Tencent has launched its blockchain accelerator program, accepting applications from early-stage startups or big firms that have shifted to blockchain
The central government committee is to be made up of some 71 members, including senior executives from Tencent and Baidu.
Baidu has launched Xuperchain, a blockchain platform that seeks to make the development and deployment of blockchain projects in Asia fast and cost-effective.
ByteDance, the company that owns social media platform TikTok has partnered with a state-sponsored media firm on a blockchain and artificial intelligence venture.
Tencent has developed a tool that allows the Chinese government to screen financial transactions for any illegal crypto activity.
Tencent has received a new license from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to create a virtual bank powered by blockchain technology.
Blockchain regulation has continued to take center stage, as more countries recognize that blockchain is going to power the future.
The internet giant was backed by the U.K., Switzerland and others in its push to develop global blockchain invoice standards.
The startup intends on utilizing the funding and the expertise of the new partners, which include Tencent, Fidelity and Rakuten, to bring more visibility to its business.
Waterdrop, which hopes uses blockchain technology to allow users to crowdfund for healthcare, has recently hit the unicorn mark.