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Jumpstarter – Hong Kong

JUMPSTARTER, a not-for-profit initiative by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (the “Fund”), announces launching its second-year startup event in January 2019. Extending the reach and impact of this exciting initiative, startups from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for this year’s iteration, as… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Financial Authorities Ban STOs in Beijing On December 1st, at the 2018 Global Wealth Management Forum, Huo Xuewen, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, warned that STO activities in Beijing would be seen as illegal. He said: “A new concept called STO… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Oriente Secures $105 Million Through Initial Funding Round

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Oriente, the Hong Kong-based financial services and technology company, announced earlier this week it secured $105 million through its initial funding round. The round included investment from the founders and a group of family offices such as members of the Berjaya Group, JG Summit Holdings, Inc., and Sinar Mas. The round ranks as one… Read More

UnionPay Reaches QR Code Payment Service Cooperation with Hong Kong’s MTR

UnionPay International (UPI), announced last week it has reached QR code payment service cooperation with Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR). UnionPay reported that in the future cardholders will be able to scan QR code via the UnionPay app or the MTR app after binding… Read More

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Ping An Invests $47 million in Berlin-based Fintech Startup Finleap On November 20th, Ping An, one of China’s largest financial groups, announced its first entry into the European market. The Ping An Insurance Group’s Global Voyager Investment Fund led a €41.5 million ($47 million) investment… Read More

CEO of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission: “The Pace of Change and Innovation in Financial Services is Unprecedented”

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During Hong Kong Fintech Week, the CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Ashley Alder, spoke about the benefits and challenges of Fintech. According to Alder: “It is obvious that the pace of change and innovation in financial services is unprecedented. We… Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Updates on Regulatory Approach for Digital Assets

Announced during Hong Kong Fintech Week, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong issued a statement on their approach which seeks to bring both digital asset portfolio managers and distributors of these “virtual asset funds” under its regulatory purview. Additionally, SFC has released a… Read More

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform TradeConnect The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (hereinafter referred to as the HKMA) announced on October 31st that it had launched a blockchain-based trade finance platform TradeConnect, in order to facilitate cross-border trade and related research. TradeConnect… Read More

Ledger Moves into Hong Kong to Broaden Reach of Crypto Security Products in APAC

Ledger, a leading company providing crypto security solutions, is expanding its global presence to Hong Kong. The move is designed to boost its presence in APAC countries and “meet increasing demand” for Ledger Vault crypto self-custody solution and Ledger’s trademark hardware wallet the Ledger Nano… Read More

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Online Brokerage Futu Securities Reported to File with U.S. Regulators for IPO Bloomberg quoted people familiar with the matter that Chinese online brokerage Futu Securities had secretly submitted an IPO application in the US, and the fundraising scale could reach at least $300 million. Futu… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Spiking Raises $30 Million Through Oversubscribed Private Token Sale

Spiking, a Hong Kong-based fintech that’s blockchain platform allows traders to find Whales (i.e. key executives behind cryptocurrency tokens, mining pools and/or large holders) and follow their cryptocurrency trades, successfully secured $30 million through its oversubscribed private token sale. Founded in 2016, Spiking stated it aims… Read More

Bank Alternative Neat Receives USD $3 Million in VC Funding

Hong Kong based Fintech Neat has received USD $3 million in funding led by China-based VC firm Linear Capital. Neat is a bank alternative and claims to already have customers in more than 100 countries, delivering a fully digital alternative to a traditional bank account. Neat… Read More

LATTICE80 Plans New Fintech Hub in Hong Kong

LATTICE80, a Fintech Hub that migrated its headquarters from Singapore to London, reports it will open a new Fintech Hub in Hong Kong. Supported by the Marvelstone Group, LATTICE80 seeks to connect Fintech Startups, Financial Institutions & Corporates, Government Institutions and the Public to build… Read More

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Xiaomi Eyes Consumer Financing and B2B Lending in India Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi plans to enter the consumer finance and business-to-business (B2B) loan market in India. Xiaomi has followed the Indian company law and established a non-bank financial institution “Xiaomi Financial Services India” to apply… Read More

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Seeking Balanced Crypto Rules Says Chief

Properly regulating the cryptocurrency sector is a complex affair, says outgoing Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) chairperson Carlson Tong, but a complete ban is futile: “We do not think imposing a total ban on these platforms is necessarily the right approach, and it will… Read More

Hong Kong is Rocking Fintech

Later this month, Hong Kong will host their annual Fintech Week. This year’s event is being billed as the “world’s first” cross-border Fintech event. The multi-faceted conference will straddle Honk Kong and Shenzen – the relatively new metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Macao… Read More

From Goldman Sachs to Crypto: CoinFi Founder Believes it is the Dawn of a New Industry

CoinFi, is described as the “world’s first decentralized crypto market intelligence platform” designed to offer research, analysis and trading signals for crypto traders. The goal is to give users an edge when they speculate on the price movement of crypto – a higher that is… Read More

BitMEX Crypto Exchange Hires Former Compliance Head of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange), a sophisticated cryptocurrency trading platform, has hired Angelina Kwan as its new Chief Operating Officer. Kwan was previously Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). Kwan also spent eight years working at the Securities and… Read More

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Goes Public in Hong Kong On September 26th, Bitmain, a Beijing-based Bitcoin mining giant, finally disclosed its IPO prospectus to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CICC will serve as the sole sponsor. According to the prospectus, Bitmain’s net… Read More

First Dedicated Hedera Hashgraph Accelerator Helix Opens in Hong Kong

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  Mind Fund, a Hong Kong based VC company, has partnered up with Hedera Hashgraph to launch the first accelerator dedicated to Hedera’s iteration of blockchain. Helix Accelerator, based in Hong Kong, will seek to build Dapps exclusively built on Hedera’s platform. Mind Fund also participated… Read More

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