• Research Calendar 2018

    Research Calendar 2018

    The Kapronasia 2018 Research Calendar has been published, contact us to receive a copy and subscribe.
  • The Future History of Payments

    The Future History of Payments

    A new report from Kapronasia sponsored by Finastra looks at the key opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing global payments environment.
  • Financial Inclusion Accelerated

    Financial Inclusion Accelerated

    A new report from Kapronasia and Vocalink looks at how real-time payments are impacting financial inclusion around the world and what lies ahead.
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Latest Reports

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2017 was a year of significant interest into blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, and its application in China’s financial industry. Has the reality finally matched the hype or is the adoption of blockchain still lagging? What are the key user cases that are emerging and is it necessary for users to replace traditional technology with the new blockchain technology?
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After an eventful year with many notable developments in the burgeoning field of fintech, our 8th annual Top-10 Asia Pacific Fintech Trends Report, released in conjunction with the webinar, features an in depth analysis of the 10 most important fintech trends to look out for in Asia this year.
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Most of the research into real-time payments has focused on potential new revenue streams and business models for banks to serve traditional retail and commercial customers. Although this research is valuable, it overlooks an essential segment of the population: the underbanked and financially excluded. Until now.

Events

March 13, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018
Money 20/20 Asia Singapore
March 21, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018
Payments Summit 2018 - Helsinki
March 27, 2018 - Mar 28, 2018
MoneyLive: Digital Banking APAC 2018
May 03, 2018 - May 04, 2018
Seamless Asia Singapore
June 04, 2018 - Jun 06, 2018
Money 20/20 Europe - Amsterdam
September 19, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
Global Payments Summit KL
October 22, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018
Sibos Sydney
November 14, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018
Money 2020 China

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The (Qingdao) Blockchain Research Company released a set of ratings for various blockchain projects on May 17th, 2018. The company is related to China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), led by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), part of the national government, but it would be wrong to read that this is any sort of acceptance of crypto by the Chinese government.

Blockchain technology has become one of the most popular topics in China today as it moves beyond conversations in the tech industry to normal individuals in their everyday lives. It is easy to catch a conversation about ideas of blockchain at a restaurant, on a bus, or in a club from people excited about the investment opportunities of blockchain projects, or even just blockchain ideas.

China's banks have lost significant market share to fintech companies like Ant Finance and Tencent, especially in the mobile payment space, which the fintech companies have used as a basis to move into other market segments such as online lending. Banks have been distanced from consumers and there are concerns that people do not need banks any more. Are things really that bad?

On April 7th, 2018, Alibaba announced an investment of 4.5 billion RMB (7.1 bn USD) to Huitongda, showing the intention to develop business in the rural areas of China. They will cooperate on supply source, logistics, technology and life services.

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