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Tencent’s WeBank to Handle Tech Infrastructure for China’s National Blockchain Network

WeBank, China’s first digital bank in the sphere of helping small businesses access funding needed for operations, will now provide the technical infrastructure required for the deployment of China’s national blockchain network.According to a report from state-owned Financial News media platform, WeBank will be in charge of the creation and delivery of FISCO BCOS (Be Credible, Open & Secure) open-source consortium chain, for the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN). The BSN Development...

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Call of Duty: Mobile Surpasses 170M Downloads and Brings $87M in 2 Months after Launch

Nowadays it is becoming more and more popular to play games on your mobile device, rather than your PC. And it’s nothing strange since mobile phones are today more developed than ever. One of these popular games is rolled out by Activision Blizzard. It is Call of Duty: Mobile that has recently, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates, brought in around $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in only two months of its existence.Even though there...

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Crypto Exchange Huobi Joins China’s State-Backed Blockchain Alliance

On Sunday, December 1, crypto exchange Huobi along with other Chinese telecom players joined the country’s state-backed popular blockchain consortium Blockchain Services Network (BSN). Huobi has joined as one of the first members of BSN which is an industry alliance initiated by the State Information Center (SIC).The BSN was just launched in the last month of October by the SIC with an aim to boost the blockchain sector growth and further encourage the development of smart cities in the...

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Alibaba’s Hong Kong Debut Is World’s Largest Listing in 2019

Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw a great launch in Hong Kong on Tuesday, after pricing its shares at 176 Hong Kong dollars (approx. $22.5) apiece. This is the biggest listing this year so far, larger than the approximately $8 billion raised by Uber in May. This also came as an excellent boost for the Hong Kong market which had problems since the pro-democracy protests escalated in recent weeks. Alibaba trades under the stock code 9988 in Hong Kong. Nine and eight are considered...

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Argentine Fintech Startup Ualá Raises $150 Million from SoftBank, Tencent and Others in Series C Funding

Fintech startup Ualá which is a finance app that helps people with all things financial has just finished its Series C funding to the tune of $150 million. This round was led by Tencent and Softbank’s Innovation Fund which has as its specific aim the Mercursour region. The app functions very much like Monzo, Nubank and Revolut but this time the focus of this app is on the Argentine market without the trappings and requirements of financial institutions and regulations. With its CEO Pierpaolo...

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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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Hong Kong Grants Chinese Tech Giant Tencent a License to Open Virtual Bank

It’s a big win for Chinese tech giant Tencent as Hong Kong’s top-most regulator – Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) – has recently granted them a new license to open a virtual bank.On Friday, November 8, speaking at the World Blockchain Summit in Wuzhen, China, Tencent’s chief of blockchain division – Yige Cai – said that his company has received a go-ahead from the SFC to open blockchain-based virtual banking system in the country.Although not many details of the bank’s launch are...

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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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China’s President Xi Jinping Seeks Blockchain Industry Domination

Although China has introduced an absolute ban on cryptocurrencies in 2017, the country has been making major developments in the blockchain space. Currently, China holds the most number of patents in the blockchain sector, leading its rival U.S. by a considerable margin.In a move to dominate the blockchain industry, Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged the country to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technologies. In the future, the country with higher technological superiority will...

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