Alibaba’s E-Commerce Website Taobao to Include NFT Arts in Its Maker Festival

NEAR Protocol teams up with a Chinese artist to sell NFTs in the Taobao Maker Festival.

Business  ·  17 July 2021

Alibaba, Google Among More Than 300 Companies Seeking Singapore Crypto Licenses

Companies apply under the Payment Services Act, a comprehensive regulatory framework for companies handling activities relating to digital assets, including payments and trading.

News  ·  4 June 2021

Ant Group to Become Financial Holding Company as Part of Alibaba Settlement: Report

The terms of the restructuring are expected to curb the Alibaba affiliate's profitability and valuation.

News  ·  12 April 2021

Goldman Sachs Expects Digital Yuan to Reach 1B Users Within 10 Years

Goldman Sachs predicts China’s digital yuan will attract 1 billion users within a decade, helping China’s commercial banks compete with fintech companies.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 November 2020
Ant Group

Trump Administration Said to Mull Putting Digital Payments Giant Ant Group on Trade Blacklist: Report

The move comes as Ant, a global leader in digital payments, is readying what could be an offering worth up to a record $35 billion.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 October 2020

Alibaba on Track to Be the Largest Blockchain Patent Holder by End of 2020: Study

Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is on track to become the largest blockchain patent holder, having filed ten times more than closest rival IBM.

News  ·  17 September 2020

Alibaba’s Ant Group Plans Dual IPOs at Possible $200B Valuation

The dual listing could turn Alibaba affiliate Ant Group into one of the largest companies operating in the blockchain space.

News  ·  20 July 2020

Global Shipping Giant Cosco to Trial Alibaba’s Ant Blockchain

Ant Financial claims its enterprise blockchain can handle a billion transaction a day and save costs in global shipping.

Business  ·  8 July 2020

Alibaba Claims Patented Cross-Chain System Is Better Than Cosmos

The e-commerce firm says its new patent would improve upon current systems used by blockchains to communicate with one another.

Tech  ·  1 June 2020

Alibaba Patents Blockchain System That Spots Music Copycats

The e-commerce giant has patented a blockchain-based means of vetting the originality of songs.

Business  ·  30 April 2020

Unlike Libra, Digital Yuan Will Not Need Currency Reserves to Support Value: PBOC Official

PBOC wants to distinguish its own digital currency from rival private initiatives.

News  ·  23 December 2019

Alibaba Patents Would Secure, Accelerate Its Consortium Blockchain

Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group has won two U.S. patents designed to make its blockchain network safer and faster.

Tech  ·  20 December 2019

Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

What really constitutes a "partnership" at the intersection of e-commerce and crypto?

Business  ·  15 November 2019

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Business Blockchain

The fintech arm of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group said it expects the blockchain to go live in around three months.

Tech  ·  12 November 2019

Alibaba Offers Bitcoin Rewards Through Lolli Shopping App for ‘Singles Day’

Lolli will offer Alibaba customers bitcoin back on their purchases with a new partnership.

Business  ·  11 November 2019