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HK FinTech Week: What’s Next for Blockchain in Finance?

HK FinTech Week: What’s Next for Blockchain in Finance?

HK FinTech Week: What’s Next for Blockchain in Finance?

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

HK Blockchain Ecosystem

Blockchain Industry Leaders R3 and FORMS HK join Cyberport to Launch “Block AdVenture” Program

Blockchain Industry Leaders R3 and FORMS HK join Cyberport to Launch “Block AdVenture” Program

Hong Kong's innovation hub, Cyberport along with leading global enterprise blockchain platform provider R3 and FORMS HK have launched the Block AdVenture program.

“LU HK” Mobile App Brings a New Paradigm to Online Wealth Management, With No Entry Barriers and No Limits

“LU HK” Mobile App Brings a New Paradigm to Online Wealth Management, With No Entry Barriers and No Limits

Lu International (Hong Kong) Limited has launched its LU HK mobile application, offering 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week integrated wealth management services to Hong Kong customers.

BIS to Explore Potential Advantages of Defi on Small & Medium Enterprises in H.K.

BIS to Explore Potential Advantages of Defi on Small & Medium Enterprises in H.K.

As part of its research plans, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will explore if decentralized finance (DeFi) technologies can enhance financing for small and medium enterprises in Hong Kong.

Crypto Exchange Huobi Plans to Reverse IPO in Hong Kong

Crypto Exchange Huobi Plans to Reverse IPO in Hong Kong

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has reportedly been planning a reverse initial public offering (IPO) according to a document revealed by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).

FTX and Busan Reaches Deal to Accelerate Blockchain Businesses

FTX and Busan Reaches Deal to Accelerate Blockchain Businesses

The City of Busan and the cryptocurrency exchange FTX signed a business agreement to support the establishment of the Busan Digital Asset Exchange.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Explores Virtual Asset Regulation in UAE and Highlights Converging Global Standards

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Explores Virtual Asset Regulation in UAE and Highlights Converging Global Standards

According to a report by Ming Pao, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) recently visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss the regulation of virtual assets (cryptos) with the local central bank.

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Prof. Aris Stouraitis presents how Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) offered by Hong Kong Baptist University strives to nurture interdisciplinary talents and he offers the top 5 career advice for graduates who wish to work in FinTech and blockchain industry!

Hashkey Group Targets $1 Billion Valuation with $200 Million Fundraising

Hashkey Group Targets $1 Billion Valuation with $200 Million Fundraising

Hong Kong-based HashKey Group, Asia’s leading end-to-end digital asset management and finance house, is in preliminary discussions to raise up to $200 million, a move that could propel its valuation north of $1 billion, as Hong Kong emerges as a growing global crypto hub.

Hong Kong Resumes Discussion on Stablecoin Regulation, Offering 5 Options to the Public

Hong Kong Resumes Discussion on Stablecoin Regulation, Offering 5 Options to the Public

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a discussion paper in which it is soliciting the public’s contributions to its proposed regulatory approach to digital currencies and stablecoins.

Cardano Will be “Extremely Competitive” in the DeFi Space With Upcoming Goguen Rollout

Cardano Will be “Extremely Competitive” in the DeFi Space With Upcoming Goguen Rollout

IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson laid out the roadmap for September, including multiple performance improvements, and new wallet functions.

HKMA Strengthens Financial Ties with Malaysia

HKMA Strengthens Financial Ties with Malaysia

HKMA delegation visited Malaysia to enhance financial collaboration.

HKMA Warns Public About Phishing Messages Linked to ICBC (Asia)

HKMA Warns Public About Phishing Messages Linked to ICBC (Asia)

HKMA alerts public to phishing messages related to ICBC (Asia).

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Reports April Foreign Currency Reserves

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Reports April Foreign Currency Reserves

HKMA releases data on Hong Kong's foreign currency reserves and liquidity for April 2024.

Hong Kong's Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Reach $417.2 Billion in May 2024

Hong Kong's Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Reach $417.2 Billion in May 2024

Hong Kong’s foreign currency reserves hit $417.2 billion in May 2024, per the HKMA.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Fake Emails

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Fake Emails

HKMA alerts public about a fraudulent website and fake emails claiming HKMA regulation.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Issue Renminbi Sovereign Bonds

Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Issue Renminbi Sovereign Bonds

HKMA announces issuance of Renminbi Sovereign Bonds through its Central Moneymarkets Unit.

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Reports HK$260 Million Loss for 2023 Amid Market Challenges

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Reports HK$260 Million Loss for 2023 Amid Market Challenges

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) announces a HK$260 million loss for 2023, citing market-driven challenges.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Results of RMB Sovereign Bond Tenders

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Results of RMB Sovereign Bond Tenders

HKMA releases tender results for 2-year RMB Sovereign Bonds.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns About Phishing Messages Targeting China Construction Bank (Asia)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns About Phishing Messages Targeting China Construction Bank (Asia)

HKMA issues alert on phishing instant messages involving China Construction Bank (Asia).

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Issues Warning on Fraudulent Banking Website

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Issues Warning on Fraudulent Banking Website

HKMA alerts public to fraudulent website linked to China CITIC Bank.

HKMA Alerts Public on Fraudulent Websites Linked to Mizuho Bank

HKMA Alerts Public on Fraudulent Websites Linked to Mizuho Bank

HKMA warns about fraudulent websites impersonating Mizuho Bank.

HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website Impersonating Ant Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website Impersonating Ant Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority alerts the public about a fraudulent website mimicking Ant Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.

HKMA Adjusts Countercyclical Measures for Property Mortgage Loans

HKMA Adjusts Countercyclical Measures for Property Mortgage Loans

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announces technical adjustments to countercyclical macroprudential measures for property mortgage loans.

HKMA Reports Increase in Exchange Fund Foreign Assets in May 2024

HKMA Reports Increase in Exchange Fund Foreign Assets in May 2024

HKMA reports HK$7.8 billion increase in Exchange Fund foreign assets, reaching HK$3,468 billion by end of May 2024.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Responds to US Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Decision

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Responds to US Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Decision

HKMA addresses stability amid Fed's unchanged interest rates.

HKMA Broadens Mortgage Insurance Programme Eligibility Criteria

HKMA Broadens Mortgage Insurance Programme Eligibility Criteria

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has expanded the eligibility criteria of the Mortgage Insurance Programme.

