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China CITIC Bank International to Use Refinitiv Electronic Trading Platform to Streamline FX Workflow

Refinitiv, one of the largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, has revealed that China CITIC Bank International will be using the Refinitiv Electronic Trading platform to streamline its foreign exchange (FX) trading and distribution workflow. Banks and other financial service providers are looking… Read More

Decentralization May Not be Considered Core Value of Blockchain Tech, Harriot Cao from IRIS Foundation Argues

Harriet Cao, co-founder at the IRIS Foundation, an organization that supports the ongoing development of IRISnet, a platform that serves as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, says that China’s Blockchain Service Network (BSN) is a “relevant step” forward when it comes adopting… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cloud Computing PaaS Startup BoCloud Completes Series D Round of financing On September 17th, cloud computing PaaS [platform as a service] and multi-cloud management startup BoCloud announced the completion of its series D round of financing. The investment was provided by Guoxin Venture Capital, Xinhuan… Read More

Ping An becomes First Chinese Institution to Win Euromoney’s Best Digital Bank Award, Now Over 30,000 Company Employees Working Remotely

Ping An Bank recently became the first Chinese financial institution to be named the world’s “best” digital bank at the Euromoney Awards. As mentioned in a release, Ping An Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Ping An Insurance Company of China, was named the… Read More

DAML Smart Contract Programming Language to be Integrated with China’s Blockchain Service Network

Red Date Technology and Digital Asset (the company) have reportedly entered an agreement that involves integrating DAML smart contract tech with China’s Blockchain Services Network (BSN). DAML, which is a blockchain “agnostic” smart contract programming language created by the company Digital Asset, will serve as… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBIRC: Increasing Efforts to Crack Down on New Types of Illegal Commercial Insurance Activities Recently, the Anti-Illegal Financial Activities Bureau of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) published an article entitled “Analysis of Illegal Commercial Insurance Activities and Regulatory Suggestions” in “Observation of Insurance… Read More

Chartered Fintech Professional Qualification will be Offered to Financial Tech Employees Working in China and Singapore

A Chartered Fintech Professional (CFtP) qualification will reportedly be offered to financial technology specialists working in China and Singapore. The program will aim to provide  professional development opportunities that are meant to support international Fintech talent. The qualification will reportedly be introduced by the Global… Read More

Temasek Holdings and Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Fund Reportedly Considering Investments in Ant Group’s Planned IPO

Temasek Holdings, a major Singapore state investor, is reportedly looking into making a potential investment in the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese Fintech giant Ant Group, which might be the world’s largest iPO. GIC Pte Ltd, which is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (one… Read More

IRISnet Confirms Involvement in China’s Blockchain Service Network, Project’s Tokens Supported on Binance, Crypto.com, Gate.io, Huobi

IRISnet, which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, confirms that China’s public blockchain network BSN recently launched the new BSN Global Portal. IRISnet will be one of the partners that will contribute to the project. The IRISnet team is… Read More

President at Ping An Insurance Group of China Says Fintech for SMEs can Streamline Operations, but Need Support from Large Institutions

Chinese insurance giant Ping An recently pointed out that Fintech has the potential to enhance operational efficiency by reducing business costs and lowering certain risks in the financial services sector. Supporting SMEs is one way more established institutions can enable digital transformation across the financial… Read More

China Construction Bank Reportedly Disables Digital Yuan Wallet After Soft Launch Attracts Wide Attention

China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, has reportedly disabled its digital yuan wallet, which was available inside the banking group’s mobile app, after the service’s soft launch drew wide attention. According to Coindesk, It is unclear when the banking group… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cybersecurity Insurance Provider Yuanbao Tech Completes A Round of Financing led by GL Ventures On August 28th, cybersecurity insurance service provider Yuanbao Tech announced that it had completed a ¥ 10-million-level A round of financing. The investment was led by GL Ventures, with participation from… Read More

Digital Yuan will “Hardly Put a Dent” in US Dollar Dominance and its Role as Global Reserve Currency, Cornell Professor Claims

Eswar Prasad, professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, acknowledges that the Chinese digital yuan will improve the nation currency’s role as an international payment method. However, he clarified that it will “hardly put a dent” in the… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Partners Open-Source Blockchain Protocol Waves to Conduct R&D on DLT

The decentralized finance (DeFi) space is growing rapidly. Oracle protocols like Chainlink, BAND and Gravity have experienced a significant increase in adoption in a cryptocurrency market that’s still highly speculative and plagued by market manipulative and wash trading. Fetch.ai, an open-access machine learning network established… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend Teams Up with Alipay to Streamline Cross-Border Money Transfers and Promote Financial Inclusion

UK-based Fintech firm Paysend, which focuses on global payments, has revealed that it will be working with Alipay to offer new cross-border money transfer options that aim to bring more seamless and inclusive financial services to consumers throughout the world. Paysend claims that its agreement… Read More

Chinese Fintech FinVolution Launches Share Repurchase Program of Up to $60 Million

FinVolution Group, a China-based fintech that connects underserved individual borrowers with financial institutions, announced on Tuesday its new share repurchase program. whereby the Company is authorized to repurchase its own Class A ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares (ADS) with an aggregate… Read More

China’s Alibaba Cloud to Work with Singapore’s Fintech Academy to Improve Healthcare Sector Services in Southeast Asia

Hangzhou’s Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), a Chinese cloud computing company that operates as a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), has partnered with the Fintech Academy in Singapore and Pfizer, an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation. Through the partnership, the two companies and the Fintech Academy… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Insurtech Platform Shuidi SecureS US $230 Million D-round of Financing On August 20th, at the 2020 Global Partner Conference of Shuidi Insurance Mall, Shen Peng, founder & CEO of Shuidi, announced that the company had completed a series D financing of US$230 million, led by… Read More

Fintech Giant Ant Group’s Profits Increased 560% Year-Over-Year to an Estimated $1.3 Billion, Dual IPO Listings Forthcoming

Chinese Fintech Unicorn Ant Group, which is part-owned (33%) by digital commerce giant Alibaba, is currently planning dual IPO listings in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Established by billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Ant Group, which includes AliPay, earned 9.2 billion CNY (appr. $1.3 billion) in… Read More

CBDC: China’s Digital Currency Live in the Wild

It is no secret that China has long been working on a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Today, there is a video circulating on Twitter of an individual using the digital RMB.   China is starting to test the Digital RMB and educate its citizens…. Read More

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