Hong Kong

Fintech Startup Aims to Create New Asset Class With ‘Continuous’ ICO Model

A newly launched fintech firm hopes to leverage the token sale model to back investments in real-world assets. But it's taking…

Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Onboards Six Virtual Banks as Members

The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) has onboarded six virtual banks as corporate members, according to a Jan. 2…

Guangdong Blockchain Financing Platform Aims to Help Small Business

The Guangdong government launched a blockchain-based financing platform Thursday that will help small companies in the region receive loans faster…

Anti-Bank Sentiment Grows Louder in Hong Kong, Does Bitcoin Stand to Benefit?

Following the recent freezing of around US$9 million of donations to the Hong Kong protest movement, demonstrators have now turned…

Bitcoin Solves This: Hong Kong Police Freeze $9M of Protesters’ Funds

Lacking any central authority for either issuance or custody, Bitcoin has often been described as resistant to confiscation. Recent news…

Hong Kong Blockchain VC Hires Former NEO Exec to Launch Shanghai Office

Formed in 2016, CMCC is one of the first Asian venture funds to invest in blockchain technical infrastructures such as…

UN to Use Blockchain to Tackle Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Hong Kong

“Using the U.N.’s IRIS standards as the benchmark for reputable agencies, we are confident that the tool can help to…

IDEG Reports Launch of New Bitcoin Trusts in Asia With Coinbase as Custodian

According to a recent press release from IDEG Investment Limited, “Asia’s First Bitcoin Trusts” have been launched “as a traditional…

IDEG, Coinbase Custody Launch Bitcoin Trusts in Apparent First for Asia

Digital asset manager IDEG is launching what it claims are Asia’s first Bitcoin (BTC) trusts. The two new funds —…

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