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TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20

A version of this article first appeared on TechCrunch. We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will run from November 19-20 at the Shenzhenwan Science and Technology Ecological Garden. Our first TechCrunch event […]

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Ctrip, Hellobike, and Singulato: Pioneers in smart transportation at TechCrunch Hanghou

In recent years, the internet has become more and more integrated into finding transportation, leading to revolutionary new industries like online taxi-hailing, bike and car rental, and e-buses. At the same time, AI technology like smart traffic lights and autonomous vehicles continues to develop and reshape the transportation industry. At the upcoming TechCrunch International Innovation […]

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Take the blockchain challenge at TechCrunch Shenzhen’s Hackathon

The TechCrunch Shenzhen Hackathon is only two weeks away! Check out the bevy of tools and prizes that will be featured for the coming weekend. Blockchain and bike rentals Blockchain technology, with its distributed cloud storage and unbreakable smart contracts, could be the future! Dianrong’s blockchain lab has developed a Blockchain as a Service platform (BaaS). Together […]

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Live from TechCrunch – How can a foreign hardware company enter China?

Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley in China, is becoming a must-destination for the foreign hardware startups to start their business. On the other hand, Chinese startups are starting from Shenzhen and expanding to global markets, such as educational robot kit Makeblock, drone maker DJI, and smartphone manufacturer Huawei. In the panel “Startup in Shenzhen”, Benjamin Joffe, Partner […]

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Hacking blockchain, bike-rental and robotics at the TechCrunch Shenzhen Hackathon

Shenzhen’s rainstorms didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of students, designers and coders from all over the world participating in the 2017 TechCrunch Shenzhen hackathon, co-hosted by TechNode. In teams of 4 or 5, the participants took on challenges posed by sponsors Dianrong, Mobike, Meet Magento Association and Segway Robotics. Dianrong is China’s premier peer-to-peer lending platform […]

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Live from TechCrunch – Blockchain opportunities for hungry entrepreneurs

With a series of recent blockchain initiatives – from joining one of the world’s biggest blockchain initiatives Hyperledger Project, to launching “Chained Finance” with Foxconn’s FnConn, China’s peer-to-peer lending marketplace Dianrong is getting ready for full blockchain integration across its platform. We talk to Ling Kong, Dianrong’s CTO on how big and small companies are riding the blockchain wave. Solving Trust […]

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And the 7th annual ChinaBang Awards go to….!

Each year, ChinaBang Awards is dedicated to honoring the best innovation in China and to promoting the most promising and uprising tech startups inside China. Our panel of judges considered many factors in the selection process, including company innovation, continuity, potential, impact, and patents, as well as market growth, business model, product and service, and […]