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STAR Market debut aftermath; China fast-tracks its own cryptocurrency

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Global coverage of STAR Market's stellar trading debut continues, however questions are now being rai
 
July 24 · Issue #30 · View online
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Global coverage of STAR Market’s stellar trading debut continues, however questions are now being raised about its future after all but four of the 25 firms that debuted on the tech board saw their share price fall by or during day two. However, others are still convinced of the board’s long term value.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s own cryptocurrency launch seems to have inspired China’s central bank, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), to fast-track its own national digital currency plans. Some see this as a strategy to assert control, while others see the move as a positive sign that regulators are embracing blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
On Monday, Robin Li Yanhong, CEO of Chinese technology giant Baidu, published a purposeful article in the People’s Daily newspaper, which appears to have been written in answer to rising anti-Chinese technology sentiment in Washington D.C. Yanhong called for a “strategic, global, forward-looking and ethical” approach to the development of AI technologies and whilst making clear that China would win the AI race, he also held that China’s innovation would “benefit the world and humanity.”
If you’re attending the World AI Show in Singapore today or not, wishing you an interesting and productive day!
/Carrington


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