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Jones Day
The Situation: Authorities in China have cracked down on privately developed cryptocurrency, yet have heavily invested in and encouraged the development of other blockchain applications and services.
Kangxin
The China National Intellectual Property Administratio (CNIPA) has updated its examination guidelines to include a specific section on how the office is likely to assess patent applications
STA Law Firm
The new law which will go into effect on January 1, 2020 aims to regulate the use of crypto-technology by individual citizens, businesses and even the government
Foley & Lardner
The New York Times reported that "A state-issued e-currency would help China's government know more — much, much more — about how its citizens spend their money, giving it sweeping new powers...
DeHeng Law Offices
金融科技英译为Fintech,是Financial Technology的缩写,可以简单理解成为Finance(金融)+Technology(科技),金融科技主要是指由大数据、区块链、云计算、人工智能等新
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
As blockchain is increasingly being recognised as a disruptive technology that could revolutionise a wide range of industries including finance, logistics, and data services, it continues to be one of the hottest...
Hong Kong
ONC Lawyers
FinTech Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Hong Kong, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Hogan Lovells
A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction freezing the assets of a French cryptocurrency trader in a dispute over what happened to bitcoins held in an...
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 6 November 2019, the Security and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a position paper setting out a new regulatory framework ...
Appleby
While Hong Kong has long been the jewel in the crown of Asia's financial sector, the city is now pursuing growth through the addition of financial technology investment.
Appleby
The Financing and Money Services Act, 2009 (FSMA) provides a framework for the licensing, registration and supervision of persons carrying on financing
India
LexOrbis
Blockchain, the new buzzword in the technology space has been gaining traction among various industries.
Khaitan & Co
Digital transactions and fintech have been the buzz words during the past few years.
J. Sagar Associates
FinTech Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of India, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Vaish Associates Advocates
Blockchain Technology is one of the latest technologies in the era of technology. Technology which carries the potential to change the outlook of the way things are done till now and all the orthodox methods which our human brain is habitual to.
AZB & Partners
Note to contributors: ‘cryptoasset' includes cryptocurrencies (eg, Bitcoin and Ether) and crypto-tokens (eg, security tokens and utility tokens), but excludes branded loyalty points...
Argus Partners
A blockchain, as its name suggests, is a virtual chain made of blocks, where each block contains information.
AZB & Partners
In India, over the past few years, the use of technology, including blockchain, to fuel financial transactions has boomed significantly. Such development has not gone unnoticed
Singhania & Co
This article provides an analysis of Smart Contracts which operate using Blockchain technology and provide an interesting alternative to Traditional Contracts.
Nishith Desai Associates
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India's central bank, had earlier in August prescribed detailed guidelines and an operational framework on a regulatory sandbox to be set up in the fintech space
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Drones and other remote sensing technologies can help in monitoring crop patterns and thereby enabling efficient delivery of both credit and insurance products.
AZB & Partners
Cryptocurrencies are digital representations of value created by means of cryptography and are intended to secure financial transactions or transfer of assets.
Vaish Associates Advocates
Pursuant to a Public Interest Litigation titled Siddharth Dalmia & Vijay Pal Dalmia Vs. Union of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance & Reserve Bank of India being W.P.(C) No. 001071 / 2017 ...
LexCounsel Law Offices
With more and more investors being attracted to invest in virtual currencies with their astonishing highs and painful lows
STA Law Firm
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with India.
Nishith Desai Associates
The cryptocurrency community is coming together for the first time to raise its voice against cryptocurrency ban and discuss the possibilities of its future in India
Khaitan & Co
The Indian fintech industry is rapidly evolving to provide innovative technologies in the financial services sector.
Nishith Desai Associates
The RBI released the draft regulatory sandbox framework in April for public comments; NDA has submitted its comments on the draft
Khurana and Khurana
Therefore, the SEBI should be circumspect while introducing reporting requirements for Financial Institutions in areas like Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Technological innovation in the financial space, popularly known as ‘fintech', has been at the forefront of regulatory thinking in recent times and is widely considered to be the panacea
LexOrbis
The Draft Framework sets out the eligibility criteria for start –ups seeking to be part of the RS.
