Meng Liu

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EY Flexes Its Blockchain Muscles In China

Meng Liu 12 hours ago
EY’s Asia-Pacific blockchain summit took place for the second time in Shanghai on November 6th. It was an opportunity for EY to showcase its most recent blockchain projects happening around the globe, as proof of concepts or in production. Here are my key observations from this event: 1- EY is betting on public blockchain for […]
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President Xi’s Calls For A Strong Development Of Blockchain In China: What’s Next?

Meng Liu October 28, 2019
On Thursday, October 24, Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China, exhorted the country to “seize the opportunity” offered by blockchain technologies. In particular, he called to “clarify the main direction, increase investment, focus on a number of key core technologies, and accelerate the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation.” I have […]
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How WeBank Became The World’s Largest Digital Bank

Meng Liu October 24, 2019
Can you imagine a digital-only bank that has served 100 million customers within four years since its establishment? Not to mention those 100 million customers are all un-/underserved by traditional banks. Tencent-backed WeBank has achieved this goal and has become the largest digital bank in the world. The secret sauces of WeBank are the tech-driven […]
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Leveraging Its Platform Business For Global Expansion — Key Takeaways From Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference

Meng Liu October 13, 2019
Two weeks ago, I attended Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference 2019 in Hangzhou, China. I gained new insight into how Alibaba is going to further strengthen and expand its already powerful ecosystem; cloud will play a key role in its updated platform business strategies. Please check out my insights in this video:
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Virtual Banks In Hong Kong Are Set To Rekindle The Retail Banking Experience

Meng Liu September 20, 2019
Eight more digital-only banks are set to launch in Hong Kong by the end of 2020. Find out what sets them apart and what incumbent banks must do to compete in the region.
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Hong Kong Banks Must Raise The Bar In Mobile Banking

Meng Liu August 28, 2019
For the first time, Forrester has evaluated banks in Hong Kong, the famous world finance hub. We benchmarked the usability and functionality of the mobile apps of five banks in Hong Kong.
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Facebook’s Libra Needs To Answer Three Questions

Meng Liu June 19, 2019
On June 18, Facebook officially launched its Libra cryptocurrency project, which aims to leverage blockchain technologies to create a new stable cryptocurrency backed by a basket of fiat currencies. Facebook says its aim is to enable accessible and affordable digital payments for billions of people, including un-/underbanked people across the world. It aims to make […]
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Define Your Payment Strategy For B2B eCommerce In China

Meng Liu May 9, 2019
As the world’s largest eCommerce market, China appeals to global B2C and B2B brands alike. But China’s B2B eCommerce market is not as mature as the consumer space, and neither is its B2B payments. Multinationals that want to develop their B2B online commerce business in China will need to clearly define their strategy, including what […]
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A New Era, A New Digital Japan?

Meng Liu April 22, 2019
A New Era, A New Digital Japan? On May 1, Japan will get a new emperor, and a new era — Reiwa — will begin. The transition is largely symbolic, as the emperor’s role is ceremonial, but the coming of the Reiwa era also marks the end of the Heisei era, sometimes known as “the […]
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