‘Never Use BitPay’ — Hong Kong Free Press Slams Bitcoin Donation Block
Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay faces another publicity nightmare amid claims it blocked donations to Hong Kong for several weeks.
11 SEPTEMBER 2019
Custody Provider Legacy Trust Launches Crypto Pension Plan
Cryptocurrency custody provider Legacy Trust is launching one of the first digital assets-based pension plans.
5 SEPTEMBER 2019
Block.one paid $30 million to purchase a domain name for its social media platform
The news was announced Tuesday by enterprise analytics and mobility software provider MicroStrategy, saying that it sold the domain name voice.com in a transaction facilitated by Internet domain registrar GoDaddy and that it has subsequently been used by Block.one.
19 JUNE 2019
$84 million BTC short position closed on the Bitfinex exchange
Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Bitfinex saw a short position worth around $84 million (10,500 BTC) closed on Thursday as the long/short dynamics on the major exchange dropped from 52% short to under 40% in a matter of minutes.
17 MAY 2019
Bitfinex and Tether: what to expects on the crypto market after the trial
Litigation of the US Attorney General’s Office with Tether and Bitfinex made nervous the users of Hong Kong crypto exchange and holders of stable coin USDT. However, it is likely that instead of attacks on crypto companies, this precedent will force the authorities to change their attitude towards the crypto industry and formulate adequate regulation of the crypto market.
12 MAY 2019
Hong Kong insurer Blue Cross adopts blockchain to speed up medical claims, eliminate fraud
Hong Kong’s insurance firms are fast embracing technology to keep up with their more nimble rivals.
17 APRIL 2019
Hong Kong’s Securities And Futures Commission Releases STO Guidelines
Hong Kong's securities regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has released a statement outlining and clarifying the regulatory requirements for those looking to hold or invest in a security token offering (STO). The SFC provides a walkthrough of the necessary steps to be taken before holding an STO and also reminds investors "to be wary of the risks associated with virtual assets."
31 MARCH 2019
Maxine Ryan Interview: How Bitspark is Disrupting the Remittance Industry
The world’s first cash-in cash-out remittance platform built on the revolutionary blockchain technology, Bitspark is truly disrupting the US$700 billion remittance industry. For too long, the industry is being played and manipulated by banks and other money transfer platforms like Western Union and MoneyGram.
12 FEBRUARY 2019
Bitfinex Resumes Trading After Unexpected 2-Hour Outage as Crypto Markets Surge
Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex notified users in a tweet Saturday, Feb. 9, that it had temporarily gone offline for all users, as crypto markets saw major gains.
9 FEBRUARY 2019
Study Finds Three Quarters of Attendees at Crypto Events Are Male
A recently released report confirms a well-known observation – crypto-focused events are still largely male-dominated, not only in terms of registrants in general but also speakers. According to another finding, almost half of the attendees at the studied forums came from the U.S.
31 JANUARY 2019
OKCoin Founder Buys Hong Kong-Listed Firm in $60 Million Deal
Mingxing “Star” Xu, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin, has become the largest individual shareholder of a public company listed in Hong Kong via a $60 million acquisition.
24 JANUARY 2019
Chinese Bank Giants Tap Blockchain in Trade Finance Efficiency Boost
The China Banking Association (CBA), the country’s self-regulatory organization for the banking sector, is launching a new blockchain-based platform for trade finance.
4 JANUARY 2019
2019 Will See Entry of More Institutional Players in Crypto, Says Asia Fintech PwC Leader
Henri Arslanian, the Asia fintech and crypto leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong, has predicted that many institutional players will enter the crypto industry in 2019. Arslanian made this claim during an interview with Bloomberg published on Dec. 24.
26 DECEMBER 2018
Hong Kong Stock Market Regulator ‘Reluctant’ to Greenlight Bitmain IPO, Sources Report
Hong Kong stock market regulator is reportedly reluctant to allow Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) in the city. Local English-language newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) made this claim in an article published Dec. 19, with reference to anonymous sources.
19 DECEMBER 2018
It Wasn’t a Bitcoin Millionaire Who Gave $12M in Cash Away in Hong Kong
On Sunday, major mainstream media outlets reported that a crypto millionaire sprayed more than $12 million worth of cash in one of Hong Kong’s poorer neighborhoods.
18 DECEMBER 2018
TOKEN2049 organizes the premier digital asset event in Asia on 13-14 March 2019 in Hong Kong, where we explore in-depth the growing crypto ecosystem.
14 NOVEMBER 2018
Hong Kong-Based Bitcoin Mining Pool BTCC to Close Indefinitely
Hong-Kong based bitcoin exchange, BTCC has made known through a press release, plans to shut down its mining pool business BTCC Pool Limited after four years of operation in Hong-Kong.
12 NOVEMBER 2018
Crypto Exchange BTCC Is Closing its Mining Pool Business Indefinitely
Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BTCC is shutting down its mining pool business, BTCC Pool Limited, after four years of operation.
6 NOVEMBER 2018
Hong Kong Investment Guru Lures Investors into HK$6.9 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme
Hong Kong-based stock market commentator Raymond Yuen has been indicted for misleading web users into investing into a Crypto Mining Ponzi Scheme.
5 NOVEMBER 2018
HSBC, BNP Paribas, StanChart, Others Launch Hong Kong Blockchain Trade Finance Platform
A new blockchain trade finance platform developed by a dozen banks, among them HSBC, BNP Paribas, and Standard Chartered, launched this week in Hong Kong, Reuters reported Oct. 31.
2 NOVEMBER 2018