HKMA Reports Decrease in Composite Interest Rate for May 2024

HKMA Reports Decrease in Composite Interest Rate for May 2024

Hong Kong Monetary Authority announces a 4 basis point decrease in the composite interest rate for May 2024, reflecting lower weighted funding costs.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Updates Telemarketing Code to Limit Calls

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Updates Telemarketing Code to Limit Calls

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has introduced a revised Code of Practice for telemarketing to enhance consumer protection and limit call frequency.

HKMA Releases Q1 2024 Payment Card Statistics Showing Growth in Credit Card Transactions

HKMA Releases Q1 2024 Payment Card Statistics Showing Growth in Credit Card Transactions

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published the first-quarter 2024 statistics on payment cards issued in Hong Kong, revealing notable trends in credit and debit card usage.

HKMA Releases Q1 2024 Statistics on Stored Value Facilities Schemes

HKMA Releases Q1 2024 Statistics on Stored Value Facilities Schemes

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published its Q1 2024 statistics on Stored Value Facilities (SVF) schemes, revealing significant growth in SVF accounts and transaction values.

HKMA Hosts Seminar on Banking Sector Support for SMEs

HKMA Hosts Seminar on Banking Sector Support for SMEs

The HKMA, along with key banking associations, hosted a seminar to discuss support measures for SMEs, benefiting around 7,000 businesses with over HK$15 billion in credit.

HKMA Issues Alert on Phishing Messages Related to Ant Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

HKMA Issues Alert on Phishing Messages Related to Ant Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

HKMA warns the public about phishing messages impersonating Ant Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, urging caution and immediate reporting of suspicious activities.

HKMC Releases 2023 Annual Report Highlighting ESG Initiatives

HKMC Releases 2023 Annual Report Highlighting ESG Initiatives

The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) has published its 2023 Annual Report, focusing on business performance, financial position, and ESG initiatives.

Banque de France and HKMA Collaborate to Enhance CBDC Cross-Border Payments

Banque de France and HKMA Collaborate to Enhance CBDC Cross-Border Payments

The Banque de France (BDF) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have announced a collaboration to advance CBDC cross-border payment solutions.

HKMA Releases June 2024 Quarterly Bulletin Highlighting Banking Sector Developments

HKMA Releases June 2024 Quarterly Bulletin Highlighting Banking Sector Developments

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published its June 2024 Quarterly Bulletin, focusing on recent banking sector developments.

Hong Kong Mortgage Applications Drop 16.1% in May 2024, HKMA Reports

Hong Kong Mortgage Applications Drop 16.1% in May 2024, HKMA Reports

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority reported a 16.1% decrease in mortgage applications for May 2024, while mortgage loans approved increased by 8.8%.

HKMA Warns Public of Fraudulent Social Media Account and Phishing Messages Related to Royal Bank of Canada

HKMA Warns Public of Fraudulent Social Media Account and Phishing Messages Related to Royal Bank of Canada

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority alerts the public about fraudulent social media accounts and phishing messages related to the Royal Bank of Canada.

HKMA Issues Alert on Fraudulent Website Impersonating DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

HKMA Issues Alert on Fraudulent Website Impersonating DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued a public alert regarding a fraudulent website and internet banking login screen impersonating DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.

HKMA Imposes HK$10 Million Fine on DBS Bank (Hong Kong) for AML Failures

HKMA Imposes HK$10 Million Fine on DBS Bank (Hong Kong) for AML Failures

HKMA has imposed a HK$10 million penalty on DBS Bank (Hong Kong) for breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance.

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Appoints Colin Pou as New CEO

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Appoints Colin Pou as New CEO

The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) has appointed Colin Pou Hak Wan as the new CEO, effective December 2024, succeeding Raymond LC Li.

SFC and HKMA Release Updated List of Financial Service Providers for OTC Derivatives

SFC and HKMA Release Updated List of Financial Service Providers for OTC Derivatives

The SFC and HKMA have published their annual updates to the list of financial services providers under the OTC derivatives regulatory regime.

HKMA and SFC Announce Annual Updates to Financial Services Providers List

HKMA and SFC Announce Annual Updates to Financial Services Providers List

The HKMA and SFC have concluded their annual updates to the Financial Services Providers list under the OTC derivatives regulatory regime.

SFC Issues Warnings Against Tokencan, VBIT Exchange, and HKD.com for Fraud and Unlicensed Activities

SFC Issues Warnings Against Tokencan, VBIT Exchange, and HKD.com for Fraud and Unlicensed Activities

The SFC has issued warnings about Tokencan, VBIT Exchange, and HKD.com Corporation for suspected virtual asset-related fraud and unlicensed activities.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns Against Unauthorized Banking Activities

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns Against Unauthorized Banking Activities

The HKMA alerts the public about unauthorized banking activities by a firm operating without proper authorization in Hong Kong.

HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Phishing Emails Linked to China CITIC Bank International

HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Phishing Emails Linked to China CITIC Bank International

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) alerts the public about a fraudulent website and phishing emails linked to China CITIC Bank International Limited.

SFC and HKMA Endorse PBoC’s New Measure on Northbound Swap Connect

SFC and HKMA Endorse PBoC’s New Measure on Northbound Swap Connect

The SFC and HKMA have expressed support for the PBoC's new measure on Northbound Swap Connect margin collateral arrangement, aimed at enhancing market stability.

HKMA and SFC Endorse PBoC’s New Margin Collateral Measure for Northbound Swap Connect

HKMA and SFC Endorse PBoC’s New Margin Collateral Measure for Northbound Swap Connect

HKMA and SFC welcome PBoC’s initiative to allow offshore investors to use onshore bonds as margin collateral for Northbound Swap Connect, enhancing market participation.

HKMA Announces Senior Staff Changes: Raymond Li to Retire, Colin Pou to Succeed

HKMA Announces Senior Staff Changes: Raymond Li to Retire, Colin Pou to Succeed

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announces the retirement of Raymond Li and the succession by Colin Pou. Open recruitment for the Executive Director role will follow.

More Crypto Firm Tenants Settle in Hong Kong Central CBD Offices

More Crypto Firm Tenants Settle in Hong Kong Central CBD Offices

Hong Kong Land Holdings Ltd announced Wednesday that the real estate firm has signed a lease contract with a crypto firm, embracing the first crypto company to use their offices in the city's cbd.

