Blockchain/Bitcoin

WeBank Launches Its New Brand “WeBank Blockchain” to Focus On ESG

WeBank, a digital-only bank in China, launched its new brand “WeBank Blockchain” which will be focused on building trusted ESG infrastructure to promote equity and sustainable development for its blockchain technology. To better promote ESG development, WeBank Blockchain will focus

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HKMA Seeks Public Feedback for Its Retail Digital Currency Research

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued a discussion paper titled “e-HKD: A policy and design perspective”, inviting views from the public on key policy and design issues for its retail central bank digital currency (rCBDC). After announcing the

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StanChart Hong Kong Partners With The Sandbox to Explore the Metaverse

Standard Chartered (Hong Kong) announced a new partnership with The Sandbox, a decentralised gaming virtual world, to create innovative experiences for its customers and the community. Led by SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Group’s investment arm, the bank will actively engage

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LINE Launches NFT Marketplace in Japan

LVC Corporation, the operator of LINE’s crypto asset and blockchain businesses, announced that it has launched a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace available only in Japan called LINE NFT. From today onwards, the marketplace will offer around 40,000 NFT products for

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OneDegree Partners With Munich Re to Launch a Digital Asset Insurance Product

Hong Kong insurer OneDegree announced that it has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with Munich Re to launch OneInfinity, a digital asset insurance product. OneInfinity is an insurance and technology product offering designed specifically for digital asset trading platforms,

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HSBC Partners Animoca Brands’ The Sandbox to Make Its Metaverse Debut

HSBC has partnered with The Sandbox, a decentralised gaming virtual world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to connect with an emerging generation of metaverse participants and entrepreneurs through immersive experiences. The bank said that it is acquiring a 3×3 LAND

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Hex Trust Closes US$88 Million Series B Co-led by Animoca Brands, Liberty City Ventures

Hex Trust, a digital asset custodian which is fully licensed in Hong Kong and Singapore, announced that it has closed its Series B funding round of US$88 million co-led by Animoca Brands and Liberty City Ventures. Hex Trust’s Series B includes

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ConsenSys Raises US$450 Million Series D From Temasek, SoftBank and Microsoft

Global blockchain software company ConsenSys announced the close of a US$450 million Series D financing round, bringing its valuation to over US$7 billion. ParaFi Capital led this raise after participating in ConsenSys’ Series C round in November 2021. New investors

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NFT Platform UCOLLEX Closes US$10 Million Series A Led by Animoca Brands

UCOLLEX, a Hong Kong-based NFT platform, announced that it has completed a US$10 million Series A funding round led by Animoca Brands and MCP IPX One Fund (IPX Fund), which was established by MCP Asset Management (Japan). The company runs a

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Crypto.com Announced as Official Title Partner of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

South Florida Motorsports (SFM) announced the HK based Crypto.com as the official title partner of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. This prestigious new deal will see Crypto.com become an integral part of the newest Formula 1 event on the

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