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People’s Bank of China Is Reportedly Inching Closer to Issuing a Digital Yuan

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, is reportedly inching closer to launching a national virtual currency. As noted in a report from the Global Times on March 24, 2020, which cited “industry insiders,” the PBoC seems to have finalized the development… Read More

People’s Bank of China Acquires $4.7 Million in Funding to Further Develop Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly acquired 32.35 million RMB (appr. $4.7 million) in special funding in order to finance the ongoing development of its blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade finance platform. The funding, which will be gradually injected during a… Read More

People’s Bank of China Says “Top-Level” Design of Digital Yuan has been Finalized

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, has reportedly stated that the “top-level” design of its national digital currency has been finalized. The Chinese reserve bank revealed the development of the sovereign digital currency in a new paper, confirming that the “top-level… Read More

Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Welcomes Six Digital Banks as Corporate Members

The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) has onboarded six digital banks as corporate members according to a note published by the association. The HKIB is a non-profit organization that offers training and certification programs to Hong Kong-based financial institutions. The virtual banks that have… Read More

Digital Yuan will be Different from Bitcoin (BTC) and Stablecoins, Says People’s Bank of China Deputy Director

Mu Changchun, deputy director at the People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC), recently stated that the digital yuan (under development) will be fundamentally different from Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. The electronic yuan will also be different from stablecoins, which are digital assets pegged one-to-one with… Read More

People’s Bank of China Provides Guidance on Non-Bank Payments to the State Treasury

As non-bank payments firms rapidly emerge, China has instituted rules for these services to make payments to the state. The measures were revealed on December 6, 2019 and come into effect on January 6, 2020. As part of the process the People’s Bank of China… Read More

People’s Bank of China Begins Pilot Regulation Program for Fintech Businesses in Beijing

China’s central bank announced on December 5 that it’s planning to support the nation’s capital city Beijing in exploring and experimenting with various regulatory guidelines for the evolving Fintech industry in order to develop a more inclusive and suitable supervision framework. The nation’s Fintech regulation… Read More

People’s Bank of China Denies It Has Begun Circulating a National Digital Currency

Officials at the People’s Bank of China have issued an official statement disclaiming rumours that China has begun issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). “Recently, the net news said that the People’s Bank of China has issued (a) legal digital currency,” the communiqué states,… Read More

Shanghai Branch of the People’s Bank of China Introduces 40 New Measures for Fintech Development

The Shanghai branch of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, has released 40 new measures that have been created mainly to support Fintech development in the city, which is one of the four municipalities in the country. PBoC’s latest measures will… Read More

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PBOC Set Up Deposit Insurance Fund Management Company On May 24th, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, set up a deposit insurance fund management company after it took a rare move to take over Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank in response to its… Read More

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Beijing to Start to Test “Personal Credit Score” System On January 30th, the “Opinions on Strengthening the Management of Fine Urban Management” was officially announced. According to the document, Beijing will start to test a “Personal Credit Score” system to raise the awareness for integrity… Read More

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Hong Kong Insurance Regulatory Authority Issues First Virtual Insurance License Under Fast Track On December 20th, Hong Kong Insurtech Bowtie announced that it has obtained the first virtual insurance company license issued by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority under Fast Track. Bowtie was founded by… Read More

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Sesame Credit Accepted for Canadian Visa Application This week, the Canadian Immigration Department (IRCC) announced that Chinese tourists can choose to submit his/her Sesame Credit Visa report (≥750 points) as financial proof for Canadian visa application. Sesame Credit is credit-assessment service offered by Ant Financial,… Read More

China Flags Crypto “Airdrops”

As part of ongoing government efforts to quash initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has extended prohibitions to cover “airdrops” -the promotional distribution of free cryptographic tokens- which may possibly be being used now in China to circumvent the… Read More

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Shanghai Information Security Evaluation and Certification Center is Working on the Establishment of Blockchain Technical Security Standards According to a report called “Safety issues under the rapid development of the “blockchain +” industry”, blockchain security problems in 2018 have caused $2 billion in asset losses… Read More

People’s Bank Admits It Was Behind Spate of Recent Anti-Crypto Measures in China

The People’s Bank of China admitted today that it is responsible for coordinating and initiating a spate of recent measures designed to quash cryptocurrency and ICO (initial coin offering) activity China. The bank says its National Internet Financial Risk Special Remediation Leading Group has been orchestrating… Read More

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The PBOC Sets Up a Financial Technology Company in Shenzhen On September 5th, the Digital Money Research Institute of People’s Bank of China established “Shenzhen Financial Technology Co., Ltd.” in Shenzhen. People familiar with the project said the company was involved in the development of… Read More

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Baihang Credit Rating Announces the First 15 Crew Members On June 28th, Baihang Credit Co., Ltd. announced its first crew members in Shenzhen. These 15 institutions are mainly Fintech and consumer finance companies, including Yirendai and PPDAI. According to the cooperation agreement, these 15 institutions… Read More

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PBOC Bans Unauthorized APP to Access Credit Rating System Recently, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, issued a document named, “Notice on Further Strengthening the Management of Credit Information Security” (Yinfa [2018] No. 102) (hereinafter referred to as “Document No. 102”), to… Read More

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Cross-Border Payment Company iPayLinks Wins Hundreds of Million-Yuan B1 Round of Financing led by Tencent On March 28th, cross-border payment company iPayLinks announced that it had completed, at the beginning of this year, a hundreds of million-yuan B1 round of financing led by Tencent and… Read More

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