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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ant Fortune Announces the Launch of One-Stop Pension Service with First Batch of 14 Pension Funds On August 14, Ant Fortune announced that it will launch a series of pension products and services based on open + AI technology. In the future, users could get… Read More

China Rapid Finance Debuts Up to $20 Million Share Repurchase Program

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced earlier this week the launch of its new share repurchase program, which allows the lender to authorized the repurchase of its ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares with an aggregate… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Announces Equity Stake Acquisition in Indonesian Online Lending Platform Musketeer

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX) announced on Tuesday it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a 20% equity stake in Musketeer Group Inc., an Indonesian online lending platform that offers consumption installment loans, for approximately $1.6 million, and simultaneously completed the acquisition.  As… Read More

Chinese Insurtech ZhongAn Technology Launches One-Stop Claims Service e-Platform For Insurers

Chinese insurtech ZhongAn Online P & C Insurance Co., Ltd. recently announced its wholly-owned subsidiary ZhongAn Technology has launched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, ZhongAn Technology Intelligent Open Platform for Insurers, with AXA Tianping, a foreign property and casualty insurance company. According to ZhongAn,  the new platform… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Issues its First Blockchain-based Electronic Invoice in Shenzhen This week, a restaurant in Shenzhen issued a blockchain-based electronic invoice, making it the first case in China. This invoice innovation is led by Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau, technically supported by Tencent, and approved by the… Read More

Ning Tang, CEO of CreditEase, Shares Insight into P2P Lending in China

Ning Tang, founder and CEO of CreditEase – a huge Chinese Fintech that started as just a peer to peer lending platform, recently spoke to Bloomberg in Asia. CreditEase is also the majority shareholder of US listed online lender Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) Tang provided an interesting… Read More

Howdy, Bitmain. World’s Largest Crypto Mining Company Expands Again, This Time to Texas

Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of crypto mining equipment and its biggest producer of bitcoins has announced the launch of a $500-million data centre in Rockdale, Texas. The company says it will deploy the sum over 7 years and will create 400 local jobs in the… Read More

Chinese E-Insurer ZhongAn Has Teamed Up With BioTech Company Orig3n For Health Tech Solutions

Orig3n, Inc., a Boston-based biotech company and Chinese insurtech ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. (6060.HK), announced earlier this week they have formed a partnership to bring health tech solutions to Chinese consumers. According to Orign3n, ZhongAn will now supplement its insurance offerings with the… Read More

China: Cryptocurrency Mining Company Bitmain Reported to IPO at $14 Billion Valuation

Bitmain, a China based hardware and tech firm that produces some of the most popular mining servers in the cryptocurrency world, is said to be planning an initial public offering (IPO).  According to a report in Fortune, Bitmain is prepping to issue shares at a… Read More

Creditease Subsidiary Involved in EB-5 Lawsuit Filed Against the US Government

A subsidiary of Fintech Creditease, Good Hope Investment Service, is providing “support and sponsored legal fees” to Chinese investors caught up in the EB-5 backlog. CreditEase started as a peer to peer lender but has since migrated into a plethora of Fintech services. EB-5 is… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China and South Korea’s Financial Regulatory Agencies Reach Cooperation on Cryptocurrencies and Other Issues According to Chosun’s report last week, Yoo Kwang-yeol, the first senior vice president of the Korea Financial Supervision Service (FSS), recently met with the vice chairman of the China Banking &… Read More

The Time Has Come to Regulate the Tech Titans: A Tiered Approach to Regulation in Favour of Competition, Innovation and Consumer Rights

With tech titans the most valuable companies on the planet, the notion of self-regulation is no longer appropriate or fit for purpose. Is now the time for governments to step in to protect consumers and ensure a more competitive environment? The role of the technology… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Fintech Enterprises Raised ¥230 billion (USD $ 2.64 billion) in the First Half of the Year The integration of technology and finance has become a major trend in the development of the financial industry. The investment enthusiasm of the capital market for financial technology… Read More

Disaster Capitalism: Floods in Sichuan Knock Out Small Bitcoin Miners, Big Miners Move in

Torrential rains in the mountainous Chinese province of Sichuan during late June caused loss of life, landslides, crop damage, the forced relocation of 9000 people, and at least 193 million yuan ($30 million) in economic losses. Global technicians also noticed a 30% concurrent drop in… Read More

Bitmain, Biggest Crypto Firm On Planet, Expands Again, This Time in Isreal

Cryptocurrency consortium Bitmain, the world’s most valuable crypto firm, has embarked on yet another expansion, this time in Isreal, where it plans to triple the size of the workforce at its Ra’anana development centre. Bitmain told Israel business news site Globes that it is adding… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Rents Twenty Thousand Feet of Silicon Valley Office Space

Following recent reports that it has established capacious bitcoin mining farms in Washington State and Quebec, the Beijing-based Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain is now renting offices in a Silicon Valley office tower called Riverpark Towers, CCN reports. Bitmain will occupy the last available vacancy in… Read More

Macau Gangster-Associated ICO Claims Sell Out in 5 Minutes, $750 Million Raised

The South China Morning Post has reported that a digital token offering (ICO) with ties to former Macau gangster “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi claims to have raised $750 million dollars from investors across South Asia in a mere 5-minute sale. The “HB” token, the second ICO… Read More

Fintech Pintec Technology Holdings will IPO on NASDAQ Global Market

PINTEC, a China based Fintech firm that offers financial solutions that connect business partners and financial partners to provide financial services to end users, has announced its intent to do an initial public offering on NASDAQ Global Market. PINTEC expects to trade under the symbol… Read More

P2P Lender CreditEase’s Fintech Investment Fund Ranked 3rd Globally

CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lending platform, has been recognized for its Fintech venture fund by a CB Insights report. According to the report, the CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is number three in the world when it comes to ranking the most active… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Toutiao Marches into the Fintech Market with Cash Loan Products China’s leading digital media platform Toutiao has long denied the potential of entering the financial markets. However, it is reported this week that a series of cash loan products have launched on Toutiao’s app without… Read More