2020, the IRIS Foundation had introduced a community-centric delegation campaign and its second 1-Year Token Burn Plan. Delegation campaigns allow crypto token holders to… Read More

Ant Group Is Reportedly Moving Forward with Digital Banking License Application in Singapore, Despite Halted IPO Plans

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), will be moving forward with its application for a digital banking license in Singapore. This, despite the Fintech giant’s (potential) record… Read More

IRITA Hub, a Proprietary Interchain Service, Integrates with Blockchain Service Network’s Communication Hub

The developers of IRISnet, which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, have confirmed in their monthly report that the IRITA Hub has been integrated with the Blockchain Service Network’s (BSN) Interchain Communications Hub. This marks “the first step towards… Read More

Chinese Payment Platform UnionPay Reportedly Partners With Korea’s Danal to Introduce Virtual Pre-Paid Card for Travelers

UnionPay International (UPI), a China-based payment platform, has reportedly teamed up with Korean payment portal Danal to launch a new pre-paid card specifically for travelers. South China Morning Post reported that the pre-paid card will be accessible through Danal’s payment app, Paycoin Wallet, and will… Read More

Translated: Shanghai Stock Exchange Statement Suspending Ant Group’s IPO

In a crushing move by the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Ant Group’s highly anticipated listing on the exchange was suspended, hitting pause on what was poised to be the largest public offering of a Fintech ever. Ant Group was planning to simultaneously list on both the… Read More

Chinese Fintech Firm Lufax to Lay the Groundwork for its Global Expansion Over Next 5 Years

Chinese Fintech firm Lufax had been planning to secure $2.36 billion through its US initial public offering (IPO). As previously reported, Lufax was once a top peer to peer lending platform but has since shifted into other areas of Fintech as well as online lending…. Read More

Pushing Pause: Ant Group Listing on Shanghai Exchange Postponed

Following a meeting with Chinese regulators, Ant Group’s listing on the Shanghai exchange has been postponed. Poised to become the largest ever Fintech IPO at $34 billion, the hurdle is a disappointing twist for founder Jack Ma – one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the… Read More

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