【A Study on Blockchain Technology Won China’s Top Press Prize】[ChainDD report] 15th September, 2018 (ChinaDD)
The 28th China Journalism Awards were announced on 13th, September. A total of 352 works from different media outlets including the national newspapers, news agencies, radios, TV stations as well as news websites received the country’s top press prizes.
As one of the highlights of this year’s prizes, a study on blockchain technology by Changsha Evening News, with the title of “Exploration of Integrated Media Approach based on Blockchain Technology ” , was awarded the second prize.
【津巴布韦保险和养老金委员会(IPEC)主席：区块链将更新濒临破产的保险公司】链得得（微信号：ChainDD）9月15日讯，据Bitcoin News消息，津巴布韦保险和养老金委员会(IPEC)主席Lynn Mukonoweshuro表示：完全依赖经纪人和代理人的交付方式，是该国保险业失败的主要原因之一，而区块链技术能够给该行业带来现代化更新。这些技术提供了衡量，控制和定价风险，与客户互动，降低成本和扩展可保性的新方法。
【华尔街金融高管加入链得得，ChainDD北美总部落地曼哈顿】美国纽约当地时间9月15日，链得得（微信ID：ChainDD）正式宣布成立北美总部公司ChainDD Inc.，美银美林前资深董事总经理，美国银行区块链创新委员会的主要成员Catherine Li正式加入链得得，出任ChainDD北美创始合伙人兼COO。
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据悉，该项法案由一批俄罗斯高级管理人员制定，包括亿万富翁Vladimir Potanin和俄罗斯创新基金Skolkovo负责人Viktor Vekselberg。
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【Beijing Financial Association re-issued risk alerts on “illegal fund-raising” 】[ChainDD report] 13th September, 2018 (ChinaDD)
Beijing Internet Finance Industry Association (BJIFIA) issued risk alerts related to crypto-currency and ICO on 30th August, 2018.
It is noteworthy that this is the second time that BJIFIA issued such risk alerts. However, it is the first time to mention “illegal fundraising in the name of blockchain”.
The announcement noted that recents crimes in the name of “financial innovation” and “blockchain” have violated the legitimate rights and interests of the public by issuing so-called “virtual currency”, “virtual assets” and “digital assets” to absorb funding. Such activities are not based on blockchain technology, but hype the illegal fundraising, pyramid selling and fraud in the concept of blockchain. These activities severely violate the normal financial order and cause potential threats to society.
【The latest risk alert from five ministries in China】[ChainDD report] 13th September, 2018 (ChinaDD)
On 27th August, the latest risk alert from five ministries: Future regulations may focus on illegal currency issuance. 2018. According to Chen Yunde, Director of the Internet Finance www.mikezfoto.committee and professional lawyer, unlike the announcement on preventing the risk of ICO issued by the seven ministries on the 4th September last year, the announcement on the risk of crypt-currency and blockchain on the 24th August is issued by the five ministries, with Ministry of Public Security and General Administration of Market Supervision included and China Securities Regulatory www.mikezfoto.commission (CSRC) excluded.
Chen believes that the issuance of this risk alert at this time results from two aspects. On the one hand, an increasing number of blockchain projects go bankrupt and the project organiser run away, leaving the investors struggling to protect their rights. Such accidents have gained attention from Ministry of Public Security. On the other hand, the trick of raising funds in the name of crypt-currency and blockchain is already well known to relevant departments. This is reflected by the content of the announcement, which specifies keywords such as “indirect investment”, “foreign server”, “candy” and “big V platform”.
Chen also points out that in the announcement issued last September, the Central Bank clearly defined the risk of ICO. This time, the announcement mentioned the issuance of tokens in the name of IFO, IEO and IMO again, and defined it as a disguised form of token issuance which is highly risky. Besides, there are situations similar to pyramid scheme where people are gathered through fake advertisement. He estimated that the latest alert from the Central Bank and the Ministry of Publich Security indicate that the supervisory departments may launch rectification to regulate the industry.
【Korean Police Investigate Shinil Group for the Shipwreck Fraud】[ChainDD report] 14th September, 2018 (ChinaDD)
According to The Korea Herald, Korean police accused Shinil Group of www.mikezfoto.committing ICO fraud by claiming to have found a lost Russian ship. This fraud involves 2600 investors and 9 billion Korean Won (around 8 million US Dollar).
The police claim that the victims may be fewer because some are likely to have multiple accounts. However, the amount involved may be higher because some may have invested with cash.
As previously reported on ChinaDD, Shinil claimed to have found the wreckage of Dmitrii Donskoi, a Russian navy ship, which is likely to be loaded with gold worth up to 13.4 billion US dollar. Thus, the www.mikezfoto.company claimed to start ICO with the gold as guarantee. However, it lowered this figure to 8.6 billion US dollar at the press conference on 26th July.
【Hong Kong Blockchain Startups Apply to Issue Asia's first Digital Currency Visa Debit Card】[ChainDD report] 14th September, 2018 (ChinaDD)
According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong-based blockchain startup Crypto.www.mikezfoto.com said today that it had applied for the issuance of digital currency Visa debit cards in Hong Kong.
It is reported that the www.mikezfoto.company claimed that this was the first case of this kind in Asia, and said that in the next two months, the www.mikezfoto.company would start sending more than 100,000 cards to customers worldwide.
Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.www.mikezfoto.com, said the www.mikezfoto.company would also support cash withdrawals. Users can convert cryptocurrency assets in digital wallets into legal tender and withdraw cash.
In addition, the www.mikezfoto.company plans to apply for lending licenses in Singapore and Hong Kong. If the application is successful, users of the www.mikezfoto.company's Visa card and digital wallet can use Bitcoin and MCO (www.mikezfoto.company's Pass) to secure a cash loan. The www.mikezfoto.company hopes to move from a digital currency Visa distribution www.mikezfoto.company to a lender with digital currency support.
【Ant Financial Scrutinizes Over-The-Counter Cryptocurency Trading and Creates an Inspection System on Key Websites and Accounts】[ChainDD report] 14th September, 2018 (ChinaDD)
The Beijing News journalist learned from Ant Financial that if individual accounts are involved in virtual currency transaction. Alipay will take measures such as restricting collection, even permanently, according to the circumstances. Next, Alipay and Ant Financial Services will continue to closely monitor the over-the-counter transactions involving virtual currency, establish an inspection system for key websites and accounts, and take relevant measures to deal with reports from users immediately.
Ant Financial also said that Alipay will conduct risk prevention education to users on the platform in various ways, reminding users not to be deceived by false propaganda, recognize the risks of virtual currency transactions, and avoid possible losses.
Previously, ChainDD has mentioned that the Shanghai Stock Exchange reported on the 23rd that the relevant departments will further take targeted clean-up and rectification measures, including requiring third-party payment institutions to strictly implement virtual currency-related businesses such as Bitcoin.
该项法案由一批俄罗斯高级管理人员制定，其中包括亿万富翁Vladimir Potanin和俄罗斯创新基金Skolkovo负责人Viktor Vekselberg。