Hong Kong

Spotlight on Bitcoin as HSBC Shuts Hong Kong Protest-Linked Account

The need for censorship-resistant currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has been thrown, yet again, into stark relief as HSBC shutters an…

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Hong Kong’s New Criteria on Crypto Exchanges Actually Isn’t Important

On Nov. 7, Ashley Alder, the CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, said at a conference…

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Softbank-Backed Blockchain Firm OneConnect Eyes $100M Nasdaq IPO

Softbank-backed Chinese fintech OneConnect has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission…

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Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best…

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Tencent to Build Virtual Bank After Hong Kong Regulator Approves License

Chinese internet giant Tencent is set to open a blockchain-based virtual bank after the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission…

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Hong Kong Steps Up Research Into Central Bank Digital Currency

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed it is conducting research into applications for a central bank digital currency…

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Hong Kong’s New Crypto Regulations Leave Gray Area, Claims AAX Exchange

Hong Kong-based Bitcoin (BTC) spot and derivatives exchange Atom Group has launched amid a tightening of the region’s crypto-regulatory regime.…

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China Signs Agreement With Hong Kong Central Bank for Blockchain Push

Blockchain has received fresh endorsement from China in the form of a development pact with the de facto central bank…

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Hong Kong Regulator to Treat Crypto Traders Like Brokers Under New Rules

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog is to treat cryptocurrency trading platforms like traditional brokers, according to its second round of regulatory…

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North Korea Set Up a Blockchain Firm to Launder Cash: UN

North Korea has been using a Hong Kong-based blockchain company to launder money, according to a quarterly report from the…

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