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1-Billion USD Global Blockchain Industry Fund Initiative in Hainan

Huobi Labs and Tianya Community jointly signed a strategic cooperation agreement to open a Blockchain Lab and Fund in China. Both parties will jointly build a “Global Cultural and Creative Blockchain Lab” in Hainan Province, China. “Under the background of

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Gemalto Enables Digitization of Hong Kong’s Octopus Card into Samsung Pay

Gemalto, a digital security provider , announced that its Service Hub is enabling the secure digitization of Octopus contactless smart cards into Samsung Pay. Named Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay, this new mobile payment service allows consumers to securely pay and travel by simply

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Eight Roads Launches US$275 Million Technology Fund for China

Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited, announced the launch of its dedicated technology fund for China. With a fund size of US$275 million it promises to back China’s next generation of tech entrepreneurs and support the

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Launch AMTD Fintech Centre

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), AMTD Group Company and AMTD Foundation jointly launch Hong Kong’s first university-industry collaborated Fintech centre. The AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business (the FinTech Centre) aims for enhancing Hong Kong’s capabilities to be an

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Standard Chartered Opens Innovation Lab eXellerator in Hong Kong

Standard Chartered announced the opening of its Hong Kong innovation lab, the eXellerator, to promote innovation within the Bank and to tap emerging fintech and data science in the region, to bring better products and services to its customers in Hong

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iP2PGlobal is Re-Shaping The Global Personal Financing Landscape

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending is gaining momentum worldwide especially in Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe. However, looking at the current limitations in the P2P lending landscape, one may conclude that there is no single platform that will be able to bring

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InsurTech M&As in Asia Surge in 2017

The total transaction volume of InsurTech M&As in Asia hit US$460 million in 2017, more than three times that of 2016, as industry incumbents and new entrants to the market pushed towards greater digitalisation, according to the fourth Quarterly InsurTech

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Eligma: Disruption by Bring Cryptocurrencies into Daily Shopping

Based on blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, the Slovenian project Eligma is set to develop ways to save time and make the purchase decision process easier for contemporary shoppers surrounded by an endless offer supply. This week, Eligma successfully concluded

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Asian Robo Advisor 8 Securities to Receive Strategic Investment of USD25m from Nomura

8 Securities, a Hong Kong based robo-advisory and mobile trading services, announced that it has agreed to receive a strategic investment of USD25 million (Series C investment) from Nomura Asset Management. As part of the strategic partnership, 8 Securities and Nomura

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FinTech Association of Hong Kong Appoints its First Board of Directors

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong has appointed its first board of directors with Mr. Henri Arslanian appointed as its Chairman.  This comes as the Association expands its activities in representing the Hong Kong FinTech community at home and overseas.

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