HK Regulates Crypto Mining, as China Considers Ban
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HK Regulates Crypto Mining, as China Considers Ban

Hong Kong has moved to regulate cryptocurrency mining, the computing process that generates cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, with regulators attracted to the industry by the…

Opening the government’s data kimono
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Opening the government’s data kimono

This year, the Hong Kong government plans to open up over 650 datasets to be released online for the public to use and view freely….

Another tech listing Bits the dust: Bitmain in Hong Kong
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Another tech listing Bits the dust: Bitmain in Hong Kong

Despite its warm welcome to emerging and innovative firms such as pre-profit biotech companies, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) seems to be having second…

Big Data boffins betting on culture and a principled industry to elevate Hong Kong
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Big Data boffins betting on culture and a principled industry to elevate Hong Kong

The Institute of Big Data Governance (IBDG), a non-profit platform, has been established this month in Hong Kong to promote better protection of big data,…

Hong Kong’s Security regulator to bring crypto into its regulatory reach
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Hong Kong’s Security regulator to bring crypto into its regulatory reach

Last Thursday, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said its regulatory net will extend to cryptocurrency. Industry insiders welcome the move but say its…

Regulators, industry and legislators welcome crypto exchange rules (but definitely not a ban)
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Regulators, industry and legislators welcome crypto exchange rules (but definitely not a ban)

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is considering regulating the trading platforms of cryptocurrency, rather than banning them. On Monday, the SFC’s outgoing chairman,…

Policy Address 2019: I&T, IT, R&D – More More MORE!
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Policy Address 2019: I&T, IT, R&D – More More MORE!

As Hong Kong chief executive Ms Carrie Lam is scheduled to unveil the 2018-2019 Policy Address this Wednesday, different parties have now put forward suggestions…

Data privacy: Europe does a check up; Hong Kong just trusts
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Data privacy: Europe does a check up; Hong Kong just trusts

Last month, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong said Facebook account holders in Hong Kong were not affected in…

Hong Kong’s new IPO listing rules working for innovation startups
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Hong Kong’s new IPO listing rules working for innovation startups

IT, biotech, medtech, healthtech early stage companies find a new friendly listing platform in Asia. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has recently reformed its…

Crypto exchanges flee from Asia amid regulatory uncertainties
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Crypto exchanges flee from Asia amid regulatory uncertainties

Scared away by regulatory clampdowns and uncertainty, cryptocurrency exchanges are fleeing Asia in general and Hong Kong in particular. At least three major exchanges, including…