Canaan Inc., a Chinese bitcoin mining company, applied to list on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on May 15.
Currently there is no hotter topic than blockchain in China where “3AM Sleepless Blockchain Communities” are rumoured to thrive. What is blockchain you ask? It is a technology developed to keep track of Bitcoin transactions whose usage have expanded with its popularity.
Although there is controversy over encrypted digital currency, research and development of blockchain technology is fiercely competitive. Blockchain has become an emerging technology valued in China and abroad, and its standardization process is advancing.
A city is not only a division of geographical location, but also a competitive entity for new technology. When a new technology emerges, there will be local adoption that creates new urban economic growth factors and a new perception of the city. For major cities, blockchain is a rare technical gift.
China far outnumbers the US in blockchain patents and leads the world, according to the latest blockchain patent list. Alibaba is the world’s leading enterprise in terms of number of patents published for blockchain technology. All of its 49 patents came from the Ant Financial technology laboratory.