The Guangdong government launched a blockchain-based financing platform Thursday that will help small companies in the region receive loans faster from commercial banks.  The government-led project is supported by Alibaba’s fintech arm Ant Financial and OneConnect, a subsidiary of one of the largest Chinese insurers, Ping An Insurance, according to a media report from Sina
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China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the country’s financial watchdog, has recently received an application for listing an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will track blockchain-related stocks as underlying assets. Dubbed Penghua Shenzhen Stocks Blockchain ETF, the application was filed by Shenzhen-based asset management firm Penghua Fund and was accepted by the CSRC on Dec. 24, according
Huobi Indonesia will institute a fiat gateway for trading 250 cryptocurrencies in the country. Announced Dec. 27 in a press release, the Indonesian wing of Huobi Group looks to facilitate cryptocurrency trading in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.  According to the firm, Huobi Indonesia boasts 50,000 registered users, of which approximately 10 percent are active in
This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Alex McDougall in the co-founder Bicameral Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Striking it rich. The phrase