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BitMEX, one of the world’s leading bitcoin trading platforms, has hired former financial markets regulator Angelina Kwan as the company’s new chief operating officer (COO). Kwan will oversee and drive the company’s growth, and will be based in Hong Kong, the company said on Tuesday. Kwan previously served as the...
Bitmain Technologies, the cryptocurrency mining firm co-founded by billionaires Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan, released public financial statements audited by KPMG on Wednesday, formalizing its desire to go public on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX). The long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) prospectus of the company was published, so...
The Hong Kong Securities Regulator has taken a highly sceptical tone towards Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), referring to them as fundraising efforts of 'Downright Fraud', citing a lack of oversight and regulation as being a significant danger. Speaking at an investment industry function, the deputy head of the Hong Kong...
A ban on cryptocurrency trading against the yuan has officially come into effect in China, forcing mainland bitcoin trading platform operators to turn to other Asian markets. Huobi, once one of the largest bitcoin trading platforms in the world, said it has opened new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore...
China's cryptocurrency clampdown has forced mainland investors and entrepreneurs to find ways to bypass the restrictions. Founders of cryptocurrency projects are now turning to Hong Kong exchanges for alternative listing of their tokens, while investors are exchanging their bitcoins peer-to-peer. Aurelien Menant, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange...