Blockchain/Bitcoin

Funding for Blockchain and Bitcoin Media in China Skyrocketing Despite Little Track Record

Online blockchain media are on the rise in China. According to the statistics by Daily Economic News, 7 blockchain media companies in China raised funding in merely 9 days, between March 1 and March 9. There was a spate of

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PWC Invests in Blockchain IOT Startup

PwC Hong Kong and PwC Singapore announce that they are in a joint business relationship with VeChain Global Technology Holding Limited (“VeChain“), a Blockchain service provider specializing in the Internet of Things, supply chain management and anti-counterfeiting. In connection with

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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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Former Wall Street Hedge Fund Manager Launches Crypto Investment Bank Clipper Coin

In 2010, Zhen Liu started what became China’s first hedge fund and four years later he founded the country’s first robo-advisory firm, Clipper Advisor. He has since moved into the crypto space, having recently launched Clipper Coin Capital, which he hopes to

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Hong Kong Remains ICO Crypto Hub Despite Regulator Skepticism

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has taken a critical tone on initial coin offerings (ICOs), qualifying many of these as “dubious, if not downright frauds.” In a speech at the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association on April

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Fintech And Blockchain See Strong Rise In Hangzhou

When talking about fintech in China, it is common to hear mentions of hubs such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, but the lesser known city of Hangzhou is quickly catching up with its counterparts.   Hangzhou, a startup

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13 Must-Attend Blockchain Conferences In 2018

With the surge in popularity of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, hundreds of events and conferences are being organized around the world to sensitize top executives and decision makers on the potential of these technologies. Here are 12 must-attend events focusing on

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JD.com Launches New Accelerator for Blockchain and AI Technology Development

JD.com, China’s largest retailer online or offline, has launched a new accelerator, AI Catapult, for the development of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Beginning in March, AI Catapult, which is part of JD’s AI program, will partner with innovative blockchain

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ICOs in Hong Kong

While China strictly banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency exchanges platforms and Macau’s monetary regulator barred local firms from providing ICO-related financial services, Hong Kong has emerged as something as an ICO hub. Hong Kong has witnessed several token

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FinTech Association of Hong Kong Launches Best Practice Paper on ICOs

In response to growing interest in digital token sales, often referred to as Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (“FTAHK”) has today published a paper outlining best practices for running token sales in Hong Kong.  The

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