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Chinese Crypto Miner Favouring “Financial” Over “Factory” Approach in Current Bear Market

At least one Chinese cryptocurrency miner is taking a creative financial approach to surviving “Crypto Winter” -the bear market currently punishing crypto prices to some of their lowest levels in over a year, 8BTC reports. Jin Xin, for example, “an ordinary Chinese miner,” is taking a… Read More

Chinese Internet Court Claims It Will Use Blockchain to Protect Writers’ Intellectual Property

An “Internet court” in Hangzhou in Eastern China will soon allow evidence logged on blockchains (or distributed ledgers) to be admitted in cases of alleged infringement on a writer’s copyright, China.org reports. The Hangzhou court is one of three Internet courts recently established in China to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Financial Authorities Ban STOs in Beijing On December 1st, at the 2018 Global Wealth Management Forum, Huo Xuewen, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, warned that STO activities in Beijing would be seen as illegal. He said: “A new concept called STO… Read More

Cornell Partners With Tsinghua For Third Annual Blockchain Workshop in China

Cornell University and Tsinghua University (清华大学) announced this week they have joined forces to host the International Workshop on Blockchain, which is set to take place in Xi’an, China.  According to the learning institutions, the event was made possible by a $150,000 grant from not-for-profit platform Social… Read More

Beijing Municipal Finance Director Nixes Unlicensed Security Tokens Any Time Soon, Advises “Awe of Supervision”

At the end of a long speech about cultivating an honest and effective wealth management industry in China’s political and financial capital, Beijing, Huo Xuewen, nixed the idea ICOs (initial coin offerings) will be allowed to quickly morph into security tokens (STOs) anytime soon. According… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Sesame Credit Accepted for Canadian Visa Application This week, the Canadian Immigration Department (IRCC) announced that Chinese tourists can choose to submit his/her Sesame Credit Visa report (≥750 points) as financial proof for Canadian visa application. Sesame Credit is credit-assessment service offered by Ant Financial,… Read More

China’s Huawei Cloud Launches Blockchain Service

Huawei Cloud, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced on Thursday it officially launched its Blockchain Service (BCS) for global use earlier this month, after launching the service for commercial use in China earlier this fall.  The company reported that the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance: Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Sector Grows to $358 Billion Dominated by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 3rd Asia Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Report. According to CCAF, the alternative finance sector in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region increased to $358 billion in 2017 but overall growth has slowed. As in previous… Read More

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain Sued for Commandeering Customer Machines

A class action suit against the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining equipment maker and cryptomining conglomerate, Bitmain, has been filed in Northern California. The suit will test rumours circulating in crypto circles for some time that allege Bitmain used customers’ newly-purchased machines to mine crypto at… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ping An Invests $47 million in Berlin-based Fintech Startup Finleap On November 20th, Ping An, one of China’s largest financial groups, announced its first entry into the European market. The Ping An Insurance Group’s Global Voyager Investment Fund led a €41.5 million ($47 million) investment… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Beijing publishes Fintech Development Plan (2018-2022) Recently, the Zhongguancun Administration Committee, the Beijing Financial Work Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Committee jointly issued the “Promotion of Financial Technology Development Plan (2018-2022)” (hereinafter referred to as “plan”). The goal of the plan is,… Read More

Russian Online Payments Platform Yandex.Checkout Announces Integration With WeChat Pay

Yandex.Checkout, an online payments service based in Russia, announced on Thursday it has integrated with WeChat Pay. According to Yandex.Checkout, the new feature will notably be well suited for merchants who are working with Chinese tourists in Russia or looking for an opportunity to start… Read More

“Strict” Inspections Close Crypto Mines in China

Power outages in the Guizhou and Xinjiang regions of China have reportedly triggered “strict” inspections at local cryptocurrency mines, Cong Express reports. Mine owners say their facilities have been closed since November 5th, when a process of “rectification” was initiated by local authorities. Xinjiang is… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

IFR of Tsinghua University Launches Global Fintech Venture Competition (2018) at the 5th World Internet Conference On November 8, the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was officially launched at the Fintech and Credit Society Construction Forum of the 5th… Read More

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine Points Finger at China as Opponents Attempt to Oust Her Along with Her Sovereign Crypto Plan

Dr. Hilda Cathy Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, is taking some heat from her plan to convert the Marshall Island’s currency from the US dollar to their own cryptocurrency. The Blockchain based “SOV” currency was approved and signed into law back in February. The… Read More

Principal and Vice-Principal in China Caught Mining Ethereum on School Systems “For Personal Gain”

A principal and vice-principal at a middle school in Hunan, China have been caught and punished for using school rooms and school electricity to mine the cryptocurrency Ethereum, HK01 reports. The story reportedly began when a cousin of Principal Lei Hua of the Puman Middle… Read More

Hackers Spread Crypto-Stealing Code Through StatCounter at Gate.io Exchange

On November 3rd, hackers successfully sandwiched crypto-stealing code into the middle of a popular web traffic-measuring plugin from StatCounter, which is now used on more than two million websites, including government sites, WeLiveSecurity reports. Because the infected software creates a new bitcoin address for every site… Read More

China Flags Crypto “Airdrops”

As part of ongoing government efforts to quash initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has extended prohibitions to cover “airdrops” -the promotional distribution of free cryptographic tokens- which may possibly be being used now in China to circumvent the… Read More

China – Singapore Connectivity Initiative Financial Summit Establishes More Fintech Collaboration

Last week, more than 500 government officials, financial sector professionals and corporate leaders from China and Southeast Asia attended the inaugural China (Chongqing)-Singapore Connectivity Initiative Financial Summit in Chongqing. According to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Summit presented collaboration opportunities on cross-border financial… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform TradeConnect The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (hereinafter referred to as the HKMA) announced on October 31st that it had launched a blockchain-based trade finance platform TradeConnect, in order to facilitate cross-border trade and related research. TradeConnect… Read More

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