Blockchain hub takes root in China’s smallest province

Fishing boats moored in the harbor, Hainan, China. (Image credit: Bigstock/gyn9038) Government initiatives and policies…


Approval sought for China's first blockchain-focused ETF

(Image credit: Bigstock/LuckyStep48) Penghua Fund has filed an application with the China Securities Regulatory…


Shenzhen Stock Exchange releases "Blockchain 50 Index"

Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has released a new index called "Blockchain 50 Index." This is part of a bid to provide…


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Tencent creates dedicated team for digital currency research

The outside of one of Tencent's buildings on Nov. 12, 2019 in Shenzhen. (Image credit: TechNode/Coco Gao)…


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JD.com launches new premium lifestyle store in Beijing

JD.com's new lifestyle brand Seven Fun on Dec. 23, 2019, in Beijing. (Image credit: TechNode/Coco Gao) Chinese online…


Regulators warn fintech apps over data collection practices

(Image credit: Bigstock/Rido81) An investigation from a regulator task force released on Friday a list of 61 apps which…


Paypal closes deal for 70% of China's Gopay

California-based online payment company Paypal has completed the deal to acquire 70% of Chinese digital payment…


Ant Financial takes stake in Vietnamese payment firm: report

Ant Financial, a fintech affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has acquired a significant stake in Vietnamese…


Tencent, Xiaomi apps called out for illegal data collection

(Image credit: Pixabay/Katielwhite98) China's internet regulator, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology…


Russia's Alrosa opens WeChat mini app to sell blockchain-tracked diamonds

  A screenshot of Everledger's WeChat notice. (Image credit: TechNode) Russia-based Alrosa, the world’s largest…