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Beijing Looks to Set Up Digital Asset Exchange in the Sub-Center Area On November 26th, the State Council released a circular on supporting Beijing’s sub-center in pursuing high-quality development. To achieve the goals of a green city, sponge city, and smart city, related authorities will… 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

Tencent, Asian Institute of Digital Finance to Support Fintech Innovation in Asian Markets

Tencent revealed at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2021 that it will be teaming up with the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF), which is an institute within the National University of Singapore (NUS) that has been established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent: No Plan to Provide Palm Payment Service  This week, Tencent was reported to provide a new palm payment service, which would be the first of such functions in China and would be linked to the user’s WeChat account. However, Tencent has denied this news… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ualá Secures $350M via Series D at $2.45B Valuation

Fintech firm Ualá has secured $350 million in capital at a $2.45 billion valuation. The company’s latest funding round is reportedly the largest private investment round ever for an Argentina-based business. Ualá’s Series D investment round has been co-led by Chinese tech giant Tencent and… Read More

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Shanghai Taxis Began to Accept Digital RMB Payments Shanghai Qiangsheng Taxi Company has equipped its 6000 clean energy taxis with digital RMB payment capability. Customers could hail these taxis on 62580 APP. When they arrive at their destination, they could scan the QR code on… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based Fintech Voyager Innovations Secures $176M from PLDT, Tencent, Others

Philippines-based digital and financial services company Voyager Innovations has secured $167 million in capital for its expansion program, which includes a venture into virtual banking, its listed and largest shareholder confirmed on Monday (June 28, 2021). Shareholders PLDT Inc, private equity firm KKR & Co… 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

China’s Fintech Crackdown Continues as Authorities Call ByteDance, Tencent, Baidu, JD.com, Others into Meetings

Authorities in China have reportedly told 13 of the nation’s largest tech firms to “rectify prominent problems” on their platforms, according to a recent report. These developments appear to be a sign that China continues to increase its regulatory scrutiny and pressure of its Fintech… Read More

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China Imposes Further Restrictions on Online Consumer Loans for College Students Over the past few years, some internet finance platforms have targeted college campuses and made inductive marketing through cooperation with technology companies. Such practices led some students into excessive consumption and even debt traps…. Read More

Finland’s Payment Services Provider Enfuce Secures €7M via Series B from Tencent, Maki.vc

Finland’s payment services provider Enfuce has secured €7 million in capital through a Series-B funding round. Enfuce has received €5 million in funding from Tencent. Another €2 million that was part of the investment round came from previous investor Maki. Prior investment has been supported… Read More

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E-signature Service Provider Fadada Completes 900-million -yuan D round financing led by Tencent  On March 11th, Chinese leading e-signature service provider Fadada declared the completion of a 900-million-yuan D round of financing. The investment was led by Tencent, followed by ZWC Partners and Centurium Capital…. Read More

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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

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