Breaking: Hong Kong Legislator Invites Coinbase To Establish Crypto Operations

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Crypto News: Hong Kong, known for its progressive approach towards cryptocurrencies, has extended an invitation to global crypto trading operators to set up businesses in the country. In a Twitter post, Legislative Council member Johnny Ng expressed his willingness to provide assistance and hinted at possible stock listing plans for crypto trading operators, including Coinbase. This move comes after the US SEC went on a crypto carnage this week with subsequent lawsuits filed against crypto heavyweights like Binance and Coinbase.

Hong Kong Embraces Crypto Regulations

While many countries in the West remain cautious about cryptocurrencies, Hong Kong has taken a different approach by actively regulating crypto assets. In 2023, the city’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, announced the government’s commitment to building a robust crypto and fintech ecosystem. Since then, Hong Kong has been proactively developing regulations and compliance measures to foster the growth of the crypto industry.

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Hong Kong’s pro-crypto stance has attracted attention from global tech giants. In January, Samsung, the Korean tech giant, announced the launch of a Bitcoin Futures Active ETF on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Moreover, in mid-February, reports emerged that Chinese officials were providing strategic approval to Hong Kong’s pro-crypto efforts.

It is even speculated that the Chinese government might eventually consider using Hong Kong as a test bed for crypto innovation, as long as it does not pose a threat to the country’s financial stability. This endorsement further solidified Hong Kong’s reputation as a leading crypto-friendly jurisdiction in the region.

Hong Kong Lays Foundation For Retail CBDC

In the latest development, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on June 9 its plans to lay the foundation for implementing a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The move aims to explore the potential benefits of CBDCs as a payment method for day-to-day transactions and for easy onboarding of customers onto crypto exchanges.

The invitation extended by Legislative Council member Johnny Ng signals the country’s commitment to becoming a digital hub for the crypto industry, which has already seen participation from both OKX and Huobi compliance entities and are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. At the time of writing, the California-based Coinbase exchange has not provided a response to the proposal yet.

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