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Fintech in Belt and Road - the Bavarian Benefits
Belt and Road Initiative—Germany

FinTech in Belt and Road - the UK FinTech Bridge
In the second round of our interviews at the Belt and Road Summit 2019 in Hong Kong, Blockchain.News gained further insights from European representatives Germany, as well as soon to be European exiters—the UK to learn more about their countries’ latest developments related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

Belt and Road Summit 2019—Iranian Investment, Malaysian FinTech and the Kazakh Belt Buckle
Rounding off our exclusive interviews for the 2019 Belt and Road Summit, jointly organized by the HKTDC and the HKSAR Government, we share insights from delegates from Iran, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan

The Fourth Belt and Road Summit 2019 – FinTech Cultural Revolution for Inclusive and Green Finance
The fourth Belt and Road Summit jointly organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council was held on 11 to 12 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With around 5000 government officials, professionals and entrepreneurs from 69 countries attended the summit, opportunities and innovations were shared and explored.

Belt and Road in Hong Kong: the Emergence of Digital Gold in IoT
A US dollar global economy has led to the underwhelming volume of growth of Chinese goods being traded among the Belt and Road countries and corridors since the initiative began in 2013. GoldZip is the exciting new digital tool allowing countries to barter goods based on their digital gold values.

FinTech in Belt and Road - Transforming French Freight Logistics with Blockchain
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to improve trade connectivity by upgrading transport infrastructure across much of Eurasia. The undertaking spans a massive geographic area covering as many as 63 countries, accounting for sixty percent of the world’s population and thirty percent of global GDP.

Belt and Road Initiative – Hong Kong the Gateway for RMB Internationalization
Many analysts have come to view BRI as a diplomatic offensive with geopolitical motives. However, the initiative is primarily driven by the Middle Kingdom’s pressing need to transform its national economy through further integration with the world.

SAP and GS1 to Establish Blockchain Prototype to Enhance Road Safety
SAP and GS1 have created a blockchain prototype intended at the digitization of tire retread activities for better road safety. Notably, the blockchain network deployed will be instrumental in tracking tires’ life-cycle.

Cyberport: Integrating New Technology and Blueprint for a Smarter Hong Kong
Other than the incubation programme provided, Cyberport also has a programme dedicated to encouraging education in the FinTech and blockchain sector. The Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) is a program created for university students.

Blockchain Daily Digest – November 4th, 2019
1. SAP and GS1 to Establish Blockchain Prototype to Enhance Road Safety SAP, a multinational software corporation, and GS1, a non-profit organization that maintains and develops global standards, have created a blockchain prototype intended at the digitization of tire retread activities for better road safety.

Exclusive: CEX.IO - The Holistic Bitcoin Exchange Taking the US Regulatory Road Less Travelled
Oleksandr Lutskevych is the Co-founder and CEO at CEX.IO LTD, a successful London-based holding company consisting of the CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange. Established in 2013 as the first cloud mining provider, CEX.IO is a multi-functional regulated cryptocurrency exchange, registered as a Money Business Service (MSB) by US regulator FinCEN.

Road to a US CBDC? Ex-CFTC Chairman Released Written Remarks on Digital Dollar in Davos 2020
Davos 2020 to host ex CFTC Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, and his insights on the possibility of CBDC and its many advantages!

Partner at Proof of Capital Presumes That China’s Digital Currency Could Go Live in No Time
In her view, Edith Yeung, fund manager, and partner at Proof of Capital, a blockchain-based venture capital fund, presumed that the Chinese Government could launch their digital currency, virtual yuan, in no distant time, assumably, within the next six to twelve months.

Ethereum’s Joe Lubin: ‘I Would Love to Help China Get Expert in Ethereum Technology’
Ethereum co-founder and ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin was interviewed by Forbes on Saturday, and among other things, he said that he’d love to help China get up to speed with Ethereum technology.

Zuckerberg's Hearings with Congress and What the US Regulators Really Think
It has been more than three months since Facebook announced plans to launch its digital currency, Libra in June 2020; however, the social media giant has met with regulatory and political skepticism globally.

US Fed Chair Jerome Powell Grilled Over FedCoin Digital Currency Progress
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell spoke before the US House Financial Services Committee. He was questioned regarding the central bank’s digital currency efforts, China, and Libra. He said that they are working hard on the digital currency.

Exclusive: Deloitte Blockchain Lab on the 3 Collaborations with HKMA
We were delighted to interview Dr. Paul Sin, leader of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, who shared with us its development goals and the collaborations with HKMA across the Greater Bay Area and Europe.

A Deeper Look into The Greater Bay Area, China's Answer to Silicon Valley
The Fintech Association of Hong Kong has released a new report exploring the Greater Bay Area (GBA)’s cities, policies, and fintech landscape. The report, gives an overview of the GBA’s demographics, fintech companies, projects and goals, including policy and regulatory initiatives, ambitions for capital markets and funding, and the region’s supporting ecosystem for fintech.

How Far Away is Japan’s CBDC? Bank of Japan Meets with Monetary Authorities on Potential Digital Yen Issuance
Japan’s Monetary Authorities Get Serious About CBDC Research and Roll Out

Blockchain Asia: Technological Solutions to Cultural Mistrust
Jochen Biedermann is also the Founder and CEO of Blockchain Asia which was established in 2016. In this second installment, we discuss Blockchain’s applications throughout Asia, clashes in culture and China’s mission to be the first country with an operating central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Unveiling the Top 5 Surprising Views on Blockchain by AFF leaders
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, fintech and virtual assets will be at the centre of many of the discussions and we have selected a few of the speakers that we are most intrigued by and some that our readers may not realize are important or outspoken in the blockchain and crypto space. We have purposely excluded the usual suspects—if you don’t know what PWC’s Henri Arslanian thinks about crypto by now, we really can’t help you.

Positives Out of the Wuhan Coronavirus: Blockchain Educators in the City
For many outside of China, the city of Wuhan is now identified as being ground zero for the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, but some amazing innovation has come out of China's seventh biggest city in recent years.

Japan Aims to Curb the Potential Influence of China’s Digital Currency With Help From the US
Aiming to curb the potential influence of China’s digital currency electronic payment, its nation’s central bank digital currency, Japan is looking to release its own digital currency proposals today. According to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the country is also requesting support from the US Federal Reserve.

Catch Lil Bubble at BlockShow Asia 2019
BlockShow Asia 2019 powered by Cointelegraph will bring together experts, media and PR persons, startups as well as investors. This year’s BlockShow Asia is being celebrated as a Festival of Decentralized Technology and there will certainly be elements of entertainment in the two day long conference. An exciting development announced by BlockShow is that Lil Bubble who shot to fame due to his parody of Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road titled ‘All Time Lows’ has been roped in for BlockShow Asia 2019.

Empowering Enterprise Blockchain Integration with Hyperledger and R3
Cyberport, being the digital flagship of Hong Kong has gained collaborations with other government-linked organizations, such as InvestHK. InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong government responsible for foreign direct investment and for promoting Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business hub in Hong Kong.