Category: Columns

Shanghai Man: China’s version of McJob meme, eCNY airdrops, Canaan’s record revenue

Shanghai Man: China’s version of McJob meme, eCNY airdrops, Canaan’s record revenue

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations. Regulatory noise In this week’s column, the Man in Shanghai is determined to squeeze all of the regulatory noise into one section, so […]

Continue Reading

Shanghai Man: China declares victory over crypto — Is this the end of the crackdown?

Shanghai Man: China declares victory over crypto — Is this the end of the crackdown?

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Victory for the regulators After a tumultuous summer of crackdowns, the Chinese regulators are declaring their victory in eliminating illegal cryptocurrency trading activities […]

Continue Reading

Shanghai Man: Billionaire buys CryptoPunks, Arbitrum finds traction, markets ignore warnings

Shanghai Man: Billionaire buys CryptoPunks, Arbitrum finds traction, markets ignore warnings

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   There are a lot of narratives to keep an eye on as China enjoyed a relatively quiet week on the regulatory front and […]

Continue Reading

Shanghai Man: Ready Player Cats DAO, surging NFT interest, court rules crypto is not property

Shanghai Man: Ready Player Cats DAO, surging NFT interest, court rules crypto is not property

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   After enforcing global KYC requirements for all users, Binance’s dominance in CeFi has slipped from about two-thirds to just over one half, according […]

Continue Reading

Shanghai Man: Hack of little-known Poly Network highlights East-West crypto divide

Shanghai Man: Hack of little-known Poly Network highlights East-West crypto divide

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   After ThorCHAIN and Chainswap were exploited, it’s safe to say that hacking cross-chain bridges seems to be the style of the season. This […]

Continue Reading

Shanghai Man: Chainlink hackathon, OKExChain nets $2B TVL, and Tencent unveils ‘magic’ NFT platform

Shanghai Man: Chainlink hackathon, OKExChain nets $2B TVL, and Tencent unveils ‘magic’ NFT platform

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Much like last week, China’s minor COVID flareups dominated the headlines as the country seeks to avoid more serious lockdowns. Cryptocurrency managed to […]

Continue Reading

Shanghai Man: US senators tell athletes to avoid digital yuan, Chinese exchange volumes rebound … and more

Shanghai Man: US senators tell athletes to avoid digital yuan, Chinese exchange volumes rebound … and more

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Olympic battle After months of writing about the relentless actions of the Chinese government, this week we lead with a story from the […]

Continue Reading