Extending the Great Firewall of China would “destroy” Hong Kong – but it can be done
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Extending the Great Firewall of China would “destroy” Hong Kong – but it can be done

The suggestion of implementing restrictions to HK’s Internet has many up in arms – but how easily can it be pulled off? Photo: A landscape…

Prepaid card industry grows: Two More Hong Kong Firms Receive SVF Licenses From HKMA
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Prepaid card industry grows: Two More Hong Kong Firms Receive SVF Licenses From HKMA

In an attempt to drive the city’s digital banking industry forward, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced earlier this month that it is issuing…

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…