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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent-backed WeBank Fined ¥2 million for multiple violations WeBank, China’s first internet bank, was fined for ¥2 million for multiple violations against Law of the People’s Republic of China on Commercial Banks. In an inspection last year, the Shenzhen branch of the China Banking and… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Fincera Targeted by Local Chinese Government in Demand to Cease Lending Operations

Fincera Inc. (OTCQB: YUANF), a China-based peer to peer lending platform providing access to capital for SMEs, has become the target of a local government attempt to shut down P2P lenders. According to a note from Fincera, the Hebei provincial government, where Fincera is based,… Read More

Blockchain AI Platform Singularity Signs Agreement with People’s Insurance Company of China

Singularity Studio, the for-profit spin-off of SingularityNET (SNET) – a non-profit Netherlands foundation building a decentralized blockchain AI platform, has signed a “Strategic Cooperation Memorandum” with PICC Finance Services. PICC is a subsidiary of the Fintech arm of the People’s Insurance Company of China Holding… Read More

Bitmain Alleges Fraudulent Use of Name by Mangocoin (MGC)

Bitmain, the world’s largest cryptomining firm and manufacturer of cryptomining equipment says the company name is being fraudulently used by a project called “Mangocoin.” “We recently become aware of the fraudulent use of the ‘Bitmain’ brand in the sale of a product named ‘Bitmain Cloud… Read More

China Banking Official: “People’s Bank Digital Currency Can Now Be Said to Be Ready”

After five years in development, the deputy director of the People’s Bank of China’s Payments and Settlement Division, Mu Changchun, says, “(The) People’s Bank digital currency can now be said to be ready.” Shanghai Securities News (SSN) writes that  Mu made the announcement at the third… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ride-Sharing Platform DiDi Plans to Set up a Private Bank Didi Chuxing (DiDi) is a leading ride-sharing platform in China. After making its debut in online micro-lending, insurance, payments, and financial leasing industries, Didi is aiming to acquire a banking license and establish a private… Read More

Fund Manager: Looming Crises in Asia Pushing Capital into Bitcoin and Gold, “But Real Rates of Return Will Come Down”

Kyle Bass, a fund manager who predicted the 2008 economic crisis says the troubles in Hong Kong, US-China trade tensions and Chinese debt are probably incentivizing capital flight into Bitcoin, gold, and other currencies as investors and citizens seek refuge from a depreciating yuan. “If… Read More

ZhongAn and KPMG Partner on Insurtech Report: “New Insurance” is the Future

ZhongAn Fintech Institute and KPMG China have joined together to publish a report, Insurtech: Infrastructure for New Insurance, on the fast emerging Insurtech marketplace. ZhongAn is an online-only Insurtech firm backed by some of the biggest names in China tech. ZhongAn trades on the Hong… Read More

Safe Haven: Yuan Dives and Bitcoin Rises

Bitcoin is moving higher, once again, as the trade war between the US and China escalates. Yesterday, the Yuan dropped below 7 to the dollar with the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) blaming the decline “to unilateral trade protectionism, as well as expectations of more… Read More

Pintec Announces New Partnership With Caissa Travel For Intelligent Retail Financing Services

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Chinese travel service provider, Caissa Travel. According to Pintec, the collaboration will bring together both companies to cooperate in consumer finance and information technology to embrace the rising… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Publishes Trial Regulatory Measures on Financial Holding Companies On July 26th, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) published the Trial Measures on Supervision and Regulation of Financial Holding Companies (Exposure Draft) (hereinafter referred to as the Measures) and sought for feedback… Read More

Report: World’s Second Largest Maker of Cryptominers, Canaan, Plans US IPO

After its application to IPO in lapsed regulators’ hands last November in Hong Kong, Canaan, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of cryptomining hardware, has filed a confidential S-1 to pursue a US US initial public offering (IPO), according to Chinese media outlet Weixin reports. Canaan sells… Read More

Web-Based Financial Services China Finance Online Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Notice of Bid Price Deficiency

China Finance Online Co. Limited NASDAQ GS:JRJC), a web-based financial services company that provides Chinese retail investors with fintech-powered online access to securities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers, announced on… Read More

Report: Tether Has Supplanted Bitcoin for Russia-China Commercial Remittances

An unnamed OTC trading desk in Moscow is selling up to $30 million USD in “tethers” per day to Chinese merchants sending proceeds home, Coindesk reports. Until 2018, the favoured currency for this type of transacting was reportedly Bitcoin, but Chinese merchants have lately started dumping… Read More

Tencent Announces Five-Year Partnership Expansion With NBA in China

Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet value-added services based in China, announced on Monday its five-year partnership expansion with NBA in China. Tencent reported it will provide extensive NBA coverage on its platforms through the 2024-25 NBA season, including live NBA games, NBA… Read More

LexinFintech Receives The Asian Banker Award for Best Lending Technology in China

China-based consumer finance platform LexinFintech announced on Friday it has been awarded the Best Lending Technology Initiative, Application or Programme in China by The Asian Banker. According to LexinFintech, The Asian Banker awards are generally viewed by executives as one of the most rigorous, prestigious and… Read More

As China’s Peer to Peer Lending Industry Continues to Contract, Giant Lufax Exits this Sector of Fintech

Not too long ago, the Chinese peer to peer lending industry was growing at a breakneck speed and the largest online lending market in the world. This sector of Fintech was the enormous in China as big names and aspiring platforms moved quickly to fill… Read More

China Lending Announces New Partnership With Rui Xin Insurance Technology

China Lending Corporation (NASDAQ: CLDC), a non-bank financial corporation servicing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in China, announced earlier this week it has entered into a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Rui Xin Insurance Technology (Ningbo) Co., Ltd, a fintech company providing comprehensive insurance solutions…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China’s State Council Approves the Research and Development of CBDC At the launching ceremony and the first academic seminar of the Digital Finance Open Research Project held on July 8th, Wang Xin, director of the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China, revealed that… Read More

Report: Adversaries Building Commerce “Pipelines” to Undermine US Dollar Dominance

Two researchers at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) have produced a comprehensive report on Russia, Venezuela, Iran and China’s efforts to create or exploit alternative payment systems that would allow them to circumvent the US dollar as a means of enforcing American foreign… Read More

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