China

Ping An’s Operations Across The Board Will Be Powered by AI and Blockchain

Chinese conglomerate Ping An Insurance is applying blockchain-driven smart contracts across the full range of its operations—banking, securities, fund and property subsidiaries. A report by Sina that was translated by China Banking News said that all eight of Ping An’s subsidiaries are

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Hangzhou Eyes to Produce 10 Globally Known Fintech Firms by 2022

The government of Hangzhou unveiled a plan to build the eastern Chinese city into an international fintech hub by 2030. In the same plan Hangzhou aims to help produce at least 10 globally known fintech firms by 2022. The Chinese

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Livi VB’s New Trump Card is a CEO With Experience in China’s First Virtual Bank

Due to the worryingly slow development of digital banking in Hong Kong, regulator Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) granted virtual banking license it to a total of 8 virtual banks.  Since then, these companies have been locked in an intense battle for talent as they

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange Partners Up with Tencent to Launch Fintech Innovation Lab

Tencent and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) have banded together to form a joint innovation lab, named the SZE – Tencent Financial Technology Joint Laboratory. The lab will focus in what they call “financial sci-tech”, and devote its existence to jointly

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A Snapshot of Fintech in Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong is expected to see a boost in fintech activity after a relatively disappointing year in 2018 as the region saw a sharp dip in the total value of investments. According to Accenture, this was due to new measures

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Shenzhen Eyes to Turn Qianhai an Epicenter for Fintech and Blockchain

The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone or the Qianhai Special Economic Zone, is an experimental commercial development in Shenzhen set up to encourage foreign investment in modern industries. It is emerging as one of China’s biggest centers

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A Deeper Look into The Greater Bay Area, China’s Answer to Silicon Valley

The Fintech Association of Hong Kong has released a new report exploring the Greater Bay Area (GBA)’s cities, policies, and fintech landscape. The report, gives an overview of the GBA’s demographics, fintech companies, projects and goals, including policy and regulatory

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How is China’s Smallest Province Hainan Attracting Fintech Giants Like Tencent

Since president Xi Jinping announced a plan to gradually turn Hainan into a pilot free trade zone by 2020 and transform the location into a free trade port by the year 2025, Internet giants and fintech firms are flocking in.

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China’s Top 10 Fintech Startups and Companies

China continues to be the world’s undisputed fintech leader, with about 600 deals completed in 2018 and a fintech adoption rate of 69%, the highest in the world, according to EY’s 2017 Financial Technology Adoption Index. Out of the world’s

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China’s TechCrunch Equivalent Eyes US IPO

36Kr, a Chinese company operating a media platform covering startups and technology in China, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) in the US as soon as this year and is targeting to raise at least US$100 million, people with

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