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Cryptocurrency Promoted at Hong Kong Protests

A cryptocurrency ATM company gave out free water and umbrellas to protestors in Hong Kong July 1st, and crypto trading platforms have been, “providing a way to off-ramp from HKD…and advocating for transactional privacy,” as resistance to recent power assertions by China enters its 11th week. According… Read More

Singapore Retail Banking Survey: 65% of Singapore Customers Interested in Digital Banking

According to a recent survey, in Singapore digital banking has some pent up demand. JD Power has published a brief retail banking satisfaction study and, according to their numbers, 65% of consumers are interested in opening digital bank accounts. This is an increase from the… Read More

ZhongAn and KPMG Partner on Insurtech Report: “New Insurance” is the Future

ZhongAn Fintech Institute and KPMG China have joined together to publish a report, Insurtech: Infrastructure for New Insurance, on the fast emerging Insurtech marketplace. ZhongAn is an online-only Insurtech firm backed by some of the biggest names in China tech. ZhongAn trades on the Hong… Read More

Citi Hong Kong Announces New Digital Payment Solution That Enables Credit Cardholders to Settle Big Ticket Payments on Citi Mobile App

Citi Hong Kong announced last week the launch of Citi PayAll, a payment solution that enables Citibank credit cardholders to settle one-off or recurring payments on the Citi Mobile App using their credit card while earning Points at the same time. According to Citi Hong… Read More

As China’s Peer to Peer Lending Industry Continues to Contract, Giant Lufax Exits this Sector of Fintech

Not too long ago, the Chinese peer to peer lending industry was growing at a breakneck speed and the largest online lending market in the world. This sector of Fintech was the enormous in China as big names and aspiring platforms moved quickly to fill… Read More

Suspended Sentence for Hong Kong “Money from the Sky” Crypto Publicity Stunt

Wong Ching-Kit, a flashy 25-year old cryptocurrency promoter who tried to drum up business by throwing at least $6000 in HK $100 bills off a high-rise in one of Hong Kong’s poorest districts, has received a sentence of 10-day’s imprisonment suspended for 2 years, South… Read More

Crypto.com Now Shipping MCO Visa Card to U.S. Customers

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced earlier this week it is now shipping its MCO Visa Cards to customers in the U.S.  According to Crypto.com, the MCO Visa Card is a prepaid card that features high-end metal cards with no annual or monthly fees, up… Read More

Insurtech ZhongAn Online Shuffles Executive Leadership

ZhongAn Online P & C Insurance Co. Ltd. (6060:HK), a Chinese Insurtech backed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Tencent founder Pony Ma, has announced multiple changes to its executive leadership. ZhongAn went public in Hong Kong in 2017. At that time, it was Hong… Read More

SPAC Deal Said to Create Largest Publicly Traded Blockchain Company in US

Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: JFK) has entered into a definitive share exchange agreement with Diginex Limited. The deal claims to engender the largest publicly traded blockchain company in the US – once it closes. JFK is a BVI company… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Forms Fintech Partnership with the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) in France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to “enhance collaboration between the two authorities in supporting Fintech innovation. The French ACPR is a supervisory authority attached to the… Read More

Bank for International Settlements Announces New Fintech Hub For Central Banks

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The Board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) announced on Sunday they have approved the establishment of a BIS Innovation Hub to foster international collaboration on fintech within the central banking community complementing the already well-established cooperation within the existing committees. The Board reported… Read More

Honk Kong Monetary Authority Shares Update on Global Financial Innovation Network

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has posted a deck on GFin or the Global Financial Innovation Network. Hong Kong has emerged as a leading Fintech hub having embraced innovation in financial services. GFiN was launched by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) a bit… Read More

First Asian Stablecoin: TrustToken Issues Hong Kong Dollar backed Crypto, Partners with Legacy Trust on Custody

TrustToken is issuing a stablecoin backed by Hong Kong dollars. TrustToken says this is the first stablecoin pegged to an Asian currency. TrueHKD will be pegged one-to-to one with the Hong Kong dollar that is currently worth about USD $0.13. TrustToken has partnered with Legacy… Read More

Security Tokens Realised – Hong Kong

The Asian Summit on Security Tokenization Bringing operational efficiency and liquidity to capital markets. This event is part of our innovative global series of high-level events designed to bring together industry leaders with total focus on the realisation of the security token ecosystem, bringing together,… Read More

AngelHub Founder Karen Contet Farzam: Hong Kong’s Startup Community is One of the Fastest Growing Ecosystems in the World

Hong Kong’s First Regulated Investment Crowdfunding Platform. In April of this year, AngelHub became the first investment crowdfunding platform to receive a license from a Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. In the past couple of years, Hong Kong has moved quickly to… Read More

Blockpass and Polymath Form Strategic Partnership

Security token issuance platform Polymath has formed a partnership with Regtech Blockpass. According to a release, Hong Kong-based Blockpass will now provide client onboarding services surrounding customer identification or KYC. Globally, having a solid KYC process is vital for any digital asset issuer. The two… Read More

Allied Wallet Announces Acquisition of Hong Kong Fintech Epayment

Online payment processing provider Allied Wallet announced on Monday it has acquired Epayment, a Hong Kong-based fintech. The acquisition comes just a couple of weeks after Allied Wallet reported it has increased merchant revenue by as much as 60% for some merchants with its new… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Update

Invest Hong Kong Appoints New Head of Fintech King Leung has been appointed Head of Fintech at InvestHK which took effect in early May. Leung will lead a specialist Fintech team with the objective of attracting top innovativeFfintech companies, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators and R&D institutions… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Set Up Deposit Insurance Fund Management Company On May 24th, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, set up a deposit insurance fund management company after it took a rare move to take over Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank in response to its… Read More

Crypto.com Announces Listings of Bitcoin Cash & NEO

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Wednesday it has listed NEO, as well as Bitcoin Cash (BTC) on its Wallet & Card App. According to Crypto.com, the addition of the currencies brings the total amount of the cryptos on its site to twenty-two.  NEO… Read More

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