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Alipay Adds Cooldown Feature on NFTs to Curb Speculation

China's second most-popular payments app doesn't want users to engage in speculation with NFTs.

News  ·  11 August 2021

PBoC Says It Will Keep High Pressure on Crypto Trading

China's central bank holds that crypto trading brings financial risk to the economy, and said it will continue a crackdown on the industry.

News  ·  2 August 2021

Ant Group Has Been Working With China’s Central Bank on Its CBDC Since 2017: Report

The Alibaba-affiliated company disclosed the information over the weekend at the Digital China Summit in Fuzhou.

News  ·  26 April 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

Ant Group Leads China-Dominated 2020 List of Blockchain Patent Holders

The only non-Chinese firm in the rankings, IBM, came fourth in terms of number of patents.

Tech  ·  15 March 2021

Tencent and Ant Group-Backed Banks to Join China’s Digital Yuan Trial: Report

The two commercial banks join the six state-owned banks already participating in the CBDC trial.

Business  ·  22 February 2021

Jack Ma’s Ant Group Agrees to Restructure After Pressure From China’s Regulators: Report

Regulators have been clamping down on Ant Group, even cancelling its expected $35 billion twin IPO late last year.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 February 2021

Jack Ma’s Ant Group, 3 Other Digital Banks Get OK to Operate in Singapore

The approved digital banks will be able to start operating from Singapore in early 2022.

News  ·  4 December 2020

Shanghai, Hong Kong Stock Exchanges Pause Ant Group IPO Over Regulatory Concerns

Ant Group's IPO has been suspended on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges due to significant changes in China's regulatory environment for fintech firms.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 November 2020

Ant Unveils Blockchain Product as Group Approved for World’s Biggest IPO

As Jack Ma's Ant Group gets Hong Kong approval for its $30 billion IPO, it has rolled out a blockchain platform aimed at protecting users' copyrights.

Business  ·  22 October 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

Ant Launches Business Trade Blockchain in Run-Up to $35B IPO

The launch of the cross-border trade blockchain comes as Ant stokes up enthusiasm for its public offering – set to be the largest on record.

Business  ·  25 September 2020

Ant Group Claims 100M Digital Assets Are Uploaded to Its Blockchain Daily

Days after announcing an expected $200 billion IPO, the Alibaba affiliate has rebranded its enterprise blockchain to AntChain.

News  ·  23 July 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