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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

What Apple Pay means for China

18 September 2014  |  2571 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The launch of Apple Pay will likely have a profound impact on the payments industry in the US and potentially Europe, but what does it mean for China? A big bite or a small one? After Apple's launch annoucement of Apple Pay in early September, speculation was rife as to what the business model would look like and how Apple and the other players in ...

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Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

China Bitcoin Exchanges 2.0

24 July 2014  |  2646 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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  |  2609 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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, some...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Insurance companies to kick-start Shanghai Stock Exchange?

10 January 2014  |  2827 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Of Bitcoin ATMs and regulation in Asia

09 January 2014  |  2061 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

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

31 December 2013  |  2224 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 sta...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Bitcoin in China: so where are we now?

23 December 2013  |  2760 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Expansion Challenges for China's tier 2 banks

14 December 2013  |  2077 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Observing retail banking behaviour in Asia

04 December 2013  |  1287 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

What the Chinese government announcement means for Bitcoin

26 November 2013  |  13725 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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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