Blockchain/Bitcoin

HashKey Group Sets Sights on Surpassing Coinbase with Launch of HashKey Global

HashKey Group, an operator in Hong Kong’s licensed cryptocurrency exchange market, has expanded its offerings with the initiation of HashKey Global. This move introduces a global trading platform under a Bermuda-issued Digital Asset Business license. However, the service faces regulatory

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Singapore’s DigiFT Expands Operations to Hong Kong, With Kevin Loo as CEO

DigiFT, an exchange for on-chain real-world assets (RWA) licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), is extending its operations to Hong Kong. This extension is marked by DigiFT’s inclusion in the Cyberport Incubation Programme, a hub in Hong Kong

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HKbitEX Receives Regulatory Approval-in-Principle for Virtual Asset Trading

HKbitEX, affiliated with Tykhe Capital Group Limited, has announced that it received preliminary approval from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for Type 1 (dealing in securities) and Type 7 (providing automated trading services) licenses under the Securities

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HashKey Exchange Partners with Victory Securities to Enhance Crypto Services

HashKey Exchange, a licensed crypto exchange in Hong Kong, has partnered with Victory Securities, a corporation licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). The partnership focuses on institutional virtual asset custody services, utilising Omnibus accounts to offer

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HSBC Gold Token to Democratise Gold Investment for Retail Customers in Hong Kong

HSBC has unveiled the HSBC Gold Token for its retail customers in Hong Kong. This development introduces tokenised gold to the retail market, accessible through the bank’s online and mobile platforms. The HSBC Gold Token, which represents physical gold ownership

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e-HKD: How Hong Kong’s Digital Currency Might Change How We Think About Money

In the ever-changing world of finance, we’re standing at the brink of a transformation that’s as profound as it is wide-reaching. At the heart of this seismic shift is Hong Kong, where the global pulse of finance meets cutting-edge technology.

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Project Aurum Phase Two Focuses on Privacy for Retail CBDCs

The BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), has initiated the second phase of Project Aurum. This phase aims to explore and enhance privacy measures for retail central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

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GSBN Partners Ant to Digitise Shipping Processes in Hong Kong’s wCBDC Project

The Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), in partnership with Ant Group, has developed a prototype electronic bill of lading (eBL) to digitise the longstanding paper-based processes in the shipping industry. According to GSBN CEO Bertrand Chen, this advancement is part

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HKMA Alerts Public to Fraudulent Claims Regarding e-HKD Pilot Programme

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) advises the public to exercise caution following reports of entities falsely claiming involvement in the e-HKD Pilot Programme. These entities have promoted e-HKD-related investment opportunities to attract investors under pretenses. The HKMA will officially

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The World’s Largest Pension Fund from Japan Eyes Bitcoin Diversification

The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, holding the title of the world’s largest pension fund with assets amounting to US$1.5 trillion (227 trillion yen), is broadening its investment strategy to potentially include Bitcoin. This strategic exploration was highlighted

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