HKD.com Announces M+A with Technicorum Holdings, Creating $100m Valuation in Singapore

HKD.com Announces M+A with Technicorum Holdings, Creating $100m Valuation in Singapore

Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange Limited (HKD.com), a leading digital asset exchange in Hong Kong, today announced that the company has entered a joint strategic partnership and merger and acquisition with Technicorum Holdings (www.technicorum.com), diving further into the $163 billion annual global blockchain market.

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong is set to become the first market in Asia to allow Virtual Asset Spot ETFs, with around ten fund companies preparing for launch. This move signifies a major shift in the region's approach to virtual assets.

HDAO soared +1469% immediately after listing!

HDAO soared +1469% immediately after listing!

Earlier, the most influential Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange HKD.com launched its platform token HKD.com DAO (HDAO), sold out in 5 seconds.

InvestHK announces core events of extended StartmeupHK Festival 2020

InvestHK announces core events of extended StartmeupHK Festival 2020

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (January 20) announced details of next month’s StartmeupHK Festival, its influential annual showcase of what’s new and what’s next in the world of start-ups. Entering its fifth year, the StartmeupHK Festival this year has been extended to six days and features seven core events that will present the latest ideas, trends and innovation to an audience from around the world.

HashKey Launches Wealth Management Platform for Institutional Investors

HashKey Launches Wealth Management Platform for Institutional Investors

HashKey Group has launched a wealth management platform for professional and institutional investors in response to growing demand for virtual assets. The Hong Kong-based digital asset firm is expanding its over-the-counter trading service and increasing its liquidity coverage to 24/7.

HashKey Group Secures Licenses from Regulator to Operate Virtual Asset Trading Platform

HashKey Group Secures Licenses from Regulator to Operate Virtual Asset Trading Platform

Hong Kong-based digital assets company HashKey Group announced it has secured regulatory approval from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SEC) to operate a virtual asset trading platform.

HK FinTech Week: China’s eCNY Wallet Registers 140M Users, Rises 6 Times More, says PBoC Official

HK FinTech Week: China’s eCNY Wallet Registers 140M Users, Rises 6 Times More, says PBoC Official

China’s digital yuan wallet has witnessed its user base rise six times more just after the past four months to hit 140 million active accounts.

South Korea's Crypto Tax Delayed Until Jan 2025

South Korea's Crypto Tax Delayed Until Jan 2025

Crypto tax on digital assets in South Korea will be further delayed by another two years, according to an announcement from an official of the Ministry of Economy and Finance tax policy.

E-HKD’s Development in Hong Kong- The Future Way of Currency?

E-HKD’s Development in Hong Kong- The Future Way of Currency?

Exclusive: a study shows that 90% of surveyed central banks worldwide are exploring the future issuance of CBDCs. Blockchain.News interviewed industry experts to find out the outlook of e-HKD and its potential adoption.

PBoC Governor Yi Gang Reports $300 Million in Digital Yuan Pilot Transactions

PBoC Governor Yi Gang Reports $300 Million in Digital Yuan Pilot Transactions

China’s digital yuan pilot testing in four of its cities has recorded a sum of nearly $300 million (two billion yuan) in transactions according to the People’s Bank of China's Head.

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Enters Epoch 3 With Two Major Milestones Accomplished

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Enters Epoch 3 With Two Major Milestones Accomplished

The Cardano Shelley mainnet has already reached two significant milestones ahead of epoch 3 — reaching the target of 1,000 registered stake pools and having the first block produced by an external party other than Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) and Emurgo.

BC Technology Group Shares Drop 30%, Company Clarifies OSL Sale Rumor

BC Technology Group Shares Drop 30%, Company Clarifies OSL Sale Rumor

BC Technology Group Limited refutes rumors of considering selling its virtual asset trading platform, OSL, following a Bloomberg report, amidst a significant drop in its share prices on 17 October 2023. The company clarified there's no ongoing negotiation or consideration regarding the OSL sale, urging investors to exercise caution.

HKSFC Guidance on Virtual Asset Fund Managers: The 4 Key Takeaways

HKSFC Guidance on Virtual Asset Fund Managers: The 4 Key Takeaways

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) released the latest guideline “Proforma Terms and Conditions for Licensed Corporations which Manage Portfolios that Invest in Virtual Assets”, providing further guidance on fund dealing and virtual asset fund management.

Hong Kong SFC Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

Hong Kong SFC Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong concluded a consultation period today, revealing the finalized regulatory requirements for operators of virtual asset trading platforms licensed by the SFC.

HK to Issue Tokenised Green Bond, Open Market for Virtual Assets ETFs Trading

HK to Issue Tokenised Green Bond, Open Market for Virtual Assets ETFs Trading

HKFTW2022: In the latest policy statement published in Hong Kong, regulators disclosed issuing tokenized green bonds this year and actively developing virtual assets trading.=

HKbitEX Receives Provisional Approval for Virtual Asset Trading Platform License in Hong Kong

HKbitEX Receives Provisional Approval for Virtual Asset Trading Platform License in Hong Kong

HKbitEX, a subsidiary of Tykhe Capital, has been granted a Type 1 regulated activity license and a Type 7 regulated activity license for its virtual asset trading platform, making it the first fully licensed digital financial group under the new licensing regime. This marks HKbitEX's commitment to regulatory compliance and investor protection.

HKMA Forms "Project Ensemble Architecture Community" to Shape Tokenization Standards

HKMA Forms "Project Ensemble Architecture Community" to Shape Tokenization Standards

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has established the "Project Ensemble Architecture Community" to promote interoperability among WCCBDCs and tokenized assets, aiming for seamless interbank settlement.

Facebook's Libra Sparked CBDC Race, COVID-19 Made Central Banks Realize Its Necessity

Facebook's Libra Sparked CBDC Race, COVID-19 Made Central Banks Realize Its Necessity

Digital innovation and central bank digital currency adoption (CBDC) have been on the rise despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What has driven CBDC forward?

HKMA Initiates Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox Program

HKMA Initiates Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox Program

The HKMA has announced the launch of a stablecoin issuer sandbox, a step forward for fintech innovation in Hong Kong, aligning with regulatory oversight.

