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HKEX Will Introduce Blockchain and AI to Increase Automation HKEX will announce its three-year strategic plan for 2019-2021 early next year. Charles Li, chief executive of HKEX, said that there were still many business procedures in HKEX relying on manpower. In the future, HKEX will… 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

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IFR of Tsinghua University Launches Global Fintech Venture Competition (2018) at the 5th World Internet Conference On November 8, the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was officially launched at the Fintech and Credit Society Construction Forum of the 5th… Read More

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Alibaba Submits Blockchain Patent Applications that Allow “administrative intervention” On October 6th, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba applied for a blockchain system patent, allowing third-party administrators to perform “special treatment” (e.g. suspend a smart contract or freeze an account associated with an illegal activity). For example,… Read More

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Beijing Launches Internet Court, Accepting and Hearing Cases of Online Lending On September 9, Beijing unveiled its Internet court. The court, located in Fengtai District, mainly accepts cases regarding the Internet and intellectual property rights, including disputes caused by online loans, online shopping contracts, and… Read More

Popular Chinese Apps WeChat Pay and Alipay Escalating Crypto Countermeasures

Earlier today, and two days after WeChat suspended the social media accounts of 8 Chinese crypto news outlets, WeChat parent company Tencent has announced it will undertake “remediation measures” to monitor and “intercept” cryptocurrency sales and purchases on its WeChat Pay app. Similar news was… Read More

China Cracks Down on “Barbaric Growth” of Crypto Communications

A total ban on ICOs, cryptocurrencies and related exchanges enacted in China last September has hit the ground twice in the past two weeks, The South China Morning Post reports. Chinese government censors shut down at least 8 crypto-focused media accounts on Chinese social media site… Read More

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China Issues its First Blockchain-based Electronic Invoice in Shenzhen This week, a restaurant in Shenzhen issued a blockchain-based electronic invoice, making it the first case in China. This invoice innovation is led by Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau, technically supported by Tencent, and approved by the… Read More

The Time Has Come to Regulate the Tech Titans: A Tiered Approach to Regulation in Favour of Competition, Innovation and Consumer Rights

With tech titans the most valuable companies on the planet, the notion of self-regulation is no longer appropriate or fit for purpose. Is now the time for governments to step in to protect consumers and ensure a more competitive environment? The role of the technology… 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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NIFA Releases China’s First National Fintech Identity Verification Platform Early this week, the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) released China’s first Fintech identity verification platform. This was a response to the requirements of various Fintech industry practitioners and regulatory authorities. In the future,… Read More

Baidu Baike, China’s Wikipedia, Now Tracking Revisions on a Blockchain

Coindesk is reporting that Baidu Baike, China’s Wikipedia-style site, is now tracking revisions made to articles on a blockchain. According to Coindesk reporter Wolfie Zhao, Baidu has not yet publicly announced blockchain developments at Baidu Baike, although they did confirm with Zhao over WeChat that… Read More

China’s Shenzhen District and Tencent Partnering to Develop an “Intelligent Tax” System on Blockchain

Chinese tech behemoth TenCent is cooperating with tax authorities in the Shenzhen province to develop a blockchain-based and Big Dat-fed “intelligent tax” system.   Tencent last year joined Facebook, Google and Amazon as one of handful of companies on the globe to pass the $500 billion… Read More

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Financial Inclusion Platform FINUP Plans Public Listing in Hong Kong On April 23, China’s leading financial inclusion platform FINUP filed a listing application for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). According to statistics, FINUP will be the fifth Fintech company from mainland China… 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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China is Setting Up a National Online Contract Filing Platform On March 21st, the National Committee of experts on Internet Financial Security Technology (hereinafter referred to as the “Special Committee”) announced that it has jointly set up the national online contract filing platform with SIC… Read More

Naspers Plans to Sell 190 million Tencent Shares & Funds Will be Used to Invest in Online Food Delivery & Fintech Businesses Globally

Global internet and entertainment group Naspers announced on Thursday it is planning to sell up to 190 million Tencent Holdings Limited (Tencent) shares, equal to approximately 2% of Tencent’s total issued share capital, which would reduce its stake in Tencent from 33,2% to 31,2%. The… Read More

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  Fintech Remarks and Proposals from 2018 Two Legislative Sessions March 3rd saw the opening of “2018 NPC & CPPCC: annual legislative and political advisory sessions” in China. Here are some fintech related remarks and proposals that we summarized from this year’s sessions. (Source: 01Caijing)… Read More

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Tencent Credit Launches Public Beta Testing in China On January 30th, Tencent officially launched a public beta testing for its credit service-Tencent Credit. Users may get access to the service by searching “Tencent Credit” within WeChat, complete real-name authentication, bind his/her mobile phone number to… Read More

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Tencent Wins Third-Party Fund Sales License On January 2, 2018, the Shenzhen Securities Regulatory Bureau issued this year’s first fund sales license to internet giant Tencent Holdings, or more specifically Teng An Information Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. According to the document, the company was allowed… Read More

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