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Ping An becomes First Chinese Institution to Win Euromoney’s Best Digital Bank Award, Now Over 30,000 Company Employees Working Remotely

Ping An Bank recently became the first Chinese financial institution to be named the world’s “best” digital bank at the Euromoney Awards. As mentioned in a release, Ping An Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Ping An Insurance Company of China, was named 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

Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings Launches Blockchain Accelerator, will Coach 30 DLT Startups

Tencent Holdings Ltd., a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company whose subsidiaries offer various Internet-related products and services, has introduced a blockchain accelerator program. Tencent, which is among the world’s most valuable companies and also one of the largest VC firms and investment corporations, says it… 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

OneConnect, the Fintech Division of Ping An Insurance, Teams Up with China Merchant Post Group to Develop DLT-based Logistics Platform

OneConnect Financial Technology, the Fintech division of Ping An Insurance, China’s largest insurance and logistics conglomerate, has partnered with the China Merchants Port Group (CMPort), in order to develop a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled logistics platform. The DLT-based solution is being created for… 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

China Might Not be Prepared to Launch its Blockchain Service Network Next Month (as Planned), Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Several reports from media outlets have claimed that China’s Blockchain Service Network will be introduced next month. However, these reports seem to be coming from local sources, which made the announcements before China’s first fatality due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In October of last year,… 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

China Securities Regulatory Commission Confirms it Received Blockchain-related ETF Application

China’s Securities Regulatory Commission has confirmed that it recently received an application for a blockchain-related exchange-traded-fund (ETF). The nation’s securities regulator noted that the proposal was submitted on December 24, 2019 by Penghua Fund, a Shenzhen-headquartered asset manager. According to the filing, the ETF application… Read More

China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange Introduces New Index to Track Performance of Top 50 Local Blockchain Startups

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE), the stock exchange of China’s leading technology hub Shenzhen city, has introduced an index that tracks the performance of the country’s top 50 blockchain startups. As noted in an announcement on December 24, the performance index will be based on… Read More

Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Is Reportedly Planning to Launch a Digital Currency Research Group

Tencent, which operates the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, is reportedly planning to establish a digital currency research division in order to support the ongoing development and advancement of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives. Chinese media outlet iFeng revealed on December 23… 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

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

Suspended: Registration Of Internet Finances In Several Chinese Cities

In Shanghai and Shenzhen, administrations for industry and commerce have suspended the registration of Internet finance platforms, according to the Beijing Business Today in ECNS.cn. The publication also notes that in Beijing, the Administration for Industry and Commerce also released a similar statement. However, this has not… Read More

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