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange HKVAEX Announces Phased Shutdown

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange HKVAEX Announces Phased Shutdown

HKVAEX, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, has initiated a phased suspension of their services, leading to a complete shutdown by May 1, 2024.

Swift's CBDC Connector Enters Beta Testing with Global Central Banks

Swift's CBDC Connector Enters Beta Testing with Global Central Banks

Swift, a leading provider of secure financial messaging services, has announced beta testing of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) interoperability solution. The initiative aims to bridge the gap between digital and fiat-based currencies, with three central banks and over 30 financial institutions participating in the second phase of sandbox experiments. Swift's CBDC initiative aims to ensure digital currencies and tokenized assets seamlessly integrate into the financial ecosystem, preventing "digital islands" and facilitating global value transfer.

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss!  Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss! Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022

Since 2021, NFT has been one of the hottest topics, it is said that the year 2021 is the Birth Year of NFT. According to “The Collins Word of the Year 2021”, the use of the word “NFT” has seen a 1,100,00% increase. In the birth year of NFT, its estimated sales also increased over 2,000% between Q4 2020 to Q1 2021, from 93 Million USD to an astounding 2 Billion USD.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Sets Regulatory Standards for Tokenized Products

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Sets Regulatory Standards for Tokenized Products

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has released a circular outlining regulatory standards for institutions selling and distributing tokenized products, aiming to promote innovation, ensure consumer and investor protection, and promote due diligence, transparency, and risk management.

South Korea to Introduce 10%-50% Gift Tax on Crypto Airdrops

South Korea to Introduce 10%-50% Gift Tax on Crypto Airdrops

Users who receive crypto airdrops in South Korea could be taxed at 10%-50%. The virtual asset gains tax will start taking effect in 2025.

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Supports HKMA's Risk-Based Approach to Regulate Stablecoins

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Supports HKMA's Risk-Based Approach to Regulate Stablecoins

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong said that it is in principle supportive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's January discussion paper on crypto assets and stablecoins.

HK FinTech Week: Understanding Misconceptions on Cryptocurrency

HK FinTech Week: Understanding Misconceptions on Cryptocurrency

Misconceptions about cryptocurrencies have been prevalent since their inceptions more than ten years ago with Bitcoin being the first to revolutionise the blockchain system.

ConsenSys Picked to Help Develop Phase 2 of Hong Kong's CBDC Project

ConsenSys Picked to Help Develop Phase 2 of Hong Kong's CBDC Project

Blockchain firm ConsenSys has revealed that it has been awarded a cross-border payment network study project by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Betting Jeopardizes Jockey Racing Integrity, Warns HKJC Expert

Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Betting Jeopardizes Jockey Racing Integrity, Warns HKJC Expert

During a presentation at the Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, Tom Chignell, a Hong Kong Jockey Club expert, warned that illegal cryptocurrency betting markets could seriously compromise jockey racing integrity.

Prosecutors Investigate Do Kwon with Ponzi Fraud Charges amid Terraform Labs Dissolvement

Prosecutors Investigate Do Kwon with Ponzi Fraud Charges amid Terraform Labs Dissolvement

South Korean Prosecutors are investigating Do Kwon if they will file Ponzi fraud charges against him following the Terra crash.

Exclusive: Lack of Interdisciplinarity - Culprit for FinTech Talent Shortage

Exclusive: Lack of Interdisciplinarity - Culprit for FinTech Talent Shortage

Professor Aris Stouraitis, Department Head of Finance & Decision Sciences at Hong Kong Baptist University shares with us the culprit of FinTech talent shortage! He also highlights how financial institutions, governments, and academic institutions can address this problem.

S. Korean Presidential Candidates to go Head to Head in Crypto Policies

S. Korean Presidential Candidates to go Head to Head in Crypto Policies

As South Korea's presidential elections draw to a close, crypto is turning into a political battleground with both candidates set to showcase a number of crypto-related policies.

Cardano (ADA) Price Surges Over 75 Percent as the Crypto Becomes the 8th Largest by Market Cap

Cardano (ADA) Price Surges Over 75 Percent as the Crypto Becomes the 8th Largest by Market Cap

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) the blockchain development company behind the Cardano blockchain has recently released updates for Goguen, its next phase.

North Korea Targets Crypto Exchanges to Fund Missile Programs: UN Report Reveals

North Korea Targets Crypto Exchanges to Fund Missile Programs: UN Report Reveals

North Korea has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency between 2020 and mid-2021 to fund the country's missile programmes, an excerpt from a United Nations report stated.

Ex-Chief Executive of the HKMA Establishes Digital Wallet Firm to Solve Issues in Cross-Border Trade Finance

Ex-Chief Executive of the HKMA Establishes Digital Wallet Firm to Solve Issues in Cross-Border Trade Finance

The former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has established a new digital wallet company, RD Wallet Technologies Limited.

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Countdown Has Begun, Tests Have Been Positive So Far

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Countdown Has Begun, Tests Have Been Positive So Far

Cardano founder Charles Hoskison announced today that IOHK’s Director of DevOps Samuel Leathers has initiated the update proposal for Cardano’s Shelley hard fork. The countdown for the long-awaited Shelley hard fork on Cardano’s main network has begun and will take five days, as scheduled on July 29.

Why Hong Kong Will Be a Leading Digital Asset Trading Centre in Asia

Why Hong Kong Will Be a Leading Digital Asset Trading Centre in Asia

Reasons why Hong Kong will a leading digital asset trading centre in Asia.

HashKey Launches as HK's First Licensed Retail Crypto Exchange, Begins BTC and ETH Trading

HashKey Launches as HK's First Licensed Retail Crypto Exchange, Begins BTC and ETH Trading

HashKey Exchange, Hong Kong's first licensed retail virtual asset exchange, launched on 28 August 2023, offering direct bank transfers in USD and HKD, initial fiat trading pairs, and strict compliance with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

HKUST Vice-President Urges Hong Kong to Issue Stablecoin HKDG

HKUST Vice-President Urges Hong Kong to Issue Stablecoin HKDG

According to TKWW, key figures including HKUST Vice-President suggest that the Hong Kong government should issue its own stablecoin, referred to as HKDG, as a strategic move to bolster the city's digital economy.

