02 August 2014

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

China Bitcoin Exchanges 2.0

24 July 2014  |  1539 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Seven months after the PBOC's crackdown on bitcoin exchanges in China and we're seeing a resurgence in talk about what Chinese bitcoin exchanges are doing and where they are going. While accusations of falsifying trading data and questions about bitcoin's future in China still abound, China's bitcoin exchanges want to move on and forget the past,...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Why you should watch China's banking industry in 2014

16 January 2014  |  1198 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

For decades, China has been known as the imitator and not the innovator. The argument goes that the West came up with social networking, mobile payments, group-buying, etc. and China imitated it, sometimes better, sometimes worse. C2C – copy to China. R&D – rob and duplicate. There are numerous terms to describe it. After living in China fo...

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Insurance companies to kick-start Shanghai Stock Exchange?

10 January 2014  |  1673 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Shanghai Stock Exchange has been in the doldrums for the past couple of years and was the worst performing Asian exchange of 2013. Dismal performance and increasing questions about the transparenc...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Of Bitcoin ATMs and regulation in Asia

09 January 2014  |  1270 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over the past week, Robocoin Technologies announced they were expanding their Bitcoin ATM offering into Asia with planned ATM installs in Taiwan and Hong Kong. If you're not familiar with the Bitcoin...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Could Alibaba's Jubaopen transform China's FSI cloud?

31 December 2013  |  1294 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On November 27, 2013, the Ali-cloud division of Alibaba group announced the launch of Ali Financial Cloud services. Background Ali financial cloud services has been developed to provide secure and s...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Bitcoin in China: so where are we now?

23 December 2013  |  1792 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It sounds trite if you’ve read my other posts on Bitcoin in China, but ‘wow! What a week it has been for Bitcoin in China’. With the PBOC effectively cutting off (legal) funding of accounts on exchang...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Expansion Challenges for China's tier 2 banks

14 December 2013  |  1163 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

After 18 years of economic development, China’s Tier 2 Banks, mainly city commercial banks, are growing to fill a gap in-between state-owned banks, and rural commercial banks. As part of their growth,...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Observing retail banking behaviour in Asia

04 December 2013  |  857 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

With a wide range of channel choices for retail customers, banks need to be aware of the usage and preferences for each channel which can vary for multiple reasons including the purpose of the transac...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

What the Chinese government announcement means for Bitcoin

26 November 2013  |  3748 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

From purchasing property with Bitcoins, to the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, to incredible mining operations, China over the past few months has become the largest Bitcoin market in the world and ...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Drivers of Supra-regional expansion in Asia

20 November 2013  |  1037 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

To a large extent, Asian banks are in a somewhat enviable position. China is certainly the economic giant of the region, and if China’s economy slows, it does have knock-on effects, yet, the economies...

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