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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

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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

Protestors Bilked by TRON Impersonation Scam Occupy Affiliate Office in Beijing

Protestors believing they were bilked out of 200 million yuan ($29 million USD) by the cryptocurrency/blockchain project TRON occupied the offices of TRON affiliate company Raybo Monday in Beijing. The protestors were eventually “removed” from the offices by police, TRON CEO Justin Sun claimed in a response on… Read More

Report: China Bankers Concerned Facebook’s Libra Could Fuel Currency Competition and Compromise Financial Sovereignty

Influential bankers convening at an academic conference at Peking University’s Institute of Digital Finance this week have expressed serious concerns about Libra, Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency payments network, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. Wang Xin, director of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s research bureau warned… Read More

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Min Zhu: Libra is not Alipay. Its core concept is currency. On July 1st, the 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (also known as the Summer Davos Forum) in Dalian, China. Min Zhu, Chair of Tsinghua National Institute of Finance Research and former vice… Read More

Renowned Shanghai Economist Says Bitcoin a “Gambling Instrument” Exploiting Asian Speculators

Outspoken Bitcoin and cryptocurrency critic and economist Dr Andy Xie, renowned for predicting the 1997-8 Asian currency crisis, told The Korea Times this week that Bitcoin is “a gambling instrument” primarily exploiting Asian investors and that it can never function properly as a currency. “Bitcoin… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Set to Launch Consumer Installment Financing Platform

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) announced on Tuesday it is set to launch a new consumer installment financing platform, called “Hexin Installments.” According to Hexindai, the platform will offer carefully curated categories for installment financing, such as electronic products, education, and travel products… Read More

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PBC, CBIRC Unveil White Paper on Financial Services for Smaller Businesses To comprehensively sum up the new policies, new practices and new achievements on financial services for SMBs in 2018, and to better respond to social concerns, the PBC, in cooperation with the CBIRC and… Read More

PINTEC Forms New Partnership With Bank of Ganzhou to Establish Fintech Research & Development Center

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership Bank of Ganzhou to establish a new fintech research and development center.  PINTEC reported that through the partnership, it and Bank of Ganzhou will jointly establish a fintech research… Read More

As Chinese P2P Lending Market Rapidly Consolidates, Report Says Some Platforms Look to Other Countries for Solace

The peer to peer lending market in China was at one time similar to the ridiculous ICO market. Full of big promises that ended up being empty commitments. Allegations of fraud in the P2P sector in China has been far larger than the ICO sector… Read More

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Online Insurance Platform Wukongbao Secures a New Round of Financing from 58 Group, Plum Ventures and Yeepay On June 20th, online insurance platform Wukongbao announced that it had received a new round of financing. Participants in the investment included 58 Group, Yeepay, and Plum Ventures…. Read More

Chinese Authorities Shut Down Illicit Bitcoin Mine Hidden in Marsh

Police from the city of Qiqihar in Western China used a drone to locate an illegal Bitcoin mine hidden in the centre of the large “fish pond” or marsh adjacent to an oil production facility, Chinese news outlet Huangiu reports. Police from the Green Grassland… Read More

Fintech Future: China and the UK Strike Deal on Financial Services Investments

The Vice Premier of China, Hu Chunnhua, is visiting UK government officials this week. As part of the tour, the UK government has announced a series of deals designed to boost trade with China including financial services. The new business deals were agreed to by… Read More

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Insurtech Platform Shuidi Completes RMB 1 billion C Round of Financing led by Boyu Capital On June 12th, China’s leading Insurtech platform Shuidi (meaning waterdrop in English) was reported to secure RMB 1 billion in C round of financing. The investment was led by Boyu… Read More

Crypto Bank BabelFinance Reports Lending has Topped $124 Million, Predicts $1 Billion in Issued Loans by the End of the Next Crypto Bull Run

Beijing-based BabelFinance, formerly doing business as BabelBank, has issued a release stating crypto backed loans are booming. Since opening in 2018, BabelFinance has originated more than $124 million in crypto backed loans. According to a note from the company, BabelFinance expects to hit “$1 billion… Read More

Report: Former Bitmain CEO Working to Create “Biggest OTC (Crypto) Desk…Overnight”

Jihan Wu, departed CEO and co-founder of the world’s largest crypto-mining hardware producer, Bitmain, will launch an OTC cryptocurrency custody and trading desk called Matrix within a month, sources to  The Block report. The unnamed commenters also believe the exchange will have a tremendous advantage in… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up With NK Department Stores to Accept Chinese Mobile Payment Methods

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it has teamed up with NK department stores to accept Chinese mobile payment methods. According to Wirecard, NK welcomes over 9 million visitors annually to its luxury stores in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The… Read More

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PBOC Set Up Deposit Insurance Fund Management Company On May 24th, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, set up a deposit insurance fund management company after it took a rare move to take over Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank in response to its… Read More

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