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Crypto-to-Fiat Gateway XanPool Secures $4.3 Million Through Pre Series A Funding Round Led By OK Group

Hong Kong-based crypto-to-fiat gateway XanPool announced on Friday it secured $4.3 million through its Pre-Series A funding round, which was led by blockchain technology and service provider OK Group with participation from Hashkey and Gumi Cryptos. Founded in 2019, XanPool explained that its software allows… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange Launches BitMEX Mobile, the Crypto Derivatives Platform’s Trading App for Smartphone Users

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform in terms of volume, has introduced support for mobile trading. The Seychelles-registered and Hong Kong operated exchange noted: “As part of our promise to our users to keep improving our offering, we’re delighted… Read More

Hong Kong based InvestHK’s Fintech Executive Says City-State should Recover from COVID-19, as New Digital Banks are Launched

Hong Kong’s future economy is set to be supported by the latest Fintech platforms and services, as the city-state will be home to at least eight virtual banks. Hong Kong serves as the primary gateway for (mainland) Chinese businesses to expand their operations, globally. It… Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Banking: Hong Kong Academy of Finance Publishes Report on AI and Fintech

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR), the research segment of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF), has published a on AI and banking. Entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Banking: The Changing Landscape in Compliance and Supervision” the report seeks to provide… Read More

Hong Kong Digital Bank Neat Announces $4 Million Extension of $11 Million Series A Funding Round

Neat, a digital bank based in Hong Kong, announced on Wednesday a $4 million extension to its $11 million Series A investment round, which originally closed in April 2020. MassMutual Ventures, Pacific Century Group, Linear Capital, and Robby Hilkowitz as well as new investor Vectr Fintech… Read More

Estonia based Fintech EvoEstate, a Real Estate Crowdfunding Aggregator, Closes €320,000 Pre-Seed Round

Tallinn-based EvoEstate has reportedly secured €140,000 in additional capital through a pre-seed extension. The Fintech firm has now closed its €320,000 pre-seed investment round. EvoEstate aims to offer an innovative investment platform that’s supported by Lithuanian startup Wise Guys, which is a Hong Kong-based stealth… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Moka, an Intelligent Recruitment Management System, Completes 100-million-yuan Series B+ Financing Moka, a provider of intelligent recruitment management solutions, has completed a Series B+ round of financing of more than 100 million yuan led by a well-known venture capital fund. Up to now, Moka’s B… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Bank WeLab Opens 10,000 New Customer Accounts Just 10 days After Launch

WeLab Bank recently confirmed the public launch of its digital banking services. It’s notably the only stand-alone firm to acquire a virtual bank license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city-state’s de facto central bank that’s also responsible for promoting the efficiency, integrity… Read More

Leading Crypto Derivatives Exchange, BitMEX, Announces Mandatory ID Checks for All Digital Asset Traders on its Platform

The Seychelles registered Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, announced on August 14, 2020, that it will be introducing a user verification program. The Hong Kong-operated exchange noted that it will be launching its User Verification Program “at 00:00 UTC on… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Virtual Yuan or Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) System to be Introduced in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area

China’s virtual yuan (CBDC), which is also referred to as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP), will reportedly be introduced for testing in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area within the next few weeks. The Greater Bay Area is a megapolis that includes nine major cities (Guangzhou,… Read More

InvestHK Announces Global Fast Track Program For Fintech Development

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced on Monday its new Global Fast Track Program, which is a business-driven program within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW). According to InvestHK, the Fast Track program plugs fintech enterprises directly into Hong Kong’s diverse ecosystem of world-class regulators, business leaders,… Read More

Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Partners with Hong Kong Monetary Authority on Trade Finance TechChallenge

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH) Centre in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have partnered on a trade finance project to highlight the opportunity to improve the sector of finance with technology. The “TechChallenge — Digitising Trade Finance” is… Read More

WeLab Bank Introduces its Digital Banking Platform in Hong Kong’s Competitive Fintech Sector

WeLab Bank has confirmed the public launch of its digital banking services. WeLab Bank is notably the only stand-alone firm to acquire a virtual bank license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city-state’s de facto central bank that’s also responsible for promoting the… Read More

Cooperation between Qatar and Hong Kong in Areas like Digital Commerce, Fintech will Strengthen Bilateral Relations, Doha Bank CEO Says

Dr. R Seetharaman, the CEO at Doha Bank, says that cooperation between Qatar and Hong Kong in key areas such as digital commerce, supporting startups, and the development of Fintech platforms may strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations. Seetharaman, whose comments came during a… Read More

Deutsche Bank Now Enabling Airwallex to Provide Virtual Account Collections & API-Enabled Foreign Exchange Services in Japan & Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank announced on Monday it will enable global fintech Airwallex to provide virtual account collections and API-enabled foreign exchange services in Japan and Hong Kong. According to Deutsche Bank, the solution will further allow Airwallex to seamlessly process and convert cross-border payments made to… Read More

Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund Announces JUMPSTARTER 2021 Global Pitch Competition

Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund announced on Tuesday it has kicked off its annual signature startup event, JUMPSTARTER 2021 Global Pitch Competition, with an online focus to ensure safe participation for all contestants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  JUMPSTARTER 2021 is now open for applications, with… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Asks Regulated Firms to Support Regtech

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has distributed a letter asking “authorized firms” to support the development of regulatory technology or Regtech. The HKMA says its ultimate objective is to inspire firms like banks to adopt Regtech to enhance the effectiveness of their risk management… Read More

Hong Kong’s First Virtual StartmeupHK Festival Reports 181,770 Attendees

Similar to just about every other annual event, InvestHK transitioned to a virtual event for this year’s StartmeupHK Festival. According to a release by the organizers, the event went quite well as it apparently attracted over 181,000 attendees in the midst of the COVID-19 health… Read More

Ant Group to IPO on Hong Kong Exchange, Shanghai Exchange, Poised to be Largest Fintech Ever to Go Public

Ant Group (formerly Ant Financial) plans to execute concurrent listing on Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR market and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, according to a company release. The news of a pending initial public offering (IPO) was previously reported as word of the listing… Read More

Fintech Association of Hong Kong Appoints Benjamin Quinlan as its New Chairman, Succeeding Henri Arslanian

The Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK), an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based association representing Hong Kong’s Fintech community, has reportedly appointed Benjamin Quinlan as its new Chairman. Quinlan will be expected to lead the next stage of the Association’s mission which involves supporting the growth of… Read More

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