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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Posts Information on “Pilot Scheme on Training Subsidy for Fintech Practitioners”

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has posted details of its “Pilot Scheme on Training Subsidy for Fintech Practitioners.” Hong Kong has long been a top global financial center so the pursuit of FIntech innovation makes a lot of sense. Recently, one measure indicated that… Read More

BIS, HKMA to Consider Using DeFi Tools to Enhance SME Financing

The BIS Innovation Hub’s Hong Kong Centre and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority have introduced Project Dynamo, which aims “to deliver a prototype for the compliant use of decentralized finance (DeFi) tools, such as blockchain and smart contracts, to improve access to finance for unfunded… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins Chekk’s Financing Round to Support Growth of KYC Firm

Standard Chartered announced that it has invested funds in Hong Kong-based KYC, KYB and data management platform with the aim of “accelerating the company’s product development and boosting its sales organization – both to meet the increasing demand of the global identity verification market for… Read More

New Digital Asset Staking Service Available via Gemini

The team at Gemini are pleased to announce the launch of Gemini Staking, which allows you to seamlessly “receive staking rewards in [their] Gemini account.” As of August 18, you may “start staking MATIC on the Polygon network.” Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), and… Read More

Dollar based Stablecoin HUSD Loses Peg, Recovers

HUSD, a dollar-based stablecoin, lost its dollar peg yesterday during heavy trading. HUSD is a relatively small stablecoin with a market cap of around $160 million. According to Coinmarketcap, HUSD dropped to as low as $0.8483 on August 18th. As of now, HUSD has recovered,… Read More

CBDCs: InvestHK Teams Up with HKMA to Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Initiative

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) jointly announced the addition of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) track to the Global Fast Track 2022, “giving local and global firms valuable opportunities to partner with the central banking institution to boost… Read More

Digital Banking: ZA Bank Offers Investment Fund Service

ZA Bank, one of the few approved digital-only banks in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a new investment fund service. In a company statement, Rockson Hsu, CEO of ZA Bank, stated: “Virtual banks are playing an increasingly important role under the new normal,… Read More

ShopBack, a Fintech Offering a Rewards Platform, Prepares for Hong Kong Launch

ShopBack, a Temasek-supported shopping and rewards platform, recently revealed that it would be expanding its presence to Hong Kong with a “soft launch” scheduled for August 8, 2022. ShopBack‘s management noted that they’ve onboarded more than 250 merchants in Hong Kong ranging from domestic to… Read More

Hong Kong based Bloom Teams Up with Web 3.0 Service Providers to Support Crypto Rebates

Tech firm Bloom recently announced that their members may get spending rebates in the form of virtual currency. This move should see the Bloom App become one of Hong Kong’s first-ever spending apps that supports digital currency rebates for Visa card transfers made in Hong… Read More

Digital Banking: WeLab Introduces Wealth Advisory Service

Hong Kong-based digital bank WeLab recently revealed that it has introduced its virtual wealth advisory service, GoWealth Digital Wealth Advisory. Clients may kick start their personalized investment plans from as low as HKD 100. In April 2022, WeLab had been granted Type 1 (dealing in… Read More

ZA Bank, a Hong Kong Digital Only Bank, Uses “Millionaire PowerDraw” to Boost Users

  ZA Bank, one of a handful of regulated digital-only banks in Hong Kong, has announced a new promotion to increase users. ZA Bank has launched “Millionaire PowerDraw” to “bring joy to HongKongers.” The promotion offers a single winner each month HKD 100 million (USD… Read More

Hex Trust Gains Provisional License as Virtual Asset Provider in Dubai

Hex Trust, Hong Kong-based digital asset custody provider providing services across Asia, has gained provisional approval for a Virtual Asset MVP license in Dubai. According to a statement by Hex Trust, the Government of Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) has approved it to operate… Read More

Knight Dragon Offers Property Backed Security Tokens, Digital Assets Said to Deliver 80% of Gross Profit of London Development

Knight Dragon Investments Limited has announced the tokenization of a central London property with an expected market valuation of £140 million. Issued by its subsidiary, KD Tokens Limited, the digital asset represents an economic interest in the Upper Riverside Development located at the corporation’s ten… Read More

Babel Finance Halts Withdrawals as Another Crypto Lender Encounters “Liquidity Pressure”

Babel Finance, a Hong Kong-based crypto firm that recently raised $80 million at a $2 billion valuation, has halted all withdrawals and redemptions according to a company statement. Posted on the website, Babel Finance explains: “Recently, the market has fluctuated violently, and some institutions in… Read More

Debt Security Token Rich Glory Coin Available on Securitize

Rich Glory Coin, a digital security being issued to raise capital and expand the Dagang Oil Field in the Kongnan Block, is available on Securitize for accredited and institutional investors. The tokenized debt is seeking up to USD$ 25 million with a three-year term, paying… Read More

Amber Group Licensed to Operate in Hong Kong After Celera Markets Ltd Acquisition

Amber Group, a global digital asset platform, announced its acquisition of Celera Markets Limited, a “fully” licensed financial group by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. The acquisition represents “a significant milestone for Amber Group, as it continues to strengthen its product… Read More

Insurtech: YAS MicroInsurance and Amodo Partner to Deliver “On-Chain” Insurance

YAS MicroInsurance (YAS) and Amodo have partnered to deliver insurance on-chain, according to a company statement. YAS is an Asia-Pacific Insurtech that is combining blockchain technology and insurance. Amodo is a telematics company providing on-demand insurance that is hyper-localized and usage-based insurance. The two firms… Read More

Trade Fintech Serai, Backed by HSBC, Closes its Doors

Serai, an HSBC-founded venture based in Hong Kong that offered a B2B supply-chain platform, has shut down. The move was foreshadowed in an executive change last month when Vivek Ramachandran, formerly CEO of Seria, was appointed as Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF)… Read More

Hong Kong’s ESG Data Startup Allinfra Acquires $6M in Funding

Hong Kong-headquartered Allinfra, which is assisting institutions with meeting sustainability goals, has acquired $6 million in capital. The firm’s investment round has reportedly been led by international financial services group Nomura. Other investors in the round have not been named, however, the raise included new… Read More

Huobi Gains Money Services Business Approval for USA

Huobi Group has received approval to operate as a Money Services Business (MSB) in the United States, according to a statement by the company. Huobi is a public firm with its shares trading in Hong Kong (HKEX:Huobi Tech). Huobi Group was founded in 2013 and… Read More

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