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How the Legal Entity Identifier Is Creating a More Secure and Transparent Global Digital Economy

Doing business in a modern economy like Hong Kong means digitally connecting with people, organisations and systems on a global scale. Since the birth of the internet, companies have endeavoured to increase their digital presence. The rise of websites, social

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Heralding the Expanse of Fintech in Hong Kong

Historically, regions such as Hong Kong and similar nations in southeast Asia have been loath to accept the merits of fintech. However, this trend has reversed markedly of late, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority handing out licenses to eight

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Crypto Hedge Funds AUM Doubled in 2019

In 2019, cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds’ assets under management (AUM) doubled to US$2 billion, and the average per fund jumped to US$44 million from US$21.9 million the prior year, according to a research by PwC and digital asset investment firm Elwood

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South Korea’s Rapidly Growing P2P Lending Industry Faces Scrutiny

With a mushrooming delinquency rate and investment fraud allegations, South Korea’s rapidly growing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry has come under scrutiny. Over the past couple of years, the delinquency rate, or the percentage of loans that are past due, has

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Temenos Bags Taiwan’s Virtual Bank as a Customer

Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Next Commercial Bank (Next Bank), has selected Temenos Transact to power its launch as one of Taiwan’s first virtual bank. Cloud-native, cloud-agnostic they said that Temenos Transact will deliver rich, pre-configured banking functionality

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Korean Messaging Giant Kakao’s Ground X Launches Digital Asset Wallet “Klip”

Ground X, the blockchain affiliate of South Korean Internet giant Kakao and developer of Klaytn, today launched a blockchain-based digital asset wallet service called Klip. Available in KakaoTalk, a mobile messaging application used by more than 90% of the South

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In Japan, COVID-19 Puts a Brake on Merchant Cashless Payments Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil have put a brake on merchant adoption of cashless payments, according to a new report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Japanese government launched a cashless incentive program last year to sustain

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Jetco Rolls Out Cross-Bank Cardless Withdrawal Service in Hong Kong

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) today announced the rollout of Hong Kong’s first cross-bank cardless withdrawal service. Customers of participating JETCO member banks can take out cash instantly from any JETCO automatic teller machine (ATM) that supports this service

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