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As CoinDesk reports Chinese publication Caixin said that the PBOC did not hold a meeting on shutting down mining activities; the meeting was supposed to be held on January 3rd and meant to focus on banning mining; the news means that the Chinese government is taking a more agnostic approach to bitcoin mining, not endorsing it but at the same time not banning it; more concrete news should surface in the coming months, for now firms like Bixin and ViaBTC will keep operating. Source.
This weeks WeiyangX Fintech Review on Crowdfund Insider covered the PBoC discussing key findings in their fintech sandbox program; Pinganfang.com found itself involved in a US crowdfunding fraud case; JD Finance and China UnionPay partnered on a blockchain based risk information sharing mechanism; Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma announced that Ant Financial will delay their IPO; Tencent reached an agreement with China CITIC Bank to cooperate on cloud services, a financial big data platform and security. Source.
Some of biggest bitcoin miners in China have reportedly been looking to set up operations in other Asian countries; there has been conflicting reports out of China is the last week as to what the country is doing when it comes to mining operations; the PBOC has not made official comments yet and the mining overall doesn’t look to slow down as other countries can fill the role of China. Source.
In this week’s WeiyangX Fintech Review reported by Crowdfund Insider they cover the rumors that the CBRC suspended online lending by private banks; private banks were only permitted to be in operation for the last 3 years and this news is reported to be done because of concerns over stability at the banks; a charity crowdfunding platform, Fenbeichou, was accused of fraud; the PBOC released new rules for mobile payment security including all QR code providers now need a permit. Source.
The National Internet Finance Association of China has been tasked with the job of making the agency but has offered little details so far; the PBoC invited eight leading Internet companies in 2015 to help with this issue but have received eight individual ideas and rejected them all; the issue of sharing proprietary data still plagues the project and the current issues don’t look to be solves soon. Source.