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Hong Kong blockchain initiatives natural evolution for finance hub, says Signum Digital CEO

Hong Kong’s new crypto licensing regime isn’t the only bullish sign for the city’s digital asset industry, says Signum Digital, the first company to win a preliminary license to handle securitized tokens in the city.

Hong Kong may face backlog in virtual asset license applications as demand grows, former SFC regulator says

Angelina Kwan, who helped shape early Hong Kong automated trading services and internet trading regulation, told Forkast the upcoming virtual asset licensing regime is almost identical to that for traditional financial institutions.

Hong Kong poised for ambitious changes

Hong Kong has opened its doors to the world once more, and it spared no time hosting blockchain and web3 focused summits.

Hong Kong’s Crypto Dream

Hong Kong’s economy is shrinking, but a recent budget draft published by the government lists some changes that could help the city recover – and crypto is at the center of it all.

Hong Kong’s new crypto regulation may lure Web3 firms back, experts say

Hong Kong’s proposed crypto licensing regime received Huobi Global’s pledge to return to the city, and more companies may follow, industry experts told Forkast.

China NFT platforms expand into Hong Kong in face of compliance risks on mainland

Hong Kong’s new digital asset-friendly policies could set the city up as the home for secondary NFT marketplaces from China as trading of ‘digital collectibles’ remains a gray area on the mainland.

Hong Kong crypto exchange AAX has lost most staff, unlikely to reopen, says former executive

The exchange has gone silent since pausing withdrawals and liquidating all futures positions, with users fearing a repeat of the FTX collapse.

How Hong Kong and Singapore can make Asia the center of crypto’s future

Yes, there is rivalry between the two global finance hubs. But their strengths are also complementary for Asia to become an even bigger crypto powerhouse, writes Lily Z. King.

Hong Kong needs engineering talent to reclaim role as digital asset hub

Hong Kong’s latest FinTech policies indicate it wants to reclaim its position as a hub for cryptocurrencies and digital assets, but that means finding the right people for the job.

Singapore vs Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Singapore are now locked in a battle over the future of crypto in Asia – but who will emerge victorious?

Hong Kong crypto policy turns on hopes of economic revival

Top blockchain and crypto news: Hong Kong rethinks digital assets. CBDC to debut in India. China’s e-yuan privacy problem.

Hong Kong Rethinks Crypto

Hong Kong reconsidering crypto’s retail investor ban.

Hong Kong announces policies to win back role as digital asset hub

Hong Kong reveals digital asset policies to distinguish itself from China, where cryptocurrency trading was banned in September last year.

Hong Kong set to relaunch itself as digital asset hub with revamped policies

When China banned cryptocurrency trading and mining in September 2021, it was feared that policy would make its way into Hong Kong. Seems that concern is getting a rethink.

More than just a JPEG? Digital Art Fair Hong Kong explores NFTs for data streaming and display

Pixelated pictures and cartoonish drawings have typically dominated the world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), but some exhibits at Hong Kong’s Xperience art fair show new means of applying the technology.

One country, two systems? Hong Kong seems set to diverge from China on digital assets

Hong Kong seems set to put out a new welcome mat for the blockchain and crypto industries, but will it work after concern about regulatory restrictions convinced many cryptocurrency operators to leave?

FastForkast headlines

Hong Kong may license at least 8 crypto firms by year-end: former SFC regulator

OKX cryptocurrency exchange to apply for virtual asset license in Hong Kong

China state-owned banks turn crypto-friendly in Hong Kong: Bloomberg

Crypto data provider Kaiko to move Asia HQ to Hong Kong from Singapore: Bloomberg

Signum Digital says it won first approval to offer security tokens in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s crypto scam losses in 2022 more than double from 2021: SCMP

China’s digital yuan initiative gets cold reception from Hong Kong visitors

Gate Group set to enter Hong Kong

Hong Kong to invest US$6.37 million to spur Web3 growth

Huobi plans to move headquarters to Hong Kong from Singapore

Hong Kong begins public consultation on crypto licensing regime

Hong Kong hopes to raise US$102 mln from digital green bonds debut: Bloomberg

Huobi to expand in Hong Kong as it bets on China

Hong Kong to mandate stablecoin licensing as early as this year

Apple, New York Times, Hong Kong Government listed among FTX creditors

Singapore-based crypto unicorn Amber Group slashes Hong Kong workforce, SCMP reports

Hong Kong crypto exchanges to follow same laws as traditional finance

Hong Kong pushes ahead with crypto hub plans as tech firms, startups show interest: financial secretary

Hong Kong lawmaker says e-HKD has potential to be a stablecoin

Crypto, digital assets account for 69% of online investment scams in Hong Kong

Hong Kong financial service providers gear up for retail crypto traders

Hong Kong arrests two for suspected involvement in digital asset fraud on AAX

Hong Kong’s SFC appoints new chief who calls for stronger crypto regulation

Hong Kong Stock Exchange debuts ‘Asia’s first’ crypto futures ETFs

Crypto savings, staking products not protected in Hong Kong, finance regulator says

Hong Kong mulls regulatory requirements for local licensed crypto exchanges: report

Hong Kong’s virtual asset licensing regime to take effect next June

Hong Kong’s race to launch first crypto-linked ETF begins

Troubled Hong Kong crypto exchange AAX unlikely to reopen, says former executive

Swiss crypto bank SEBA Bank expands to Hong Kong

Hong Kong residents spend most time online globally: NordVPN survey

Thai crypto exchange eyes Hong Kong for possible public share sale in 2024: report

Hong Kong said it remains upbeat on digital assets after FTX debacle

Hong Kong to boost funding, investor pool for fintech startups

Hong Kong seeks to allow crypto futures ETFs

Sam Bankman-Fried says Hong Kong could become Asia’s Web 3 hub

Hong Kong mulls plans to legalize retail crypto trading: Bloomberg

Hong Kong crypto firm Q9 Capital gets Dubai provisional approval

Hong Kong, BIS explore CBDC-backed stablecoins in retail prototype

Markets: Bitcoin gains, Polygon leads top 10 crypto; Hong Kong stocks plunge

Hong Kong digital asset firm sets up US$50 mln fund to expand mining business amid crypto winter

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether little changed; XRP rises; Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index drops amid U.S. regulation changes

Aussie laundered stolen retirement funds via Hong Kong using crypto, diamonds

Markets: Bitcoin holds above US$20K; Dogecoin gains 7.37%; Hang Seng Index jumps 6% in Hong Kong

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether slip; XRP slumps; Hang Seng Index touches 11-year low in Hong Kong

Hong Kong seeks suitable use case to sell public on retail CBDC: report

Hong Kong needs at least two years to build wholesale CBDC: HKMA

Hong Kong encourages firms to bring STO proposals to the SFC

Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network in U.K. launches Hong Kong chapter

Hong Kong hosts Digital Asset Series seminars for mass literacy

Hong Kong to launch US$637 mln tech fund for startups: report

Huobi applies for trading license with Hong Kong SFC

Hong Kong SFC boss Ashley Alder to head UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

Chinese NFT platform apologizes for using Hong Kong movie star Louis Koo’s images

Hong Kong to research retail CBDC cybersecurity with Israel, BIS

Yahoo, Meta look to Hong Kong for metaverse tests