Blockchain 

Major Chinese Bank Updates Blockchain Platform After $50 B Transacted

The China Construction Bank (CCB) officially released the second version of its blockchain trading platform, which reached 360 billion yuan ($50 billion) in cumulative transaction volume. CCB will actively promote blockchain platform On Oct. 9, Xinhua news agency reported that CCB, one of the big four banks in the People’s Republic of China, announced the release of “BCTrade 2.0,” a blockchain trade finance platform that digitizes trade and financial services between a reported 54 domestic and overseas CCB branches and 40 external organizations, including a number of state-owned and foreign…

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Bitcoin 

Chinese Mining Giant Canaan to Go Public in US in November: Sources

Chinese crypto mining giant Canaan Creative plans to list as a publicly traded company in the United States in November 2019, according to an unconfirmed report. Canaan to issue 1.26 billion shares Canaan Creative, which reportedly filed a $200 million initial public offering (IPO) request with the U.S. regulators in July, will issue 1.26 billion shares which will be closed on Oct. 20, Chinese crypto outlet 8BTC reported Oct. 10, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.” The firm reportedly declined to comment on the news to 8BTC at the…

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Ethereum 

Binance Launches P2P Trading for Chinese Yuan

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese Yuan (CNY). In an announcement published on Oct. 9, the exchange revealed that the service will be initially available to Android users who already have Binance accounts registered for at least 30 days. The exchange states that users should update their Binance Android app to the latest version in order to gain access to the new service and that it will slowly roll out support for iOS and web interface going…

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Blockchain 

Chinese Homecoming — Crypto Companies Make Their Way Back to Asia

In what is being considered a major step forward for Binance, CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ) recently announced that his firm was all set to make its first strategic investment in China since leaving the Asian powerhouse back in 2017.  At the time, the government had enforced a local crypto trading ban that resulted in a number of firms either shutting down completely or relocating to other, more hospitable destinations. In regard to this latest development, Binance — one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges — recently participated in a…

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Bitcoin 

Chinese Always Saw Bitcoin as Investment, Not for Payments

Bobby Lee — co-founder and former CEO of China’s first crypto exchange BTCC — says the Chinese have always thought of Bitcoin as an investment rather than a payment system.  Lee made his remarks during an interview for Charlie Shrem’s Untold Stories podcast on Sept. 18. Designed for non-geek users Beyond sharing his reflections on the Chinese cryptocurrency landscape — covering interactions with regulators and observations about local investor tendencies — Lee used the airtime to discuss his latest crypto venture, a hardware wallet dubbed Ballet: “Ballet is the culmination…

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Bitcoin 

Chinese Authorities Plan Crackdown on Crypto Mining in Inner Mongolia

Regulators in the Chinese autonomous province of Inner Mongolia have issued a notice demanding a clean-up of the province’s crypto mining enterprises. Terms of notice As local crypto outlet ChainNews reported on Sept. 14, five departments within Inner Mongolia have determined the need to rectify the mining industry within the province. The organizations named were the Development and Reform Commission, the Public Security Department, the Office of the Ministry of Industry, The Financial Office and the Big Data Bureau. According to the report, the regulators’ position is that “The virtual…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Hit Record Inverse Correlation to Chinese Yuan in Past Week

Bitcoin price has seen a record inverse correlation with the Chinese yuan (CNY) this week, according to an analysis from Bloomberg on Sept. 6. This suggests that investors are using the digital currency as a hedge against the yuan’s falling value. Bitcoin/CNY correlation chart. Source: Bloomberg  Weakening yuan causes price premium on bitcoin in China Further evidence that Bitcoin is being used as a hedge in China can be seen in the higher prices being paid in local exchanges when the yuan fell. According to London School of Economics researcher,…

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Blockchain 

South Korea’s Kakao May List Its Klay Token on Chinese Exchange

South Korean internet giant Kakao is reportedly planning to list its cryptocurrency Klay on a Chinese crypto exchange and one local exchange. Kakao might have trouble listing Klay in Korea According to a report by local news daily News1 Korea on Aug. 31, Kakao’s blockchain arm Ground X is in talks with two popular cryptocurrency exchanges for listing its native coin Klay. While News1 Korea does not specify the names of the exchanges, an official familiar with the internal situation at Ground X reportedly said that Kakao might have trouble…

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Cryptocurrency 

Chinese Cryptocurrency is Not Coming Anytime Soon, Says Reports

Ever since Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became far more mainstream following the remarkable rally in 2017, there has been a lot of talk about large institutions getting into this space. For instance, banking giant JP Morgan came up with its own digital coin last year. However, in 2019, a bigger piece of news came to the fore. It emerged that the Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China, was going to launch its own digital asset. It goes without saying that this is a major development in the history…

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Cryptocurrency 

Alibaba and Tencent all Set to Get First Chinese Government Cryptocurrency

Ever since cryptocurrencies first captured the global consciousness a few years ago, several institutions from around the world have expressed their willingness to issue crypto tokens of their own and the most recent one is the Chinese central bank. A few weeks ago, it emerged that People’s Bank of China was all set to issue its own cryptocurrency and now it has emerged that the cryptocurrency is going to be disbursed to seven entities in the country. The update was revealed by the former global head of financial strategy at…

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