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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

People’s Bank Admits It Was Behind Spate of Recent Anti-Crypto Measures in China

The People’s Bank of China admitted today that it is responsible for coordinating and initiating a spate of recent measures designed to quash cryptocurrency and ICO (initial coin offering) activity China. The bank says its National Internet Financial Risk Special Remediation Leading Group has been orchestrating… 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

More Crypto Censure in China as Baidu Search Censors its Tieba Forum

Chinese search giant Baidu will no longer allow discussions of crypto on its popular forum site, Baidu Tieba, China Times reports. The decision is the latest in a spate of recent crackdowns being waged against crypto-industries in China, actions seeking to give teeth to a… 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

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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Multinational Retail Giant Auchan Establishes a Joint Venture of Consumer Finance with China’s Bright Food Group On April 28th, France’s Oney Bank and Bright Food Group from Shanghai, signed an investment agreement to establish Shanghai Bright-Oney Consumer Finance Co., Ltd., and submitted the materials to… 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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WeChat Bans 1,000+ “Cash Loans” Mini Programs On February 6, WeChat released an official announcement about its ongoing move to clear up illegal mini programs (or mini apps) on its platform. According to the announcement, WeChat has permanently banned over 1000 “cash loans” mini programs… 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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P2P lending platform Dianrong Secures $70 million D-round funding On January 24th, online lending platform Dianrong.com announced 70 million US dollars D-round funding. This round of investment was led by ORIX’s wholly-owned-subsidiary ORIX Asia Capital Co., Ltd.. CITIC Securities CITIC Securities subsidiary CITIC Lyon also… 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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CBRC Rumored to Suspend Private Banks’ Online Lending Activities 2017 marks the third anniversary of China’s private banks. Over the past three years, 17 private banks have been granted operation licenses. However, as the volume of these new institutions grew, the overall financial regulatory environment… Read More

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Robo-advisors Now Required to Gain License to Operate in Mainland China On November 17th, top financial regulators in mainland China (including PBOC, CBRC, CSRC, CIRC and SAFE) released a new set of rules covering the country’s asset management market. It is the first time that… Read More

Manigo Wants to be the WeChat of Europe, Plans Crowdfunding Round

Manigo describes itself as the “world’s first digital money platform for consumers, businesses and merchants.” Manigo says it will provide a seamless 360° experience for all of their users. The company says its goal is to become the Euro version of WeChat, Tencent’s incredibly successful… Read More

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Tencent Received License to Sell Insurance on WeChat and QQ This week, China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced that it had grant an operation license to Shenzhen Wei Min Insurance Agency Co. Ltd. Tencent owns a majority stake (57.8%) of this new insurer. Fubon Property… Read More

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Online Marketplace Lenders Banned from Lending to College Students in China On September 6th, Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the Department of Finance at Ministry of Education, announced at a press conference that online marketplace lenders are banned from lending to college students in China…. Read More

Apple is Now Partnering with WeChat Pay in China

In a local announcement, Apple added WeChat Pay, part of Tencent, for payments in its App store and online music. WeChat is a social network similar to Twitter that has evolved into providing additional services. Apple already accepts Alipay, part of Alibaba, for payments on… Read More

Wirecard Partners with WeChat Pay to Allow European Retailers Access to 938 Million Users

Wirecard has announced an agreement with Tencent’s WeChat Pay, one of the leading mobile payment solutions in China. WeChat or Weixin are deeply integrated into Chinese people’s daily life with a combined monthly active users of over 938 million. The mobile payment solution, WeChat Pay, has… Read More

Stripe Launches in Hong Kong & Announces Partnership With WeChat & Alipay

On Monday, Stripe announced it is officially launching its services in Hong Kong. The payments startup revealed that local companies can now access the full Stripe features such as Stripe Radar, Connect with Custom accounts, and 3D Secure support. “While in preview, we’ve been able to work with many of the fastest-growing… Read More

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