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Innovate Finance Releases UK Fintech Report: Very Big Deals

According to Innovate Finance‘s new report 2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape, investment in UK Fintech rose by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018. Some additional highlights from the report include: Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiongan: the New Fintech Hub According to a guideline jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, Xiongan New Area is set to become a new center for China’s financial innovation. The guidelines said that Xiongan will “take the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Winners of the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition Announced in Beijing The winners of the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition were officially announced at the 3rd China Fintech Conference on January 20, 2019. The 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition was initiated by Tsinghua IFR, jointly… Read More

PINTEC to Launch Handset Financing For China Mobile Subscribers

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Thursday it is launching its next-generation handset financing for China Mobile’s subscribers. PINTEC revealed that it and an undisclosed national consumer financial company that was approved by the China Banking Regulatory Commission will develop a digital lending… Read More

PINTEC Announces Zhou Jing to Lead International Business Expansion

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Thursday its President, Zhou Jing, is now set to lead its international business expansion efforts. According to PINTEC, Zhou has served as the president of the Company since January 2018. From May 2016 to January 2018, she served as the CEO of the Dumiao… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Visa Will Establish Asia’s Second Innovation Center in Beijing It is always not easy for payment Giant Visa to enter the Chinese market. Yet, it still does not give up. According to Yu Xueli, president of Visa (Greater China), Visa is planning to set up… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Announces Investor Insurance Coverage Agreement with Shanxi Zhengxuan Finance Guarantee

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) announced on Friday it signed a cooperation agreement with Shanxi Zhengxuan Finance Guarantee Co., Ltd., which reportedly is controlled by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), to provide investors on its platform with insurance coverage that… Read More

Ripple Partners with Tsinghua University to Launch the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program

The Institute for Fintech Research, Tsinghua University (THUIFR) has partnered with Ripple to launch the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP) for graduate students in China. Based on the academic and industrial research achievement accomplished by Fintech Lab since 2012,THUIFR  is jointly established by PBC… Read More

Insurtech: ZhongAn Partners with Grab to Create Joint Venture to Establish Digital Insurance Marketplace in Asia

ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. (HKEX stock code: 6060), the first internet-based insurer in China, has partnered with Grab Holdings – an “online to offline” mobile platform serving Southeast Asia. The two firms have formed a joint venture to create and launch a “digital… Read More

Pintec Teams Up With Best Wonder For Small & Micro-Sized Enterprise Digital Lending Services

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Best Wonder Co., Ltd., a SaaS platform for business E-tax and digital invoice services, to develop digital lending solutions to support small and micro-sized enterprises.  According to PINTEC, the collaboration… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tsinghua PBCSF Releases “2018 Global Insurtech Report by Subsector” Early this month, the China Insurance and Pension Research Center of the National Finance Research Institute of Tsinghua University released the “2018 Global Insurtech Report by Subsector“. The report provides case studies of Insurtech companies in… Read More

China Issues Rules for Blockchain Prohibiting Anonymous Use and Requiring Industry to Provide “Social Credit” Data

The Chinese National Internet Information Office (CNIIO) issued rules to govern the country’s “Blockchain Information Services” sector yesterday. The rules will go into force February 15th, 2019. The rules, which include ID requirements and development of channels to provide information to China’s “social credit” system (used for… Read More

X Financial Names AlBank New Custodian Bank

China-based X Financial (NYSE: FXE) announced on Thursday it has engaged Citic AIBank Corp. (AIBank) as its custodian bank. According to X Financial, the appointment is considered a significant step in the company’s strategy to strengthen trust and security in its platform. As previously reported, X Financial… Read More

More Details Emerge About Possible Executive Succession, IPO, and Layoffs at Bitmain, World’s Largest Cryptomining Firm

A new CEO is already in place at Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment and operator of crypto mines, a source to Hong Kong news outlet The South China Morning Post (SCMP) claims. Though Bitmain itself has refused to confirm the change, a former… Read More

SlowMist Says ETC Attacker Can Now Be Identified, if Exchanges Help Out

Earlier this week, CI reported on a 51% attack / double spend attempt that was halted by Coinbase. The crypto exchange was not the only target in the attempted hack. The attack utilized Ethereum Classic (ETC) as the vehicle to steal funds. Security firm SlowMist… Read More

What to Expect in Fintech for 2019

Fintech Predictions for 2019. Financial innovation continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Startups launch and shutdown with regularity. Traditional financial firms experiment and partner with more agile firms. It’s all about the digitization of finance where services are ubiquitous and instantaneous – all available… Read More

Chinese Analysts Say Bear Market for Bitcoin Likely to Persist in 2019, Crypto “A Zero-Sum Game”

“Bitcoin became an investment black hole,” in 2018, says Beijing Times reporter Pan Yichun, and according to several Chinese analysts, the prospect of significant Bitcoin price gains in 2019 are small, though there may still be opportunities brought by “small bulls” in the market, Beijing… Read More

China Trade and Finance Interbank Trading Blockchain Platform Officially Launches

In a press release, the China Banking Association (CBA) announced the launch of the long-anticipated “China Trade and Finance Interbank Trading Blockchain Platform.” Officially, the project kicked off on December 29th. The centrally controlled project was was established to standardize the digitization of “transaction information of… Read More

Fintech News: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2018

Fintech, or financial innovation, is pervasive within the financial services industry. Innovation has always existed in this sector of business but the advent of the internet combined with the creativity of risk taking entrepreneurs has engendered an accelerated period of disruptive change in finance. Think about… Read More

Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan, Founders of Cryptomining Giant Bitmain, Rumoured to Be Leaving

Rumours of widespread layoffs at Bitmain, the world’s largest manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment and largest operator of crypto-mining pools, are now being followed by stories the company’s two famous founders -Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu- will be leaving their posts as Bitmain co-directors, Weixin… Read More

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