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NBA partners Chinese fintech giant Ant Group to launch NFTs in China
NBA will partner Ant Group – Chinese tech giant Alibaba’s fintech affiliate – to issue NBA-themed NFTs and create content on Alipay.
Will Genesis meet its maker amid creditors closing in?
Top blockchain and crypto news: Genesis bankruptcy begins. FTX chief ponders a reboot. China’s CBDC gets a smart-contract upgrade.
Binance launches Ethereum staking ahead of Merge upgrade
Top blockchain and crypto news: Binance bets on Ethereum Merge. What does Terra’s sudden resurgence mean? China seeks to expand e-CNY ecosystem.
Ant Group’s NFT arm punishes users for digital collectible resales
Jingtan, Alibaba affiliate Ant Group’s non-fungible token (NFT) platform, has placed limitations on at least 56 accounts for participating in the resale of digital collectibles, after various collections surged in popularity in online second-hand markets. See related article: CCTV NFTs hit resale market before transfer permitted Fast facts Jingtan, developed by AntChain, said it has […]
Digital collectible gifts on the way for Chinese New Year
Several mainland tech giants are launching digital collectibles as a novel gifting option for the Chinese New Year holiday season, which starts Feb. 1. Fast facts Digital collectibles are essentially non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but the term has been discouraged by authorities. Chinese search engine Baidu’s XuperChain has launched its digital collectibles platform, with a series […]
China’s new mobile payment rules could pave the way for e-CNY, experts say
In the long run, the new rules may ‘lay the perfect foundation’ to improve risk management, says an ICBC expert.
Chinese payment giant Alipay finds buyers for new NFTs
Alipay, one of China’s major payment apps, has again rolled out non-fungible token artworks designed as wallpapers for users’ payment code pages, with a total of 80,000 copies of two editions combined having sold out within a day. Fast facts Alipay yesterday started selling two editions of artworks — built on its own Ant Chain […]
Hong Kong crypto crime surges; Tencent launches NFT platform
Hong Kong crypto crime surges as Tencent launches NFT platform.
Tencent climbs aboard NFT bandwagon with new trading app
Chinese internet giant Tencent is making a foray in the world of non-fungible tokens, launching an NFT trading platform named Huanhe. Fast facts The tech conglomerate has rolled out the Huanhe app — built on the company’s own Zhixin chain — on its Android application platform. Its debut sales feature 300 audio NFTs created based […]
Chinese e-commerce giant Taobao sells NFTs at annual shopping festival
Demand for non-fungible tokens appears insatiable as industry distances itself from crypto sector to avoid crackdown.
South Korea’s Upbit sued for patent violation, Alipay launches NFT platform | The Daily Forkast
Another legal challenge faces cryptocurrency exchange Upbit. In China, Ant Group is getting into the NFT game — through Alipay.
Chinese payment giant Alipay starts selling NFTs
Chinese payment app Alipay has started selling non-fungible token artwork, finding buyers for a combined 8,000 editions of two artworks within one day.
Ant, Ping An, Tencent Cloud win top slots in Chinese blockchain ranking
Ant Group, Ping An Group and Tencent Cloud ranked as the top three among 50 leading Chinese industrial blockchain enterprises in 2020.
Ant Group shares exclusive database tech to grow China’s CBDC | The Daily Forkast
China’s internet giant Ant Group shares its OceanBase database for the e-CNY project. More investors try out DeFi platform PancakeSwap.
ASEAN+1 pledge to advance blockchain; Paypal to launch wallet in China | The Daily Forkast
Six blockchain groups in the Asia-Pacific form a consortium, aiming to champion blockchain advocacy in the region.
Who is really leading the global blockchain patent race?
Boosted by state incentives, companies in China are filing more blockchain patent applications than anywhere else. But how many patents got awarded?