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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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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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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 […]

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[Update] China’s P2P Lending Site Dianrong Lands Massive $207M USD Series C Backed By Traditional Banks

Dianrong, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform, announced today the closure of a massive $207 million USD of Series C financing, marking the largest funding round in China’s internet lending and financing industry. The funding is co-led by Standard Chartered Bank and China Fintech Fund (CFF), a fintech company equity investor founded by China Minsheng […]

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[Podcast] Analyse Asia 149: Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron

Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community. Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the state of fintech in China. We discussed the different verticals within the fintech sector from digital payments, peer to peer lending to wealth management. He explained how the Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent axis is dominant in fintech against the traditional Chinese banks and western banks and serve as a business model for fintech […]