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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Leading Asian Fintech Company WeLab Completes the Largest Ever Fintech Fundraising in China

Leading Asian Fintech Company WeLab Completes the Largest Ever Fintech Fundraising in China

Leading fintech company, WeLab announced on Dec. 12 that it has raised US$156 million in Series C of strategic financing, becoming the largest fintech fundraising in China so far. WeLab was one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong, after receiving a virtual banking license from Hong Kong’s de facto central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2019.

A New Era of Smart Banking: Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Building Digitally-Born Services

A New Era of Smart Banking: Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Building Digitally-Born Services

During Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019, Blockchain.News spoke with Deniz Güven, the CEO of the Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered, to understand the current developments and the new technology behind it. The Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered was one of the first granted a virtual banking license on March 27, 2019, from the HKMA along with two other licensees, Livi VB Limited and ZhongAn Virtual Finance Limited.

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.

Ping An of China’s Blockchain Unit Chooses US over Hong Kong for IPO

Ping An of China’s Blockchain Unit Chooses US over Hong Kong for IPO

Chinese insurance giant, Ping An Insurance’s financial technology arm, OneConnect is leaning towards choosing New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) this year in mid-November.

South Korea Is Looking to Put Trade Finance on the Blockchain

South Korea Is Looking to Put Trade Finance on the Blockchain

The South Korean government wants all trade to be on the blockchain, Coindesk reports.

Standard Chartered's Virtual Bank, Mox Will Usher in New Era of Banking for Hong Kong

Standard Chartered's Virtual Bank, Mox Will Usher in New Era of Banking for Hong Kong

Mox Bank Limited, or Mox, the new virtual bank in Hong Kong recently launched by Standard Chartered, has now been made available to select customers via invitation in an external pilot. The aim of the pilot is to prepare the state-of-art virtual bank for the public launch scheduled for later this year.

Bank of Thailand Projected to Go Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency Prototype

Bank of Thailand Projected to Go Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency Prototype

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced its plans for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) prototype to be in effect by 2021. The BOT plans to begin the production of their prototype for a CBDC next month.

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.”

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