Tagged: china

Dr. Garrick Hileman on ICOs, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their first benchmarking report on the emerging global Blockchain market. Earlier this year, CCAF published a benchmarking report on the global cryptocurrency markets.  CCAF has established themselves as the leading research in the alternative finance… Read More

CCAF Asia-Pacific Report Shows Dramatic Rise for Alternative Finance in Australia

China is the biggest kid on the block when it comes to the emerging alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, China has the largest alternative finance market in the world driven by a fast growing economy, a highly connected population via… Read More

Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Rises to a Quarter Trillion Dollars in 2016 led by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 2nd annual report quantifying the growth of alternative finance for the Asia Pacific Region in 2016. Entitled, “Cultivating Growth,” the benchmarking report shows an emerging industry that grew dramatically versus year prior as it… Read More

JD.com, Central Group & Provident Capital Agree to $500M Joint Venture on Fintech & Ecommerce

JD.com, (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, and JD Finance, along with Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate Central Group, and Provident Capital have announced an investment of up to $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services, respectively. According to company representatives, the terms of the agreement indicate… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China’s first and biggest bitcoin exchange BTCC is shutting down Early this month, PBOC, China’s central bank, placed a blanket ban on ICOs, which fueled speculation that China was on the way of a broader control and curb towards cryptocurrency market. There hasn’t been any… Read More

Lock ‘Em Up: Ezubao Fraudsters Sent to Prison for Largest P2P Lending Scam Ever

Ezubao executives are looking at doing some hard time following the conclusion of proceedings at Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court. Ezubao maintains the ignominious record of the largest peer to peer lending fraud ever. The Ponzi scheme has been estimated at pilfering over $7.7… Read More

Report: China to Ban All Cryptocurrency Exchanges

So the other shoe has apparently dropped in China. Following a ban on Initial Coin Offerings, reportedly Chinese officials will ban all crypto-exchanges thus impacting the trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum and all other digital coins. This is according to a report in WSJ.com that cites… Read More

Banned: China Says Initial Coin Offerings are Illegal Fundraising

China has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) – the red hot method of raising money using cryptocurrency based tokens, according to a report by Reuters. The move was not unexpected as WDJZ.com reported on August 28th the Chinese government was considering the move to halt… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Regulators in China are Said to Plan a Blanket Ban on Initial Coin Offerings In response of the ICO craze, regulators in China including PBC, CSRC and NIFA have held several internal meetings to discuss the best approach to regulate this emerging token creation events…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Issues Official Information Disclosures Guidelines for P2P Lending Platforms On August 25th, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) officially unveiled the final version of Guidelines on Online Lending Information Disclosure Requirement. The document was released based on a pilot tighter information disclosure initiative announced… Read More

Singapore Fintech Hub: Dominant for Now As Regulations Count

Singapore has worked hard to gain, and retain, the crown of Asian Fintech Hub and you can guarantee it won’t give it up without a fight. There are several countries that are in the race. Recently both Australia and Hong Kong have staked a claim… Read More

Nesta Promotes Cross Border Equity Crowdfunding Alliance with China

This is interesting. Nesta, the UK based non-profit foundation that focuses on innovation, believes the UK should work towards creating a cross border equity crowdfunding alliance with China. The UK has been the clear leader in online capital formation since the early days. While the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Sets up Centralized Clearing Platform for Online Payments The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, has required all banks and third-party payment institutions to connect to a unified platform by June 30 of 2018 to ensure effective regulation and transaction security. The… Read More

Omega One Named Winner of Lang Di Fintech PitchIt competition in Shanghai

Omega One has been selected as the winner of the Lang Di Fintech PitchIt competition that took place in Shanghai on July 16. PitchIt was created in partnership with JadeValue, Shanghai’s co-working and incubation space. Lang Di Fintech is the China version of the roving LendIt conference series. Omega One… Read More

Report: Peoples Bank of China Expected to Regulate P2P Lenders, Payment Firms

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is expected to strengthen the regulation of internet finance firms including peer to peer lenders and payment platforms. The report by China News references a statement by the PBOC that labels some financial products offered by Fintech firms as… Read More

Journal Entry: LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. The Biggest Fintech Meetup In The World!

Familiar Faces This is the second year that I travelled to China for the LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. What a difference a year makes? Last year, the conference had a massive showing of over 1,300 attendees. This year, the conference nearly doubled to 2,400… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Baidu Partners With PayPal to Tap Cross-border Payments On July 28, Baidu annouced a strategic agreement with PayPal to tap oversea merchants as Chinese tech companies ramp up the fight for overseas payment partnerships. The partnership allows Baidu Wallet users to make online purchases outside… Read More

Chinese P2P Dianrong Secures $220 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By GIC Private Limited

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong announced on Wednesday it successfully secured $220 million during its Series D round funding, which was led by GIC Private Limited with participation from CMIG Leasing, Simone Investment Managers, and other institutional and individual investors. The funding round comes just two… Read More

Asian Invasion: OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved Discusses New China Fund

Asia is hot when it comes to technology. Perhaps more so regarding Fintech as it is the largest internet finance market in the world. Israel is globally known as the Innovation Nation. Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is helping to boost the Israel – China… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Issues Guideline on Artificial Intelligence Development Last week, China’s State Council has issued a guideline on artificial intelligence (AI) development, setting a goal of becoming a global innovation center in this field by 2030. The total output value of artificial intelligence industries is expected… Read More