Tagged: mainland china

NFTs: Ant Group, Tencent Now Part of Efforts to Prohibit Crypto Transactions

As part of a self-discipline initiative, China’s leading technology companies have reportedly decided to enforce “real-name” authentication for NFT (or non-fungible token) buyers and also want to help users avoid secondary marketplaces The agreement (not legally binding at the moment) serves as confirmation from the… Read More

Worldline and China’s Weixin to Streamline International E-Commerce

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], which claims to be an international leader in payment services, is assisting its digital commerce customers with entering the fast-evolving Chinese markets. Over 1.38 million Chinese consumers currently order various items from other nations. As noted in the update, the key to… Read More

ADDX, China Construction Bank to Partner on Chinese Offshore Investments

China Construction Bank (Chongqing and Singapore branches) and ADDX have entered a partnership “to help domestic investors in China participate in the country’s official offshore investment scheme.” The financial institutions announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that “paves the way for them… Read More

People’s Bank of China Now Supporting “Controllable” Risks in Fintech Innovation in Alibaba Group’s Zhejiang-based Offices

Financial regulators in China, including the nation’s reserve bank, and the Zhejiang provincial government are reportedly supporting “controllable risks” in the country’s digital commerce hub in order to promote Fintech innovation. This, according to a government update reviewed by the SCMP. The People’s Bank of… Read More

VeChain Helps Launch Shanghai Association Standards for Blockchain Service Certification

VeChain developers note that the blockchain sector in Shanghai has enjoyed  “robust” and “fast-paced” development because of the city’s ongoing efforts and their willingness to embrace blockchain tech. To expedite the development of blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered services in Shanghai, the Shanghai Municipal… Read More

Remittances: Sber Introduces Fund Transfers to China by Using Phone Numbers

Sber has reportedly marketed money transfers to Alipay wallets in mainland China by using phone numbers. In order to make a remittance payment, users simply need to indicate the phone number and full name of the intended recipient via SberBank Online, and the funds will… Read More

Wise Teams Up with Tencent Financial Technology to Streamline Global Money Transfers to China via Weixin

Wise clients across the globe will now have the option to conduct quick, seamless and cost-effective global fund transfers to Weixin users residing in China from 11 different currencies, including SGD, USD and GBP. Wise (LON:WISE), the international tech firm focused on creating the best… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Report: Analysts Expect to See Multiple Crypto Mining Firms to Complete Listings on the NASDAQ

Brandon Bailey, a crypto mining analyst at Galaxy Digital, notes that a strong Bitcoin bull market, “authoritarian” crackdown on cryptocurrency mining in China and “flight to North America” seems to have flipped the international hashrate economy on its head during 2021. In a recent report,… Read More

Ant Group backed Personal Credit-Scoring Joint Venture Application Accepted by People’s Bank of China

China’s reserve bank confirmed on Friday (November 26, 2021) that it had accepted the application to launch a personal credit-scoring joint venture that is reportedly being backed by Alibaba‘s (NYSE: BABA) Fintech division Ant Group and various other companies. Qiantang Credit Rating Co Ltd will… Read More

Nervos Introduces Cross-Chain “Force Bridge” on Mainnet

China’s public blockchain Nervos has announced that the “Force Bridge” is currently live on the mainnet. As noted in an update shared with CI, the Force Bridge is currently connected to Ethereum (ETH) via a cross-chain bridge and will be “connected to Cardano and other… Read More

Ethereum Experiences Burst of New User Adoption in Q3 due to NFTs, Bitcoin Records Steady Gains: Report

The team at Coin Metrics, including researchers Nate Maddrey and Kyle Waters have released their State of the Network Q3 2021 wrap-up report. In the latest edition of the State of the Network report, the Coin Metrics team has taken a data-driven look at what… Read More

China’s Latest Attempt to Ban Crypto May Further Prove Benefits of Decentralized, Immutable Assets: Report

The cryptocurrency markets have been trading down after news of another crackdown on the industry from China. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has issued a statement that has reiterated that all cryptocurrency trading activities in the country are illegal, and regulatory authorities will be… Read More

Chinese Crackdown on Crypto May Lead to Divergence between On-Exchange and On-Chain TX Volume, thus Lowering Network Congestion, Fees: Report

As widely reported, China has expanded its ongoing cryptocurrency crackdown. This reportedly includes increasing enforcement against illegal digital currency mining, as well as preventing financial transactions involving crypto-assets. The Chinese central bank also confirmed that any trading, order matching, token issuance and derivatives on cryptocurrencies… Read More

China Introduces Wealth Management Connect with Assistance from Hong Kong, Macau

China has reportedly introduced the Wealth Management Connect (WMC) along with Hong Kong and Macau in order to conduct cross-border investments in various wealth management products distributed by banking institutions in the region. The Wealth Management Connect trading scheme will be handling 300 billion yuan… Read More

On-chain Bitcoin Activity Reverses Multi-Month Decline Streak with Increases in Avg. Daily Transactions, Payments: Report

Blockchain.com, a crypto wallet provider, digital asset exchange, and block explorer service, notes in a recent crypto market report that longtime Bitcoin (BTC) investors have “historically been able to count on two core price dynamics.” As mentioned in a blog post by Blockchain.com, Bitcoin’s price… Read More

Digital Securities ADDX Expands China Presence with $200M Agreement Linked to Offshore Investments

Digital securities exchange ADDX – previously doing business as iSTOX – expects to “enlarge its business in China significantly, after concluding a $200-million agreement tied to a government-granted quota for Chinese offshore investments,” according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. The Qualified Domestic Limited… Read More

Fintech Stripe Extends Partnership with China’s UnionPay International, a Leading Global Payments Network

Stripe, a tech firm that develops vital economic infrastructure for the Internet, has extended ts partnership with China’s UnionPay International, which is one of the biggest payment networks in the world. The updated integration should enable businesses in over 30 different markets, including Australia, Singapore,… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Network Difficulty Reset Took Target Hashrate to 111 EH/s, Up 7% Over Prior Epoch: Report

The researchers at BitOoda have noted in a recent update that this past Friday’s Bitcoin (BTC) network difficulty reset “took the target Hashrate (or amount of computing power securing the network) to 111 EH/s, up ~7% over the prior epoch.” BitOoda, a global digital asset… Read More

CBDCs: China Seems Intent on Creating Digital Yuan for Local Use, and Potential Global Transactions, Report Reveals

In April of last year, China had started testing out the the virtual yuan, becoming one of the first world governments to issue a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). CBDCs like the virtual renminbi are government-issued, blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled versions of a… Read More

Chinese Fintech OneConnect, a Tech-as-a-Service Platform for Financial Institutions, Shares Latest Financial Results

OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd. (NYSE: OCFT), an established  technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions based in China, has released its unaudited financial results for Q2 2021 and H1 for the period ending June 30, 2021. As noted by OneConnect, revenue surged 25.0% YoY to RMB968… Read More

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