• 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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    Cross Border Payments in Asia

    Asia's cross border payments market is starting to heat up as countries overcome geographic, political, and cultural differences to develop sub-regional payment networks.
  • The Case for a Central Bank Digital Currency

    The Case for a Central Bank Digital Currency

    The concept of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) may seem far fetched, but not as far off as you might think.
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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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Asia is one of the most significant trading regions in the world including the factory of the world, China. Payment systems, cultures, and regulatory systems are all diverse which makes having a European style SEPA challenging in Asia. What is the future of cross-border payments in Asia?
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Despite all of the hype around blockchain and cryptocurrency, the most impact will come from whether or not national governments will shift to a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). A new report looks at the opportunities and challenges as well as the stark implications for citizens.

Events

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
June 08, 2018
Nanjing NEXT - Amcham
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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Ant Financial was valued at $150 billion recently, making it the biggest unicorn globally. As it completed its most recent $10 billion financing, the company has made it clear that Ant’s future is being a tech provider to the financial industry. 

On May 9th, a mini-app on WeChat called ‘Little Agreement’ showed up, providing an interface to create agreements on the Ethereum blockchain for Wechat Users. A few hours later, the mini-app was removed.

Cryptocurrency control in China seems to be getting stronger since the ban on September 4th, 2017. In a bid to further limit the use of crypto in China, the National Committee of Experts on Internet Financial Security Technology (IFCERT) is now monitoring 56 platforms that offer over the counter (OTC) cryptocurrency transactions.

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.