Cities in China are Using Blockchain to Track Parolees

At least two Chinese cities are using blockchain technology to track offenders on parole, CCN has learned. In the city of Foshan, a report from May indicates that officials would like to deck their system out with bracelets similar to those issued in western countries. In the city of Zhongshan, which is in the same

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Chinese School Officials Caught Mining Ethereum On School Property

Local Chinese news outlet HK01 reports that teachers at Puman Middle School in Chenzhou, Hunan Province have been caught mining Ethereum on school property. The operation went on for the last several months and did not go entirely unnoticed – people had complained that the computers in the school were making an awful lot of

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Newsflash: China’s Central Bank Slams Blockchain Investment ‘Bubble’

China’s central bank has called on the government to strengthen supervision into ‘speculative’ financing and investments in the blockchain sector. The Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, published a working paper titled ‘What can a blockchain do and cannot do?’ on Tuesday. An early analysis of the working paper

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Hong Kong Exchange Prepares for Blockchain Trading Platform

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has joined forces with Digital Asset to develop a blockchain platform for post-trade allocation and processing of trades. This alliance was created under the Stock Connect programme with China, based on a FinExtra report. HKEX had been working on a prototype system for Stock Connect using Digital Asset’s

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China’s Merchants are Legally Allowed to Accept Bitcoin and Crypto

As reported by CnLedger, a trusted cryptocurrency news source in China, the country’s merchants can legally accept crypto as a payment method. According to local reports, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration officially recognized Bitcoin as a property, allowing individuals and businesses to own and transfer Bitcoin without being in conflict with existing financial regulations.

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Chinese Civil Court Rules Bitcoin as Legally Protected Property

A case involving almost half a million dollars in cryptocurrency led to an important new precedent in China. A high Chinese court, the Court of International Arbitration, ruled that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are valuable personal property and are therefore protected under existing Chinese law. The court also stated that there is no law on

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Andreas Antonopoulos’ ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ Mentioned on Chinese National Television

According to @cnLedger, who follows Chinese cryptocurrency news, Andreas Antonopoulous’ book, Mastering Bitcoin, was recently recommended on Chinese television as a way to get introduced to cryptocurrency and the blockchain. .@aantonop 's "Mastering Bitcoin" was recommended on China's official TV channel today to national wide audience. However, the book title in the Chinese version was

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China’s Largest Newspaper Group to Launch Blockchain Laboratory

People Capital, the venture capital arm of People’s Daily Online — the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party — has signed an agreement with Xunlei Limited to use the blockchain technology for innovation and to empower the Chinese economy and the world at large. The alliance between the companies is part of a global

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China’s Internet Agency Regulator Has Strict Demands For Blockchain Startups

China’s central internet regulator has issued strict rules targeting blockchain companies and entities operating in China. The Cyberspace Administration of China has published draft regulations on Friday demanding blockchain-based information service providers to register users using real names, national identification numbers, censor postings and store user data. The regulations follow an open letter posted by a Chinese student activist

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Trump’s Tariffs are Putting the Pinch on Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain

Increasing tensions in China-US trade relations may portend tougher times ahead for Chinese bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain, with shipments to one of its major overseas markets facing new tariffs since August 23. The South China Morning Post reports that Bitmain is seen by analysts as the cryptocurrency mining hardware firm with the most potential exposure to

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