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China’s XTransfer, a Cross-Border Financial and Risk Management Service Provider, Secures $138M via Series D

China’s XTransfer, an established one-stop cross-border financial and risk management solution provider, has secured $138 million in capital via its Series D round. XTransfer‘s investment round was led by D1 Capital Partners, along with existing shareholders also making contributions. XTransfer will be using the funds… Read More

Trading Technologies International and Mysteel Commodity Services to Offer Liquidity Pools to Support Commodities Products

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), an international provider of high-performance professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions, and Mysteel Singapore Pte ltd (known as Mysteel Commodity Services), an established commodities broker with a “major focus” on China, confirmed that they’ve partnered to introduce an electronic… Read More

Fintech Division Established by Booking.com to Improve Access to Firm’s Global Travel Marketplace

Booking.com reveals that it has formed a new internal Fintech division in order to support access to the firm’s global travel marketplace for clients and partners. As an international digital commerce firm with business operations in almost every country and city, Booking.com’s goal behind creating… Read More

VeChain to Offer Blockchain enabled In-Vitro Fertilization Service App to China’s Renji Hospital

VeChain, a leading blockchain platform for supporting supply chains among other use cases, has announced that together with DNV, they are enabling Renji Hospital (in China) to launch the very first blockchain-enabled IVF Service App, called MyBaby. As mentioned in an update from VeChain Foundation,… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Banks Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Hardware Prototypes for Multiple Applications

Chinese banking institutions have introduced central bank digital currency (CBDC) hardware prototypes for several different use cases. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have introduced prototype hardware devices that aim to offer support… Read More

Chinese Fintech Giant JD Technology Is Reconsidering Potential $3B IPO due to Nationwide Regulatory Crackdown

Chinese authorities have increased their scrutiny of the nation’s Fintech sector. China’s regulators have now cracked down on JD Technology’s (potentially) $3 billion initial public offering. JD Technology, the Fintech division of Chinese digital commerce giant JD.com Inc., is reportedly looking into withdrawing its application… Read More

Chinese Regulators have Instructed Banking Institutions to Trim Loan Books to Guard Against Capital Market Bubbles

China’s regulatory authorities have reportedly been telling local banking institutions to “trim” their loan books during 2021 to guard against potential risks resulting from bubbles in domestic capital markets. This, according to an update from Reuters which cited sources familiar with the matter (on March… Read More

Blockchain Platform VeChain to Focus on Digital Industry Opportunities like DLT Traceability, Supply Chain Visualization

VeChain, a major blockchain platform focused on developing supply chain management solutions among other use cases, has released its latest financial executive report in order to promote “fairness, transparency, and openness.” As mentioned in the report, published on December 29, 2020: “During this quarter, the… Read More

Alibaba Group’s Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Gets Approval from Chinese Authorities for Registration of its Shanghai Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly received approval from China’s top securities regulator for the registration of its Shanghai offering. As reported by Reuters, the… Read More

Temasek Holdings and Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Fund Reportedly Considering Investments in Ant Group’s Planned IPO

Temasek Holdings, a major Singapore state investor, is reportedly looking into making a potential investment in the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese Fintech giant Ant Group, which might be the world’s largest iPO. GIC Pte Ltd, which is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (one… Read More

President at Ping An Insurance Group of China Says Fintech for SMEs can Streamline Operations, but Need Support from Large Institutions

Chinese insurance giant Ping An recently pointed out that Fintech has the potential to enhance operational efficiency by reducing business costs and lowering certain risks in the financial services sector. Supporting SMEs is one way more established institutions can enable digital transformation across the financial… Read More

JD Digits, the Fintech Division of Chinese Online Marketplace JD.com, to Conduct IPO at China’s STAR Market

JD Digits, the Fintech-focused division of Chinese online marketplace JD.com, is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) at China’s STAR Market, which is based in Shanghai. This, according to a filing submitted by several securities companies. As first reported by TechNode, the… Read More

People’s Bank of China Announces Second Batch of 11 Fintech Projects to Participate in Regulatory Sandbox Program

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s reserve bank with around $3.2 trillion in assets, recently announced the second batch of Fintech initiatives that will take part in a pilot program involving new regulations. The pilots will take place in China’s capital, Beijing, and… Read More

Fintech: Bank of China to Expand its Financial Tech Regulatory Pilot to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Several Other Chinese Cities

The Bank of China, one of the four largest state-managed commercial banking institutions in the country with over $3 trillion in assets, introduced its very first Fintech-focused regulatory pilot initiative in Beijing in 2019. The bank now says it will further expand its regulatory pilot… Read More

AI and Blockchain Firm Points Technology Acquires Millions of Dollars in Funding via Round with Contributions from K2 Ventures Partners

Points Technology, an artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain-focused firm, has reportedly acquired millions of dollars in funding through a Series A round. K2 Venture Partners, a Chinese venture capital firm, made the investment. Points Technology’s management said that the funds raised will be used to… Read More

Ant Financial Announces Inaugural INCLUSION Fintech Conference to Take Place in Shanghai

Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), a China-based tech company and the operator of Alipay, is set to host its upcoming fintech conference in Shanghai. Ant Financial reported that the INCLUSION Fintech Conference is an event that aims to bring together the global financial and… Read More

Srustijeet Mishra, CLPS Singapore CEO, Says His Company Aims to Fill Southeast Asia’s Fintech Talent Gap

CLPS Incorporation (Nasdaq: CLPS) noted on December 27 that Srustijeet Mishra, CLPS Singapore CEO, represented the firm as a guest speaker at the SYNC SEA 2019 Summit, which took place on December 6, 2019, in Singapore. During the event, Mishra reportedly discussed the firm’s current… Read More

Greg Gibb: CEO of Wealth Management Firm Lufax Says Chinese Fintech Sector Is “Restructuring Dramatically”

Greg Gibb, CEO at Lufax, an online wealth management platform and tech solution provider for local governments and financial institutions, recently shared his views and insights on the future of Fintech, during the Committee of 100 Greater China Conference and Gala 2019, which were held… Read More

Authorities in China Reportedly Shut Down Local Cryptocurrency Exchange BISS, 10 Individuals Arrested

Authorities in China continue to crack down on crypto-related businesses. Recently, the nation’s police officials closed down local digital asset exchange BISS and took 10 people into custody, as they were suspected of being involved in the trading platform’s business operations. On November 22, 2019,… 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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