Blockchain/Bitcoin

Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange to Launch First NFT Trading Platform in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange (HKD.com), has announced its plans for what it described as Hong Kong’s first one-stop trading platform for NFT (Non-Fungible Token) digital artwork. The launch is scheduled for third quarter of 2021. The platform is

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HK Based Digital Asset Custodian Hex Trust Snags US$6 Million in Funding

Hong Kong-based digital asset custody service provider Hex Trust announced that it has closed its Series A funding round with US$6 million led by QBN Capital. Investors also joining the round include Cell Rising, Radiant Tech Ventures, Kenetic Capital, HashKey,

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Visa Pilots Payment Settlements Using Stablecoin with Crypto.com

Visa announced that it will allow the use of USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle transactions on its payment network over Ethereum, an open-source blockchain. Visa said that it is piloting the capability with

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SFC-Licensed Crypto Trading Platform OSL Goes Live

OSL Digital Securities Limited (OSL DS), a SFC-licensed digital asset platform and member of BC Technology Group, announced that it has officially gone live with the execution of the first customer trades via its licensed trading desk. OSL DS holds

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Crypto.com Inks Deal With Aston Martin Formula 1 Team

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced a global partnership with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team ahead of its 2021 Formula One car launch. Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has signed a multi-year deal with the cryptocurrency platform

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Central Banks of China and UAE Joins Hong Kong-Thailand’s Digital Currency Project

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced in a joint statement that the central banks of China and the United Arab Emirates will be joining them for the second phase of their central bank

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QTUM Partners Blockpass to Offer Blockchain-Based Regtech Solutions

Blockpass, a regtech platform leveraging the use of blockchain, has announced its partnership with QTUM, an open-sourced public blockchain application platform. Through this new partnership, Blockpass and QTUM will work together to support the space. This includes QTUM offering subsidies

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ConsenSys Partners China’s State-Backed Blockchain Network

ConsenSys, a global blockchain software company, announced a partnership with the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), China’s national blockchain infrastructure, to make blockchain more accessible for enterprises and government organisations. As part of the partnership, ConsenSys Quorum, an open-source protocol layer that

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Cyberport & R3 Identify Potential Blockchain Projects in Block adVenture

Hong Kong digital tech park Cyberport has partnered with R3, a distributed ledger and blockchain software development company, for its accelerator programme Block adVenture where so far 10 teams have been selected. The three-month startup programme focusing on blockchain technology

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Crypto.com Ties up With Booking.com to Offer Travel Discounts

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com has announced a partnership with Booking.com to deliver travel deals to all its users within its app. Crypto.com users who make Booking.com reservations in the app will receive a discount of up to 25% for

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