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Alibaba Set to Raise Close to $14 Billion from Upcoming Hong Kong Listing

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., has announced pricing for its soon-to-come share listing in Hong Kong. Estimated to have a target to raise $13.8 billion, the company will be selling 12.5 million shares exclusively to retail investors and has pegged it at HK$188 per share. Roughly $24, the sale will easily take its place as Hong Kong’s most expensive initial sale in history.The company plans to sell a total of 500 million ordinary shares in the Hong Kong listing, finally placing its focus on the...

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Ant Financial Commences Testing of Its Business Blockchain

Ant Financial, a subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group, has finally reached the testing phase of its business blockchain. The fintech arm of the tech giant, which has been working on a blockchain network created to support small and medium-sized businesses, has commenced its blockchain testing.Blockchain Tech Soon to Go LiveA top official at Ant Financial, Jieli Li who is the senior director of technology and business innovation at the company, stated during the World Blockchain...

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Tencent to Lose Billions and Significantly Fall behind Alibaba Following NBA Streaming Mishap

Tencent Holdings Ltd, one of China’s biggest firms, generally has its hands in a little bit of every pie including gaming and sports. However, it would seem like there are dog days ahead for the giant firm, following a simple tweet in support of protests in Hong Kong.Back in 2018, Tencent successfully bagged a heavy and expensive deal worth $1.5 billion, which gave the company fully exclusive rights for streaming access to several games in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league....

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Alibaba Singles’ Day Hits $14 Billion in the First Sales Hour

Every year on November, 11, the Chinese celebrate the biggest shopping event knows as Singles’ Day. It is always a big deal for the retailing giant Alibaba and legions of other online shoppers, and this year is no exception. Alibaba, that has been promoting the event since 2009, has said that in the first nine hours, sales for the Singles’ Day shopping blitz reached 158.31 billion yuan ($22.63 billion), which is equal to more than half of last year’s record haul for the 24-hour event.Singles’...

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ARPA’s Binance Community Voting Round & Growing Momentum Following President Xi’s Comments

Photo: ARPA OfficialARPA – the layer two privacy-preserving computation protocol – is set to square off against Carry Protocol, a data purchase platform on Ethereum, in Binance’s second round of the Community Coin Vote (CCV). Voting will begin at 4 AM 5 November (UTC) and will incorporate Binance’s new rules for the CCV that allocates a BNB rewards pool to the runner-up and reduces the BNB holding period of 9 to 7 days. ARPA winning voters will split a rewards pool of 15 million ARPA tokens,...

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Pinduoduo Surpasses JD.com in Valuation as Chinese Business Is on the Global Front Burner

While this may come as a surprise to many but the less known and less trendy Pinduoduo has overtaken the upscale internet retailer JD.com both in share price and valuation. The share price rose on NASDAQ more than 12% to $39.96 giving it a market capitalization of $46 billion ahead of JD’s $45 billion. This makes Pinduoduo the 4th largest internet Chinese company whose shares are listed in another country with Meituan at $65.572 billion, Tencent at $385 billion, Alibaba at $449 billion. This...

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China Reveals over 500 Projects as It Goes Supernova in Blockchain Technology

Following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for his Country to “Seize the opportunity” offered by blockchain technology and the crypto space, it has been revealed by sources that the Chinese have been quietly working on over 500 blockchain projects in so many different fields with as many use-case scenarios which can be deployed practically in every sense.Sources indicate that the Cyberspace Administration of China has been in charge of the filings for blockchain technology projects before...

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Tencent Sees Threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay if Facebook Succeeds in Libra Launch

China’s internet and communications giant Tencent has recently raised concerns that if Facebook succeeds in its Libra launch by 2020, local Chinese payment service providers like WeChat pay and Alipay would face major threats in global markets.Tencent recently published a blockchain whitepaper in Chinese, wherein it calls Facebook’s Libra initiative as “bold and radical” as well as “prudent and rational”. The Chinese tech giant explains how Libra can quickly make inroads in markets where the...

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Bitcoin Payments in Alipay Banned as the Payments Giant Takes an Anti-Crypto Stance

Alipay has indicated that it will ban Bitcoin transactions and all others related to cryptocurrency payments. In what seems like an extension on the cryptocurrency war that the Chinese government is waging, the electronic payments giant said in a tweet thread that it would terminate all cryptocurrency-related transactions.If any transactions are identified as being related to bitcoin or other virtual currencies, @Alipay immediately stops the relevant payment services.— Alipay (@Alipay)...

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China Poised to Relegate the US Dollar, Says Ripple CEO

Ripple CEO, Garlinghouse, has sounded an alarm geared at calling the United States government to action, reiterating that China’s goal with the CBDC is to destabilize the US dollar. The CEO urged the government of the United States during an interview with Fox Business to be at the forefront of the crypto revolution, instead of China.Garlinghouse talked about the tech boom back in the early 2000s and how the US took control of the industry and benefited immensely from that...

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