Nishith Desai Associates
Fintech In India: Understanding The Regulatory Side Of The Next Big Wave (April 24, 2019) (Video)
Malaysia
Labuan IBFC Inc
Listen in to this session as the panelists identify such gaps and how to bridge them, while examining differences in mindset, culture and ethos.
Labuan IBFC Inc
What current and emerging global trends are evident in the digital asset and finance industry? Listen in to this discussion, where panelists talk about the underlying...
Labuan IBFC Inc
Shenzhen, 15 August 2019 - The China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB), Labuan Branch successfully signed two Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU")...
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
The three RMOs were Luno Malaysia Sdn Bhd, SINEGY Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and Tokenize Technology (M) Sdn Bhd.
Labuan IBFC Inc
Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd ("MDEC") recently announced that Malaysia has the potential to become a digital hub for ASEAN...
Labuan IBFC Inc
The only constant in life is change, and of late the most consistent change is the unyielding momentum towards all things digital.
Labuan IBFC Inc
Fusang Exchange, Asia's first fully licenced securities exchange focused on digital assets recently obtained its Securities Exchange approval in Labuan IBFC
Singapore
CNPLaw LLP
The Payment Services Act 2019 ("PS Act"), which was passed by Parliament in January 2019 and will come into force on 28 January 2020, regulates payment systems and payment service ...
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
What is cryptocurrency and blockchain? – Cryptocurrencies are virtual, digital currencies that offer the benefit of exceptionally strong protection, ...
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
We are beginning to see disputes arising from the use of virtual currencies in trade.
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
In our previous article, we explored the merits and pitfalls of a marriage between blockchain tokenization technology and traditional securities in the form of equity interests.
Walkers
n ICO is a method whereby new projects sell their underlying crypto tokens/coins in exchange for fiat currencies or cryptocurrencies of immediate and liquid value such as bitcoin and/or ether.
CNPLaw LLP
Following or in spite of the general downward plunge in cryptocurrency value from the first quarter of 2018, termed by some as the "Great Crypto Crash", many governments and regulators in various countries around the world ...
CNPLaw LLP
The offer for sale of digital tokens, also known as initial coin offerings, has been a popular means for blockchain companies and technology companies to access capital by, basically, crowdfunding.
CNPLaw LLP
On 24 January 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") warned a digital token issuer (the "Issuer") not to proceed with its securities token offering in Singapore.
CNPLaw LLP
Exchange Traded Funds are listed funds that track an underlying basket of assets that typically share a similar investment profile, which can be a stock index, commodity, bonds, or any basket of assets.
CNPLaw LLP
Crypto firm AriseBank was recently reported to have made false claims, that it was operating a fraudulent Initial Coin Offering.
Dezan Shira & Associates
When Singapore became independent a little more than 50 years ago, the small and resource-poor developing country originally had little chance of survival.
South Korea
Khurana and Khurana
The word "Blockchain" is one of the most trending buzzwords of this decade. Everyone is talking about it.
Taiwan
Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices
It is no news that in some jurisdictions there have been cases where virtual currencies being criminal proceeds were seized, confiscated, and even auctioned off by courts or law enforcement agencies.
Vietnam
Dezan Shira & Associates
As Vietnam moves from low-tech manufacturing to a service-oriented economy, the country's information technology (IT) market is increasingly gaining traction, giving competition to IT firms in China and India.
Rouse
The startup world in South-East Asia (SEA) is booming, much like the rest of the world. E-commerce ...
Worldwide
Hogan Lovells
Asia-Pacific region economies are often spoken of in terms of their rapid adoption of mobile communications...
GameChanger Law Advisors
Cryptocurrency, and its underlying technology, Distributed Ledger Technology ("DLT") are arguably two of the most polarizing financial developments of the last decade.
Labuan IBFC Inc
Around the region, what were the milestones for the year and what may we look forward to in 2020 and beyond?
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