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News Digital asset manager IDEG is launching what it claims are Asia’s first Bitcoin (BTC) trusts. The two new funds — Asia Bitcoin Trust I and Atlas Mining Trust I — were officially announced in a press release on Dec. 8, confirming an earlier disclosure from the firm in Hong Kong in late Novembe..
News The need for censorship-resistant currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has been thrown, yet again, into stark relief as HSBC shutters an account reportedly used to fund Hong Kong protestors. As the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported on Nov. 18, the British multinational bank recently closed a corp..
The movement for democracy in Hong Kong has continued into its fifth month. The tussles between the Hong Kong authorities and the protesters have become more violent, with both sides using escalating force to try and accomplish their goals. And while much of the fight is physical — just look to the..
Analysis On Nov. 7, Ashley Alder, the CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, said at a conference that a new framework for crypto exchanges will be implemented. Almost immediately after the announcement, Reuters reported that a crypto exchange based in Hong Kong called OSL beca..
News Softbank-backed Chinese fintech OneConnect has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As Bloomberg reported on Nov. 13, OneConnect is the blockchain- and AI-focused fintech arm of Chinese insurance giant Ping An. Seeks $100 ..
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In its latest clarification toward the cryptocurrency industry, Hong Kong’s top securities watchdog has published a new regulatory framework that will license cryptocurrency exchanges that list security tokens like traditional securities brokers in the jurisdiction of the international financial cen..
News The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed it is conducting research into applications for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Ejinsight reported on the news — announced during the Hong Kong Fintech Week — on Nov. 7. HKMA reportedly aims to release a major report on its findings..
News Hong Kong-based Bitcoin (BTC) spot and derivatives exchange Atom Group has launched amid a tightening of the region’s crypto-regulatory regime. As the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Nov. 7, the Atom Asset Exchange (AAX) uses the Millenium Exchange matching engine developed by the..
News Blockchain has received fresh endorsement from China in the form of a development pact with the de facto central bank of Hong Kong. In a news post on Nov. 6, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) confirmed it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a subsidiary of the People’s ..