PCCW, HKT Becomes 1st Hong Kong-based CMT to Join the Metaverse

PCCW, HKT Becomes 1st Hong Kong-based CMT to Join the Metaverse

PCCW and HKT have become the first Hong Kong-based communications, media and technology (CMT) organisations to join the metaverse following a partnership with The Sandbox.

South Korea Arrests 3 Suspects in $3.4 Billion worth Crypto-related Probe

South Korea Arrests 3 Suspects in $3.4 Billion worth Crypto-related Probe

South Korean prosecutors on Thursday arrested three people in a probe of $3.4 billion worth of foreign-exchange transactions for possible connections to illegal crypto-related crimes.

Charles Hoskinson to Airdrop Kanye Coin and Pierce Coin to Demonstrate Cardano’s Multi-Asset Standard

Charles Hoskinson to Airdrop Kanye Coin and Pierce Coin to Demonstrate Cardano’s Multi-Asset Standard

With just one more day to go with the availability of participants being able to interact with the Shelley mainnet launched on June, 30; Charles Hoskinson, the founder, and CEO of Input Output (IOHK), the blockchain engineering firm behind the Cardano blockchain, took it to his “Ask me anything” (AMA) session on Youtube, addressing the recent news on the US Presidential candidates, Kanye West and Brock Pierce.

LG Electronics to Roll Out Crypto Wallet

LG Electronics to Roll Out Crypto Wallet

As part of plans to expand its business scope to include platforms and software, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics is launching a crypto wallet application dubbed “Wallypto.”

HashKey PRO Moves to Expand Retail Services in Hong Kong with New License Application

HashKey PRO Moves to Expand Retail Services in Hong Kong with New License Application

HashKey PRO, a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)-licensed virtual asset trading platform, has taken a major step towards broadening its services in the region.

Hong Kong-based Grand Cru Cellar to Offer First Redeemable Wine NFT in Asia

Hong Kong-based Grand Cru Cellar to Offer First Redeemable Wine NFT in Asia

Hong Kong-based wine importer and distributor Grand Cru Cellar (GCC) has announced plans to enter the NFT industry.

Do Kwon's Fate Remains Uncertain, Prosecutors Completed 'Search and Seizure' Raid

Do Kwon's Fate Remains Uncertain, Prosecutors Completed 'Search and Seizure' Raid

Do Kwon is still under the lens of South Korean regulators as investigations into Terraform Labs and the collapse of the firm’s first tokens, LUNA and UST.

HashKey Group Secures $100 Million in Series A Funding

HashKey Group Secures $100 Million in Series A Funding

HashKey Group raised $100 million in a Series A financing round, reaching a pre-money valuation of $1.2 billion. The Hong Kong-based company plans to use the funds to enhance its Web3 ecosystem and expand its Hong Kong business.

Report on Kwon's Escape to Dubai in Sept is True: Korean Prosecutors

Report on Kwon's Escape to Dubai in Sept is True: Korean Prosecutors

Prosecutors in Seoul have said that a report about crypto fugitive Do Kwon's departure from Singapore to Dubai in September is true. They added that his travel to Dubai is likely a stopover to another destination.

HKEX Set to Build Digital Trading Platform this Year

HKEX Set to Build Digital Trading Platform this Year

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) is set to establish a digital trading platform this year in a pilot version as part of its comprehensive strategy, the bourse announced.

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano founder and IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson recently announced in his YouTube video that the current roadmap for the Shelley hard fork will be going according to plan, scheduled on July 29, 2020.

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June

One of the largest non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exhibitions in Asia titled "ARTAVERSE" will be hosted in Hong Kong starting on June 3.

What Solutions Can Blockchain Bring in Response to the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak?

What Solutions Can Blockchain Bring in Response to the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak?

The coronavirus death toll hit a daily high, as China confirms 3694 cases, a slightly lower number than the day earlier. 28,261 cases of infection have been reported worldwide with 565 deaths, mostly in Hubei province in China. How can blockchain be utilized to tackle this problem?

Former HKEX Executive: Will HkbitEX Issue Its First STO Project Next Year?

Former HKEX Executive: Will HkbitEX Issue Its First STO Project Next Year?

On a forum, the Chief Development Officer of HKbitEX said that she hoped the company would issue its first security token offering (STO) project in 2021.

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Terra's Kwon

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Terra's Kwon

Terraform Labs co-founder has been issued with a red notice from Interpol, prosecutors in South Korea claim, according to a report from Bloomberg.

HashKey Exchange and Animoca Brands Unite to Boost Web3 in Asia

HashKey Exchange and Animoca Brands Unite to Boost Web3 in Asia

HashKey Exchange partners with Animoca Brands to foster Web3 and digital entertainment in Asia, leveraging their strengths in virtual assets and blockchain gaming.

HKMA Releases Whitepaper on Proposing the issue of CBDC: e-HKD

HKMA Releases Whitepaper on Proposing the issue of CBDC: e-HKD

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a Whitepaper to discuss the technical consideration of its proposed CBDC dubbed the e-HKD.

HKUST Designs First Virtual Campus in the Metaverse

HKUST Designs First Virtual Campus in the Metaverse

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) announced its intention to establish the world's first physical-digital twin campuses in the Metaverse.

Samsung to List Blockchain ETF on the HKEX

Samsung to List Blockchain ETF on the HKEX

The new EFT launched by Samsung will track crypto and blockchain tech companies listed in Asia.

InvestHK unveils Global Fast Track Programme to boost fintech development with Hong Kong's proven market resilience and fintech opportunities

InvestHK unveils Global Fast Track Programme to boost fintech development with Hong Kong's proven market resilience and fintech opportunities

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (August 10) unveiled the Global Fast Track Programme, a business-driven programme within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW), Asia's annual flagship fintech event,to help local and global fintech enterprises leverage Hong Kong's proven resilience and fintech opportunities to scale business and accelerate innovation.

Meet the FinTech Entrepreneur: Co-Founder of FinFabrik, Florian Matthaeus Spiegl

Meet the FinTech Entrepreneur: Co-Founder of FinFabrik, Florian Matthaeus Spiegl

There has been a lack of innovation and digitization in the capital market systems, we sat down with Florian Spiegl, the Chief Operating Officer of FinFabrik in Hong Kong, to explore his journey from the traditional capital markets industry to the new modern digital space. FinFabrik, a start-up focused on bridging the gap between the traditional financial markets and the digitization of assets has come a long way helping institutions to digitize illiquid and alternative assets.   

