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Fireblocks Tops $30 Billion in Digital Assets Transfers, Sees Strong APAC Demand

Fireblocks reports having topped $30 billion in digital asset transfers and over $7 billion in monthly transfers, according to a company release. Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform providing the infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks seeks to enable exchanges, custodians, banks, trading… Read More

Hong Kong-based Fintech Firm Oriente Secures $50 Million in Capital via Series B Round

Oriente, a Hong Kong-headquartered Fintech firm, has secured $50 million in capital through its ongoing Series B investment round. Oriente offers critical financial resources to its customers such as cash loans, online credit, offline-to-online consumer finance services, point-of-sale (POS) lending services, and the capital needed… Read More

CoinDCX Lists CRO Token Marking Crypto.com’s Entry into India

CoinDCX, India’s largest crypto exchange, has listed Crypto.com‘s MCO and CRO tokens representing Hong Kong-based Crypto.com’s entrance into the Indian market.  Two trading pairs are now available on CoinDCX: CRO/BTC & CRO/INR. The MCO token is a payment and finance digital asset within the Crypto.com… Read More

SoFi Acquires 8 Securities in Hong Kong

  SoFi, one of the largest Fintechs in the US, has entered the Asian market with the acquisition of 8 Securities in Hong Kong. The acquisition follows another purchase by SoFi earlier this month when the Fintech acquired Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2 billion in… Read More

Venture Smart Asia, a Crypto Firm Licensed by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission, to Offer Region’s First Digital Asset Fund

  Venture Smart Asia, a company licensed by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has introduced the territory’s first approved crypto asset fund with a target of $100 million under management during the first year of its launch. As reported by Bloomberg on April… Read More

Digital Banks: Over 10 Million Filipino Adults are Using Online-Only Banks, Consumers in Other Areas Increasingly Using Neobanks

Digital banks or neobanks have now been around for several years. There are many challenger banks that aim to compete with and provide better financial services than traditional banks and institutions. Conducting transactions online has become more popular due to the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak…. Read More

Hardware Wallet Provider, Ledger, to Accept Digital Currency Payments via Crypto.com’s App

Ledger, a leading cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider, recently revealed that it’s now allowing its customers to make payments for products through Hong Kong-based Crypto.com’s online wallet app. As noted in an announcement published on April 9, 2020, Ledger will be accepting payments made using Bitcoin… Read More

Digital Banking: Standard Chartered-backed Neobank Mox Opens App to Selected Customers in Hong Kong

Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has confirmed that its new Hong Kong-based digital bank Mox is opening its app and platform to a select group of external clients, following its brand name and… Read More

Digital Banking: AMTD International Confirms its Secondary Listing on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd

AMTD International (NYSE: HKIB; SGX: HKB), which is part of the AMTD Group, an established Asian financial services conglomerate, has confirmed its secondary listing on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd (the “SGX-ST”) under the ticker “HKB.” AMTD International’s listing notably marks… Read More

Draper Dragon backed Blockchain and Fintech Firm, Dsdaq, Secures $1.5 Million in Capital from Several Angel Investors

Dsdaq, a Fintech firm established in October 2019, has secured $1.5 million in funding from several angel investors including Efftronics Asia, a Hong Kong-based family investment office, and Draper Dragon, a Silicon Valley-based VC firm. Jiaxuan (Leah) Li, CMO at Dsdaq, stated: “Dsdaq is dedicated… Read More

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank Introduces “Haro WhatsApp” Chat Contact to Assist Customers with Digital Banking

Hong Kong-based Hang Seng Bank, a banking and financial services company, has launched a new chat contact for WhatsApp users based in the city, which is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. The new chat feature aims to provide a direct… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Risk Alert against the Hype of Overseas Virtual Currency Exchanges Back in 2017, the People’s Bank of China (PBC), Cyberspace Administration of China and other 5 ministries published the “Notice on Guarding against Risks of ICOs”, stipulating that virtual currency trading and ICOs are illegal… Read More

OneConnect, the Fintech Division of Ping An Insurance, Teams Up with China Merchant Post Group to Develop DLT-based Logistics Platform

OneConnect Financial Technology, the Fintech division of Ping An Insurance, China’s largest insurance and logistics conglomerate, has partnered with the China Merchants Port Group (CMPort), in order to develop a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled logistics platform. The DLT-based solution is being created for… Read More

Hex Trust Is Now the First Licensed Crypto Asset Custodian in Hong Kong to Integrate with R3’s DLT-based Corda Platform

Hex Trust has reportedly become the very first licensed crypto-asset custodian in Hong Kong to integrate its services with R3’s Corda platform. The integration will allow the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform to be used by Hex Trust’s virtual asset custody solution. R3… Read More

Virtual Bank: Airstar Bank Launches Pilot in Hong Kong

Airstar Bank Limited, a licensed virtual bank in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a pilot trial. The pilot is being conducted under the watchful eye of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Fintech Supervisory Sandbox. Airstar is a joint venture between Xiaomi Corporation (1810.HK)… Read More

Stock Trading Mobile App TradeUP Announces Hong Kong Stock Trading

TradeUp, a U.S.-based stock trading mobile app, announced on Monday it has introduced Hong Kong stock trading. According to TradeUp, the trading option will give U.S. investors access to the Hong Kong market, thus expanding their portfolios to includes international stocks. TradeUp reported that in… Read More

Digital Banking: There’s Still a Long Way to Go Before Neobanks in Asia Pacific Compete with Traditional Financial Institutions, According to Industry Executives

Yves Roesti, Sean Huang, Xuna Shao and Joshua Choy from Synpulse, a financial services consulting company, point out that most digital banks were launched without physical branch locations. What makes neobanks stand out from incumbents is their ability to leverage technology to differentiate their product… Read More

ZA Bank: Hong Kong’s First Virtual Bank

Hong Kong initiated a process in 2019 to facilitate digital-only banks. The move was indicative of the realization that digital banking, or virtual banks, is the future of banking and not the brick and mortar types. ZA Bank, an offshoot of ZhongAn Technologies International Group,… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Consumers in the Asia-Pacific are Looking for Competitive Fees when Choosing Financial Service Providers, EY Executive Argues

James Lloyd, associate partner at Big Four auditing firm Ernst and Young (EY) and Asia-Pacific Fintech leader, claims that financial technology growth and adoption is surging in the Asia-Pacific region. He notes: “[Fintech development in Asia is] driven by consumers’ desire for more attractive fees… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

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