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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

CRYPTO.com Announces New Advisory Board

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Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform CRYPTO.com announced on Wednesday its new advisory board.  The inaugural advisory board members are as follows: Antoine Blondeau: Founder and Managing Partner at Alpha Intelligence Capital Rob Bier: Founder and Managing Partner at Trellis Chien-Liang Chou: VP Engineering at Flexport Chris Corrado: Group Chief Operating Officer… Read More

Coinbase & Caspian Partner on Institutional Crypto Trading

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Hong Kong based Caspian has formed a partnership with Coinbase, according to a note from Caspian. Caspian is a “full-stack cryptoasset management platform” that links exchanges and institutional money. Coinbase is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world that has charted a path… Read More

Invest Hong Kong Annual Hong Kong Fintech Week to be World’s First Cross Border Fintech Event

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Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) has shared details of its 3rd annual Hong Kong Fintech Week. The private – public partnership event which seeks to promote Hong Kong’s prominence in the fast evolving Fintech sector will be a bit different this year. For 2018, HK Fintech… Read More

LATTICE80 Announces Global Angel Investor Network

LATTICE80 has announced the launched an Angel Investor Network across 200 cities globally. LATTICE80, a large Fintech Hub with a presence in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, says its KAYA Network currently consists of a databased of more than 11,000 Fintech and Blockchain companies,… Read More

Crypto Trading Continues in China Despite Bans

Cryptocurrency trading continues in China despite a ban imposed in September 2017 and escalating countermeasures this summer, The South China Morning Post reports: “Despite multiple attempts by Beijing to shut down all local exchange platforms since September 2017, cryptocurrency trading (has) continued to prosper, with many Chinese… Read More

Exchange Rankings Shake Up: Researchers Say Two-Thirds of Crypto Trade Volume is Fake

Two-thirds of all trade volume in crypto- or $6 billion dollars per day- is faked, say researchers at the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BIT), and many of the world’s “top” crypto exchanges aren’t even coming close. The researchers made their conclusions after comparing the order books… Read More

Carats.io to Provide Hong Kong based KELA with Blockchain Tech for Diamond Marketplace

Carats.io, a Fintech based in Israel that is building a financial market for diamonds, has partnered wit KELA – a jewelry / diamond retailer operating across Asia. KELA is said to be the largest online diamond retailer in China and has 300 stores across the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Joins SharesPost Security Token Network in Global Expansion Push for Trading

SharesPost has announced that OKEx, a Hong Kong based digital assets exchange, is joining their Global Liquidity and Settlement System (GLASS). SharesPost received approval to operate as an Alternative Trading System (ATS) earlier this year – a necessary move to trade in securities in a… Read More

Blockchain Platform Enecuum Signs Cooperation Agreement with iCapital as it Plans Token Sale

  Enecuum, a blockchain platform with a capability of mobile mining, and iCapital based in Israel, have established a long term cooperation agreement, according to the firms. Hong Kong based Enecuum explains on their site: “Every smartphone on the network will participate in the publication… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Joins in $200 Million Series D for Hong Kong based Unicorn Klook

Klook, short for “Keep Looking,” has raised $200 million in a Series D funding round led by big name global VCs. Klook is a travel activity and services booking firm that is reportedly on track to generate over $1 billion in bookings during 2018. The… Read More

Modulus CEO Slams Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Decision to Clawback Failed Whale $416 Million Bitcoin Position

Last Friday, OKEx blogged about a failed whale that posted a huge long position on Bitcoin. The unnamed whale booked an order for 4,168,515 contracts. The Hong Kong digital asset exchange explained the predicament and ensuing action: “The client with user ID 2051247 initiated an… Read More

Former JP Morgan Senior Vice President for Compliance Joins Blockchain Advisory Firm

Next Level Consulting has hired Kirsten Roy-Reid as its Senior Partner and Head of Compliance. Roy-Reid is a former JP Morgan Senior Vice President for compliance having worked in London, New York, Hong Kong and New Zealand for over 13 years. The hiring may be viewed… Read More

TransferWise Launches Money Transfer Services in Hong Kong

Fintech unicorn, TransferWise, launched its money transfer services in Hong Kong last week. This news comes just a few weeks after the company launched the services in Argentina. As previously reported, TransferWise converts that money at a better rate and pays the transfer out using local pools… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Launches a 100-billion-yuan technology investment fund: Chinese Version of the Vision Fund? On July 2, China Merchants Group, Beijing Asset Management Corporation SPF Group and London’s Centricus Corporation announced to launch a 100-billion-yuan investment fund – “China New Era Technology Fund.” The fund aims… Read More

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