Hong Kong to Release Cryptocurrency Exchange Licensing Guidelines

Hong Kong to Release Cryptocurrency Exchange Licensing Guidelines

The Hong Kong Securities Futures Commission (SFC) plans to release guidelines for cryptocurrency exchange licensing next month, in support of trading services to retail investors by June 1. AML/KYC regulatory requirements were key considerations in the consultation process. Some trading platforms have already received licenses, while others have chosen to cease operations.

Benjamin Quinlan: New Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong Shares Vision for FTAHK 2.0 and the Future of Asia's FinTech Ecosystem

Benjamin Quinlan: New Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong Shares Vision for FTAHK 2.0 and the Future of Asia's FinTech Ecosystem

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong has elected Benjamin Quinlan as Chairman to lead it through the next chapter of its mission to foster the FinTech ecosystem in Hong Kong and Asia.

Hong Kong HKMA Advances CBDC Development with Phase 2 of e-HKD Pilot

Hong Kong HKMA Advances CBDC Development with Phase 2 of e-HKD Pilot

The HKMA has initiated Phase 2 of the e-HKD pilot program, focusing on the tokenization and programmability of digital currency.

HashKey Group Announces HashKey Chain

HashKey Group Announces HashKey Chain

HashKey Group is set to expand its Web3 Ecosystem with the launch of HashKey Chain, a ZK-proof based Ethereum Layer-2 platform, leveraging its token HSK for ecosystem incentives.

Standard Chartered's Planned Hong Kong Virtual Bank Announced as Mox

Standard Chartered's Planned Hong Kong Virtual Bank Announced as Mox

Mox is the new virtual bank in Hong Kong to be launched by Standard Chartered in partnership with PCCW, HKT and Trip.com. Launching later this year, the mission of Mox is to help everyone in Hong Kong grow – “your money, your world, your possibilities.”

Cardano Successfully Changes K Parameter to 500, Blocks Assigned to Community Pools Increased by 6%

Cardano Successfully Changes K Parameter to 500, Blocks Assigned to Community Pools Increased by 6%

Cardano has successfully changed its k parameter to 500, from 150 on Dec. 6, as announced by IOHK, the development company behind the Cardano blockchain.

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement

In an interview given to CBS's 60 Minutes on March 22, 2020, Neel Kashkari, the President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis made a controversial remark on being asked how the state would deal if the situation like 2008 financial crisis would come again due the Coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong's 2024 Budget Introduces 'Regulatory Sandbox' for Stablecoin Testing

Hong Kong's 2024 Budget Introduces 'Regulatory Sandbox' for Stablecoin Testing

Hong Kong to launch a 'regulatory sandbox' for testing stablecoin issuance and business models, as outlined in the city's 2024 budget plan.

Hong Kong Fintechs Embrace Blockchain and DLT

Hong Kong Fintechs Embrace Blockchain and DLT

Blockchain firms make up nearly 40% of all new Hong Kong FinTech companies launched in 2019.

Russian Man Charged For Offering $1 Million in Bitcoin to United States Employee to Install Malware in Company’s Network

Russian Man Charged For Offering $1 Million in Bitcoin to United States Employee to Install Malware in Company’s Network

Russian citizen arrested and charged for trying to recruit an employee to plant malware on a company’s computer network in Nevada, US.

Chinese Ant Group to Divest Non-Core Assets, Including Blockchain, for Another HK IPO Attempt, Reports Bloomberg

Chinese Ant Group to Divest Non-Core Assets, Including Blockchain, for Another HK IPO Attempt, Reports Bloomberg

Following information from insiders cited by Bloomberg, Ant Group is contemplating a restructuring plan. To clear the way for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, this strategy intends to sell parts of its company that are unrelated to its core financial activities in China.

HashKey Group Partners with HKMA on Groundbreaking wCBDC Project

HashKey Group Partners with HKMA on Groundbreaking wCBDC Project

HashKey Group collaborates with HKMA on a wCBDC initiative to revolutionize interbank settlements and tokenized asset management.

HKEX Introduces Synapse: A New Settlement Acceleration Platform for Stock Connect

HKEX Introduces Synapse: A New Settlement Acceleration Platform for Stock Connect

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announces the launch of HKEX Synapse, a settlement acceleration platform designed to improve market efficiency and transparency for Northbound Stock Connect participants. The platform, set to launch on October 9, 2023, will employ DAML smart contracts to streamline post-trade operations. The move aims to enhance real-time data synchronization and scalability for asset managers, brokers, and other market participants.

Blockchain Labs and HashKey Capital Launch Future3 Campus, a Web3.0 Innovation Incubator

Blockchain Labs and HashKey Capital Launch Future3 Campus, a Web3.0 Innovation Incubator

Blockchain Labs and HashKey Capital have announced a joint initiative to establish Future3 Campus, a Web3.0 innovation incubator aimed at promoting the global Web3.0 ecosystem.

Alibaba’s Ant Group Set to be 2020’s Top IPOs in Hong Kong and Shanghai

Alibaba’s Ant Group Set to be 2020’s Top IPOs in Hong Kong and Shanghai

Ant Financial, formerly known as Alipay and known renamed to ‘Ant Group’, has announced its intentions of launching an initial public offering (IPO) that would be featured both on the Shanghai Stock Exchanges' STAR board and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX/ SEHK).

HashKey Exchange Becomes First Licensed Retail Crypto Trading Platform in Hong Kong

HashKey Exchange Becomes First Licensed Retail Crypto Trading Platform in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 3 August 2023 - HashKey Exchange has announced the official upgrade of its Type 1 and Type 7 licences, becoming the first licensed virtual asset exchange for retail users in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023  "Fintech Redefined"

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 "Fintech Redefined"

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, scheduled from October 30 to November 5, themed "Fintech Redefined," aims to shape fintech's future. Organized by Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and InvestHK, it's expected to attract over 30,000 attendees and 5 million online views from 90+ economies. The event will feature 300+ speakers, 540 exhibitors, and various sessions exploring global fintech developments including AI, Web3, and green finance. It'll also showcase metaverse experiences and hold special events like the Global Scaleup Competition and a dedicated day for cross-boundary synergies between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

Hong Kong’s Central Bank and Bank of Thailand Announce Results of Blockchain-Based CBDC Study

Hong Kong’s Central Bank and Bank of Thailand Announce Results of Blockchain-Based CBDC Study

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand published the results in a research report of the Project Inthanon-LionRock, by the two central banks on the application of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) on cross-border payments. In May 2019, the two authorities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fintech collaboration, as Thailand is one of Hong Kong’s top 10 principal trading partners.

