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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Digital Currency Research Institute and Didi reached a strategic cooperation to explore the application of digital currency The Digital Currency Research Institute of PBC and Didi Travel have officially reached a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly explore the innovation and application… Read More

Tencent Cloud Signs MoU with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation to Develop Cloud based Financial Services

Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing division of Tencent Holdings, a major provider of internet value-added services in China, revealed on July 8, 2020, that it has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation (ADBC). As mentioned in a release,… Read More

CBDCs: China’s E-commerce Platform, Meituan, and Nation’s Largest Video Sharing Site, Bilibilibili, Now Working on Digital Yuan

Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan, which has more than 240 million customers and works with 5 million local merchants, has reportedly begun working cooperatively with several banks in China that are involved in the development of the digital yuan. Bilibilibili, which is China’s largest video sharing… Read More

China’s Fintech and Blockchain Sector are Supported by $616 Billion in R&D Resources: Report

The ongoing U.S.-China trade wars and the COVID-19 outbreak have negatively impacted China’s $11-$13 trillion economy, however, the nation’s technology sector continues to develop rapidly. The country’s tech industry is supported by $616 billion in research and development (R&D) resources. In addition to investing in… Read More

Weidai, a Chinese Peer to Peer Lender Listed on the NYSE, Said to be Under Investigation by Police

China’s crackdown of the peer to peer lending industry appears to be ongoing with a report today that Weidai, (NYSE:WEI) a P2P platform that raised $45 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, is said to be under investigation…. Read More

The Eight Virtual Banks of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as jurisdiction was slow out of the gate when it came to Fintech innovation. But this initial hesitancy was soon made up by a dedicated public-private partnership determined to establish Hong Kong as a top Fintech hub – a successful move. InvestHK, a… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

2020 CB Insights China Fintech 50 List Released On June 29th, CB Insights China announced the first CB Insights China Fintech List (the List) at the “Future of Fintech China” summit in Shanghai. Fintech companies were evaluated based on a unique DPTC system, namely Depth,… Read More

JD Digits, the Fintech Division of Chinese Online Marketplace JD.com, to Conduct IPO at China’s STAR Market

JD Digits, the Fintech-focused division of Chinese online marketplace JD.com, is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) at China’s STAR Market, which is based in Shanghai. This, according to a filing submitted by several securities companies. As first reported by TechNode, the… Read More

Akulaku Is Reportedly Set to Launch Digital Banking Services in Q4 2020 in Asia

Fintech firm Akulaku confirmed recently that it’s planning to offer digital banking services in Southeast Asia. The company was launched around four years ago and is now focused on expanding its operation into the digital banking sector. As reported in November 2018, Akulaku, a leading… Read More

China’s Fintech Sector Could be “Instrumental” in Helping SMEs with Acquiring Reliable Credit, IMF Official Says

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) official recently noted that China’s Fintech sector could be “instrumental” in assisting SMEs with acquiring reliable credit. The representative added that reliable loans and funding will play a key part in helping businesses get through the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting… Read More

China: Beijing Government Issues Blockchain Development Plan

The Beijing Municipal People’s Government has posted Beijing’s Blockchain Innovation Development plan outlining its intent to “accelerate the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation.” [translated] The goal is to promote blockchain and accelerate its growth in its utilization across various sectors of the economy…. Read More

China Leverages Blockchain in its Pandemic Preparedness Strategy

China has indicated an interest in using blockchain technology to promote data sharing among medical institutions amid fears of pandemics becoming the norm. The People’s Republic were praised by the WHO for their Covid-19 response; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauded Beijing’s ‘speed, scale and efficiency’. Despite… Read More

Fintech Adoption will Increase During “Regulatory-Driven 2.0 Era” According to Dennis Gao from KPMG Southern China

Dennis Gao, partner of Management Consulting at KPMG Southern China, recently noted that Fintech is preparing to enter the “regulatory-driven 2.0 era,” and opportunities are now greater or outweigh potential challenges for Fintech due to COVID-19. Gao, whose comments came during “Financial Digitalization & Fintech… Read More

Crypto Mining Firm Ebang Is Now Listed on Nasdaq Global Market, Only Second Mining Company Listed on a US Stock Exchange

Chinese firm Ebang, a leading developer of cryptocurrency mining hardware, confirmed on June 26, 2020, that it had been listed on the Nasdaq Global Market (under the EBON ticker). Notably, Ebang is only the second Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer to go public on a US… Read More

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers Joins Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire to Discuss Current Global Economic Landscape & Recent Shifts in Monetary Policy/Central Banking Based on the Economic Crisis Caused By COVID-19

On Thursday, former Treasury Secretary, Lawrence Summers, sat down with Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire on YouTube Live for a special edition of The Money Movement, a weekly interview series that explores the issues and ideas driving the world of digital money.  During the episode, Summers… Read More

Ant Financial to Reportedly Drop “Financial” From Name to Rename to Ant Technology Group

Ant Financial Services Group, the owner and operator of Alipay, has dropped the “Financial” part of its name and is set to rebrand to Ant Technology Group, according to the Wall Street Journal. Founded in 2014 by billionaire Jack Ma, Ant Group describes itself as… Read More

Malaysia: Fintech BigPay Adds Australia and Vietnam to Global Remittance Service, will Add China Soon

Asian Fintech firm BigPay announced on June 19, 2020, that it has added Australia and Vietnam to its global remittance service, and will be adding China soon. The company added Bangladesh and India in January of this year. BigPay’s management noted that they’re committed to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Ministry of Finance Issues Anti-Coronavirus Special Sovereign Bonds On June 16th, the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China issued a total of 70 billion yuan anti-coronavirus special sovereign bonds. According to the press release: The bonds are 10-year fixed-rate interest-bearing bonds… Read More

George Whitridge from ARK Invest Discusses Key Fintech Developments in Real Estate, Mobile Payments, and ETFs

George Whitridge, an analyst at ARK Invest, said during a recently held webcast, called The Future of Finance: How Fintech Could Disrupt Everything, that the future of finance will increasingly involve digital transactions and lending. He noted that back in 2005, there were around 7… Read More

Fintech Projects like Facebook-led Libra Stablecoin Initiative, Digital Yuan, COVID-19 are Transforming Money to an Extent “Never Before Seen”: Report

Technological advancements, money and payment systems have been closely linked from the earliest days of society and human civilization. However, technology is now transforming money and global payment platforms “to an extent and speed never before seen,” according to recent paper titled, “After Libra, Digital… Read More

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