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Suzhou Will Carry Out Digital RMB experiment on Dec. 12 Suzhou will become the second Chinese city after Shenzhen to carry out a digital RMB experiment, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. On December 12th, the crypto yuan for the experiment will… Read More

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Corporate SaaS Platform Gongsibao Secures Series B Financing led by NIO Capital and 5Y Capital On November 18th, corporate SaaS platform Gongsibao announced that it had received more than RMB 100 million in Series B financing led by NIO Capital and 5Y Capital (formerly known… Read More

Italian Mobile Payments Firm Satispay Secures €93 Million from Share Sale to Square, Tencent, Others

Italian mobile payments firm Satispay has secured €93 million (appr. $110.5 million) in capital from a share sale to several different investors which includes payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), tech giant Tencent (HKG: 0700), LGT Lightstone and TIM Ventures. Satispay’s investment round consisted of €68 million… Read More

James Lee from Mizuho Securities Says Fintech Is More Important than Gaming for Tencent’s Long-term Business Strategy

James Lee, Internet Analyst for US and China at Mizuho Securities, has said that both gaming and the Fintech sector will be important for Tencent and will continue to play a key role in the global economy, especially in a post COVID world. Lee, who… Read More

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PBC Digital Currency Research Institute and Rural Credit Bank Fund Clearing Center Sign a Strategic Cooperation Agreement On October 20th, the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China (hereinafter referred to as the Institute of Digital Currency Research) and the Rural Credit… Read More

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Cloud Computing PaaS Startup BoCloud Completes Series D Round of financing On September 17th, cloud computing PaaS [platform as a service] and multi-cloud management startup BoCloud announced the completion of its series D round of financing. The investment was provided by Guoxin Venture Capital, Xinhuan… Read More

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People’s Bank of China Digital Currency Research Institute and Didi reached a strategic cooperation to explore the application of digital currency The Digital Currency Research Institute of PBC and Didi Travel have officially reached a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly explore the innovation and application… Read More

Tencent Cloud Signs MoU with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation to Develop Cloud based Financial Services

Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing division of Tencent Holdings, a major provider of internet value-added services in China, revealed on July 8, 2020, that it has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation (ADBC). As mentioned in a release,… Read More

Tencent WeSure CEO Observes: COVID-19 Spurs Insurance Demands in China

 Alan Lau, CEO of Tencent’s insurance platform WeSure, recently announced that research has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly raised the sense of urgency in insurance purchase in China. Lau notably referred to the latest research Tencent WeSure conducted in partnership with Shanghai-based Fudan University, which showed a string… Read More

Tencent, Parent Company of WeChat, to Invest $70 billion into Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity & More in Pursuit of New Infrastructure

Tencent, a massive Chinese conglomerate that also operates WeChat, is planning to invest $70 billion over the next five years. The money will go into “new infrastructure” including areas like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cybersecurity, big-data and more. This is according to a report in… Read More

Malaysia’s Telecommunications Firm Packet One Networks to Help the Financially Underserved after Acquiring Digital Banking License

C.C. Puan, the CEO at Packet One Networks (P1), a major wireless broadband provider focused on becoming an established mobile telecom by making access to the Internet a great experience for Malaysian residents, is planning to acquire a digital banking license. Puan remarked: “Getting the… Read More

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Acquires $250 Million Stake in Melbourne’s “Buy Now Pay Later” Firm, Afterpay

Tencent Holdings Ltd., a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company whose subsidiaries offer various Internet-related products and services, has acquired a 5% stake, valued at about A$390 million (appr. $250.38 million), in Melbourne-based “buy-now-pay-later” firm, Afterpay. Tencent’s management confirmed that they built up their stake during… 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

Blockchain Adoption: Nearly All of China’s Largest Financial Institutions are Using Distributed Ledger Technology

Over 70 Chinese financial services companies, including all state-managed banking institutions and the nation’s largest technology firms, are currently using some type of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled financial applications. This, according to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), a multinational Chinese… Read More

Tencent Announces Expansion of Collaboration with World Health Organization to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet value-added services based in China, announced on Friday it is deepening its collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) through a $10 million donation to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as an agreement to open… Read More

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Alibaba’s DingTalk Builds International Medical Expert Communication Platform to Help Combat the Outbreak of COVID-19 On March 19th, Alibaba’s DingTalk launched the International Medical Expert Communication Platform. It provides a means of free communication, hosted on Alibaba Cloud, for medical workers all around the world… Read More

Global Luxury Fashion Tech Platform Farfetch Scores $250 Million Through Private Placement From Tencent & Dragoneer

Farfetch Limited (NYSE: FTCH), a global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry, today announced that it has agreed to issue and sell, through a private placement, convertible senior notes in an aggregate principal amount of $250 million. Tencent, a global technology platform based in… Read More

France-based Digital Bank Qonto Secures $115 Million via Series C Round Led by Tencent, DST Global

France-based digital bank Qonto has secured $115 million through a Series C investment round led by Tencent and DST Global, in order to help it further penetrate key markets, implement new features to tailor its products and services to specific market segments, and hire new… Read More

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Tencent LiCaiTong Releases “Online Wealth Management Behavior and Security Report (2019)“ On January 14th, LiCaiTong, Tencent’s wealth management platform, and National Institution for Finance & Development (NIFD) jointly released the “Online Wealth Management Behavior and Security Report (2019)”. The report published the 2019 online wealth… Read More

France-based Mobile Payments Firm Lydia Secures $44.6 Million in Funding from Tencent, Open CNP, XAnge, New Alpha

Lydia, a France-based mobile payments firm, has acquired €40 million (appr. $44.6 million) in funding via a Series B investment round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Open CNP, XAnge and New Alpha also took part in the round. Established in 2013, the Lydia peer-to-peer… Read More

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