Ripple's CBDC Team Reveals Real Estate Tokenization

Ripple's CBDC Team Reveals Real Estate Tokenization

Antony Welfare, Ripple's CBDC adviser, recently participated in a fintech conference in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), where he presented two groundbreaking use cases. One of these is the tokenization of real estate, a concept that is rapidly gaining momentum as a potential future for the real estate industry, as he claimed

South Korean VC Firm Hashed Lost Up to $3.6B to LUNA Crash: CEO

South Korean VC Firm Hashed Lost Up to $3.6B to LUNA Crash: CEO

Simon Seojoon Kim, the CEO of South Korean venture capital firm, Hashed has revealed the firm lost up to $3.6 billion when Terra collapsed back in May.

World Vision Accepts Donations in Crypto in South Korea

World Vision Accepts Donations in Crypto in South Korea

World Vision has announced the acceptance of donations in cryptocurrencies, enabling the institution to become the first NGO to accept virtual assets in South Korea.

More Troubles for Do Kwon as S. Korea Levies $78M Tax Evasion Fine

More Troubles for Do Kwon as S. Korea Levies $78M Tax Evasion Fine

Terraform Labs is currently being charged with tax evasion fraud by the South Korean National Tax Service, a move that complicates matters for the startup that is trying to salvage its collapsed ecosystem

Hong Kong Lists CBDC Development as Strategy Fintech 2025 Roadmap

Hong Kong Lists CBDC Development as Strategy Fintech 2025 Roadmap

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has enlisted its e-HKD development as part of its Fintech 2025 strategy.

Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2023, Hong Kong’s Largest-Ever Premier Digital Asset Event, is here.

Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2023, Hong Kong’s Largest-Ever Premier Digital Asset Event, is here.

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S. Korean Exchanges to be Held Accountable for LUNA Crash

S. Korean Exchanges to be Held Accountable for LUNA Crash

According to the latest reports from local media platform Newspim, the top cryptocurrency exchanges are now likely to be held accountable for failing to implement measures to protect investors from the crash.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Emphasizes AI and DLT in Fintech Roadmap

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Emphasizes AI and DLT in Fintech Roadmap

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has released a Fintech Promotion Roadmap, aiming to promote fintech adoption in the financial services industry. The roadmap includes key fintech sectors like Wealthtech, Insurtech, and Greentech, and introduces AI and DLT. It aligns with HKMA's "Fintech 2025" strategy.

Hong Kong Central Bank Urges Crypto-Friendly Banking

Hong Kong Central Bank Urges Crypto-Friendly Banking

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has instructed authorized institutions to adopt a risk-based approach in Anti-Money Laundering efforts and provide banking services to cryptocurrency firms.

HKD.com Fully Upgraded! A New Outlook Comes Out

HKD.com Fully Upgraded! A New Outlook Comes Out

Hong Kong-based digital assets exchange HKD.com announced the completion of system upgrades. The system brings a new dynamic outlook by providing serval new features and functions, offering faster, accessible and safer trading experiences.

Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020: Setting DeFi and Blockchain Trends for 2021

Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020: Setting DeFi and Blockchain Trends for 2021

During a week-long virtual event, speakers from institutions, businesses, regulatory bodies, innovative companies will evaluate the outcomes of 2020 for blockchain, technology and economy, and deliver valuable predictions about what will be trending in the nearest future.

Exclusive: Deloitte Blockchain Lab on the Three Areas of Collaborations with HKMA

Exclusive: Deloitte Blockchain Lab on the Three Areas of Collaborations with HKMA

We were delighted to interview Dr. Paul Sin, leader of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, who shared with us its development goals and the collaborations with HKMA across the Greater Bay Area and Europe.

New Art Landscape of NFT Shaping in Hong Kong

New Art Landscape of NFT Shaping in Hong Kong

【Feature】Although Hong Kong's art scene is already booming lucratively with galleries and auction houses showcasing world-class art pieces, the city is on its way to adding another milestone on its journey with non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

GlobalSTOX’s Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Has Successfully Obtained a TCSP License

GlobalSTOX’s Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Has Successfully Obtained a TCSP License

GlobalSTOX Limited (“GSL”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HKSTOX Finance Limited, has successfully obtained a Trust or Company Service Provider License (“TCSP License”) on 29 April 2020. The TCSP license number is TC007109.

Crypto Fugitive Kwon Denies Hiding from Authorities

Crypto Fugitive Kwon Denies Hiding from Authorities

Do Kwon tweeted "yeah as I said I'm making zero effort to hide. I go on walks and malls, no way none of CT hasn't run into me the past couple weeks," denying running away from the authorities.

HKMA Seeks Public Consultation for e-HKD Development

HKMA Seeks Public Consultation for e-HKD Development

In Hong Kong, the local financial regulator has issued a discussion paper to the public, asking for the public opinions about introducing domestic retail central bank digital currency.

HK's Official Blockchain Platform eTradeConnect to Terminate Operations

HK's Official Blockchain Platform eTradeConnect to Terminate Operations

eTradeConnect, a blockchain-based trade finance platform supported by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and twelve banks, is set to cease operations by the end of the month. Initially launched to digitalize trade documents and streamline operations, it has seen a decline in usage, leading to its impending closure.

HKMA Launches Project Ensemble to Bolster Tokenisation in Finance

HKMA Launches Project Ensemble to Bolster Tokenisation in Finance

HKMA initiates Project Ensemble, a key move to advance the tokenisation market and explore wCBDC applications in Hong Kong's financial sector.

HK legislator's company will attract 1,000 Web3 startups in three years.

HK legislator's company will attract 1,000 Web3 startups in three years.

Hong Kong legislative council member Jonny Ng Kit-Chong created a startup accelerator to lure 1,000 Web3 enterprises to the city-state. The engineer and politician owns over 40 enterprises. Hong Kong's government is pushing G-crypto Rocket's hub proposal.

