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20 Sep

Facebook Might Not Peg the Libra Coin to the Chinese Yuan

By Daniel Zo Facebook, Libra, China, Yuan, Coin Read Comments

Facebook’s Libra Coin is currently one of the most expected digital currencies, granted its potential of changing the current dynamics of the market. While many members of the crypto community may argue that Libra isn’t a real cryptocurrency due to its centralized architecture, it certainly shouldn’t be ignored.

Recently, Facebook made several statements regarding its upcoming digital currency. For instance, it presented the Libra Association, a select group of 100 individuals who will be responsible for governing the coin, in an effort to ensure that no person holds complete control over its development. As such, any decision regarding the coin must be made by the association, according to its statute.


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10 Jul

China’s Central Bank Blockchain Financial Trading Platform Processes Over $4 Billion

By Daniel Zo China, Blockchain, Bank Read Comments

While China has actively iterated its negative opinion on cryptocurrencies, the Asian nation is actively looking for ways to implement blockchain technology in its daily financial operations.

According to recent reports, not long ago, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has developed a blockchain-based financial trading solution that would be used to process a variety of transactions, with the focus being put on foreign currency exchanges. Now, the system has been in use for a while, and the PBoC recently issued a press statement, mentioning that the blockchain platform has processed over $4.36 billion-worth of foreign exchange transactions.


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04 Jun

China’s Wikipedia Adds Blockchain-Based Revision System

By Daniel Zo Baidu, Blockchain, China Read Comments

As part of China’s censorship moves, the Chinese version of Wikipedia has been banned at the beginning of 2018. Despite this, there is an alternative to the encyclopedia available in the country, this being Baidu Baike, which is the search giant’s equivalent to the platform.

Now, recent reports indicate that the website has implemented blockchain technology, in order to help record all revision entries. The move is meant to bring more transparency alongside traceability for revisions to the online platform.


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22 May

China’s Current Stance on Blockchain Technology Detailed in White Paper

By Daniel Zo China, Blockchain, White paper Read Comments

The state of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in China is especially relevant to the industry, given the country’s active regulatory process, which has heavily influenced the market in the past.

Recently, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, commonly known as MIIT, has published a white paper regarding the blockchain technology market in mainland China. Despite the country’s crackdown on digital currencies, it seems like by the end of March 2018, there were 456 active blockchain-based companies. In fact, according to Yu Jianing, the chief of the MIIT Information Centre Industrial Economy Research Institute, 2017 has been the best year for the industry so far, granted the appearance of 178 blockchain-related companies, whereas the technology begun achieving maturity.


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06 Dec

Chinese Central Bank Representative Issues Statement on Future of Bitcoin

By Daniel Zo Bitcoin, China, ICO Read Comments

For many years, China was an extremely important member of the digital currency market, with over 90% of the global trading volume being conducted in the region. However, back in September, the Central Bank of China decided to crackdown on cryptocurrencies and hence ban Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and stopping exchanges from serving customers in China.

Following the crackdown, there have been many rumours that China was planning to resume trading, yet a recent statement from a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China dismisses these rumours.


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04 Oct

Understanding Ethereum’s status in South Korea

By Daniel Zo Ethereum, South Korea, China, ICO Read Comments

In a short period of time, Ethereum has managed to gain a lot of popularity on the digital currency market, with millions of dollars-worth of investments being poured into the new, trustless, smart contracts technology, which has a huge potential to further revolutionize the way we transmit data of all kinds, and the security behind it.

The last couple of months have brought forward a couple of growths and decreases in value, so this article will focus on some of today’s main factors that will further encourage Ethereum development, adoption and popularity. Additionally, Vitalik Buterin, has recently mentioned that: “I would say that Ethereum’s main benefits are in its generality and in its utility to many kinds of industries. There are applications in finance, identity, supply chain tracking, health care, energy and many other areas. This is a result of Ethereum deliberately being designed as a general-purpose programming platform.”


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20 Sep

China to Crackdown Even More on Bitcoin Trading and Exchanges

By Daniel Zo Bitcoin, China Read Comments

During the last couple of months, China has been actively cracking down on digital currency use in the country. While the reasons behind this remain unknown, this is bound to hurt the market, considering the fact that China has been and continues to be the country with the highest digital currency trading volume, especially in the case of bitcoin.

After banning initial coin offerings, which were used by start-ups to generate funds by selling tokens for actual cash, and threatening to close down all domestic exchanges which do not clearly respect the regulatory terms imposed by the government, it seems like the country will now clamp down even further on bitcoin trading, as all digital token exchanges may be shut down.


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29 Jun

People’s Bank of China Showcases Plans to Pursue Blockchain-based Projects

By Daniel Zo Blockchain, China, Fintech Read Comments

During the last couple of months, China has been showcasing an interesting approach towards Bitcoin and the other digital currencies available on the market, but also towards the blockchain network which is basically the system that powers everything up.

With this in mind, recent reports indicate that the People’s Bank of China, also known as the PBoC, is preparing to start up a development plan that will continue over the period of five years, meant to bring in improvements, upgrades and advancements in the country’s financial market. For long, China has been seen as one of the world’s most promising economies, given their huge market infrastructure, the billions of dollars-worth of investments being made in areas from all around the world, and their attitude towards small and big businesses. However, they’ve been fairly close-minded to the idea of digital currencies for a while now, due to the possible risks they may pose to the country’s own financial system. However, the Beijing Government will finally take the example of other countries and likely become a bit more open to digital currencies.


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15 Mar

The Current State of Digital Currencies in China

By Daniel Zo Bitcoin, China Read Comments

The People’s Bank of China, also known as PBOC, has been in the media’s attention during the last month, as it is currently deliberating the faith of digital currency and digital currency exchanges operating in the Asian country.

A recent digest from the PBOC related on the current Yuan rates, market sentiment, a couple of new developments in the country’s exchange policies, but also changes in the financial market regulations, and Chinese economic data.

Digital currencies are also mentioned, and in this case, it has been stated that bitcoin exchanges are unlikely to become official exchanges in China in the near future. Not only this, as the Chairman of the Bank’s Operation Office, Zhou Xuedong mentioned that a couple of price bubbles were noticed on bitcoin, and that China is in desperate needed of a proper legislative framework concerning Bitcoin trading. Because of this, the regulator will likely introduce a couple of other measures in order to help strengthen the oversight that the PBOC plays above Bitcoin exchanges and platforms operating in China.


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20 Feb

BTCC Suspends Withdrawals Until the 15th of March

By Daniel Zo Bitcoin, BTCC, China Read Comments

During the last couple of months, the attitude of Chinese authorities towards Bitcoin and Bitcoin Exchanges has become quite offensive, considering the numerous threats made towards exchanges that do not fully comply with the regulations put in place by the Chinese Government.

Recent reports indicate that a couple of major Chinese bitcoin exchanges, including BTCC, will now stop both bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals for a month. This particular suspension will likely last until the 15th of March, as BTCC and other exchanges try their best to comply with the new set of regulations put into place by the Chinese authorities, as a direct crackdown towards exchanges.


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