Chinese Bank to Issue $66M Worth Securities on Blockchain

The Lianrong blockchain platform was launched by the bank to provide registered companies with the opportunity to distribute assets secured by accounts receivable to investors
21 August 2018   930

Zheshang Bank, one of the largest commercial financial institutes in China, issued securities worth $ 66 million through its proprietary blockchain platform. This is reported by CoinDesk.

On August 13, the bank submitted a prospectus to the Shanghai Clearing House. At the same time, representatives of Zheshang Bank reported that the securities will be secured by accounts receivable from various companies.

A few days later, the China Securities Journal reported that the bank issued these assets on August 17, becoming the first institution in the country to issue such securities.

The Lianrong blockchain platform was launched by the bank to provide registered companies with the opportunity to distribute assets secured by accounts receivable to investors.

Founded in 2004, Zheshang Bank is one of China's 12 publicly traded financial companies that launched various initiatives related to distributed registry technology over the past year and a half.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   316

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.