Hong Kong International Airport Launches First-Ever Metaverse

Hong Kong International Airport Launches First-Ever Metaverse

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has partnered with JCDecaux Transport Hong Kong to introduce the first-ever HKIA Metaverse.

HKD.com HDAO: Restructure and Burn for a Better Future

HKD.com HDAO: Restructure and Burn for a Better Future

With the new HDAO (HKD.com HDAO) proposal passed in the recent meeting between HDAO private investors, HDAO foundation, and the HDAO development team, HDAO foundation decided to restructure the HDAO distribution and move the entire HDAO from Ethereum, and Tron networks to Polygon network.

UAE Central Bank and Hong Kong Monetary Authority Bolster Financial Ties

UAE Central Bank and Hong Kong Monetary Authority Bolster Financial Ties

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) convened a bilateral meeting on May 29, intending to amplify cooperation in the financial services arena between the two regions.

S. Korea Presidential Campaigns Support Crypto as Young Investors see Growth

S. Korea Presidential Campaigns Support Crypto as Young Investors see Growth

South Korea’s presidential campaigns have all supported cryptocurrencies as there is a growing number of young crypto investors in the country.

16 Crypto Platforms Including KuCoin Serving Illegally in South Korea: Regulator

16 Crypto Platforms Including KuCoin Serving Illegally in South Korea: Regulator

The Korea Financial Intelligence Unit has released warnings against the 16 overseas crypto trading platforms, which it said are not authorized to offer any financial services in the nation.

HKD.com HDAO:代幣分布重組和燒毀,共創美好未來

HKD.com HDAO:代幣分布重組和燒毀,共創美好未來

在 HDAO 私募投資者、HDAO 基金會和 HDAO 開發團隊最近的會議上通過了新的 HDAO (HKD.com HDAO) 提案,HDAO 基金會決定重組 HDAO 分佈,並將整個 HDAO代幣從以太坊和波場網絡轉移到Polygon網絡。

CUHK Pairs with ConsenSys To Launch Blockchain-based Covid Digital Health Passport

CUHK Pairs with ConsenSys To Launch Blockchain-based Covid Digital Health Passport

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an Ethereum technology company-ConsenSys have launched a blockchain solution-based digital health passport for trial to record all Covid-19 related activities.

Hong Kong Sets 50% Insurance Mandate for Crypto Exchanges

Hong Kong Sets 50% Insurance Mandate for Crypto Exchanges

Hong Kong's SFC mandates 50% insurance coverage for licensed crypto exchanges, with OSL and HashKey Exchange leading compliance by securing extensive insurance policies for customer asset protection.

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Aims to Tighten Digital Asset Regulations Later This Year

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Aims to Tighten Digital Asset Regulations Later This Year

The CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently stated that security tokens must be regulated by the regulatory authority.

HDAO Launches New Burning Mechanism, 50% of Tokens in Total to be Burnt

HDAO Launches New Burning Mechanism, 50% of Tokens in Total to be Burnt

The foundation of HDAO (HKD.com DAO) announced to rolling out of a new burning mechanism aiming to destroy 50% of the total amount of HDAO tokens.

HKMA Announces Joint Research with Bank of Israel, BISIH for Retail CBDC

HKMA Announces Joint Research with Bank of Israel, BISIH for Retail CBDC

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced joint research with the Bank of Israel and the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre for retail CBDC.

HKPF and SFC Form Joint Working Group to Tackle Illicit Activities in VATPs

HKPF and SFC Form Joint Working Group to Tackle Illicit Activities in VATPs

The HKPF and SFC have formed a joint working group to enhance monitoring and investigation of illegal activities related to VATPs. The group aims to facilitate information sharing, assess risks, and collaborate on investigations. The move comes amid ongoing investigations into the unlicensed operations of the Dubai-based JPEX exchange.

Hong Kong's 2020 Budget: Digital Assets May be Incorporated into Regulatory Framework but not Blockchain

Hong Kong's 2020 Budget: Digital Assets May be Incorporated into Regulatory Framework but not Blockchain

Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Paul Chan been under intense pressure from lawmakers to dip into the government’s fiscal reserves to help the city get out of an economic slump. After months of anti-government protests and the emergence of the coronavirus epidemic, Hong Kong residents aged over 18 will receive a cash handout of HK$10,000. The budget also highlighted the forecast of an all-time high deficit of HK$139 billion for the coming fiscal year.

Block.one Settles with SEC to the Tune of $24 Million

Block.one Settles with SEC to the Tune of $24 Million

Blacksburg startup Block.one has agreed to pay $24 million (HK$ 188 million) in fines to settle the allegations of unlawfully selling its ICO (initial coin offering) to US investors. The blockchain company had raised several billion dollars between 2017 and 2018 by selling its own digital currency.

Oct 16 Trading Analysis: President Xi's Yawnfest...

Oct 16 Trading Analysis: President Xi's Yawnfest...

In October last year, President Xi made a speech on blockchain that pumped Bitcoin over 40%. There was also some additional evidence for some "blockbuster headline" today with Shenzhen offering $10mil RMB worth of digital currencies to its people reported earlier in the week. Hence, the unusual expectations for Xi to announce something related to blockchain or BTC today. Unfortunately, he did not pump our bags. Instead, he was trying to hype Shenzhen as a serious contender to HK. Boring.

Hong Kong Blockchain Startup Bitspark Announces Closure Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Protests

Hong Kong Blockchain Startup Bitspark Announces Closure Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Protests

Bitspark, a blockchain remittance startup based in Hong Kong recently announced its abrupt closure, stating internal restructuring issues.

UN Agency Employs Blockchain to Protect Migrant Workers in Hong Kong From Illegal Fees

UN Agency Employs Blockchain to Protect Migrant Workers in Hong Kong From Illegal Fees

Blockchain is being deployed by the International Organization for Migration to curb the exploitation of domestic helpers in Hong Kong by unethical agencies who charge illegal fees.

May 25: Negative Rates Eating the World (but not Crypto)

May 25: Negative Rates Eating the World (but not Crypto)

Like Chinese ADRs in the US, it's a sea of red for crypto with Bitcoin down more than 5% in the past 48 hours as it fails to hold above 9k & 8.8k where stops got triggered. No news or catalyst but the lack of bulls to follow through was evident through the volume, and perhaps over this long weekend that the usual buyers haven't been able to pile onto their longs.

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