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Tiger Brokers (HK) officially launches virtual asset trading services, leading the way in Hong Kong’s online brokerage industry

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Effortlessly manage traditional securities and virtual assets with one app Tiger Trade: tailored to meet diverse investment needs 

  • Professional investors can now trade 18 virtual assets, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, through the Tiger Trade app.
  • The one-stop platform enables seamless management of traditional securities and virtual assets, fostering more flexible and diversified asset allocation strategies.

HONG KONG, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Tiger Brokers (HK) (“Tiger Brokers (HK)” or “Tiger Brokers”) announced the launch of its virtual asset trading services, becoming one of the first online fintech brokers in Hong Kong to offer a single platform that allows trading and managing both traditional securities and virtual assets. Professional investors in Hong Kong can now use Tiger Trade, Tiger Brokers’ flagship investment app, to trade 18 virtual assets including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), alongside stocks, options, futures, US Treasury bonds, funds, and other global assets, all at an affordable cost. This eliminates the need for multiple accounts across different brokers and platforms, making global asset allocation simpler and more convenient.

John Fei Zeng, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Tiger Brokers stated: “We are honored to be among the first fintech brokerage firms in Hong Kong to introduce virtual asset trading, leading the way in meeting investors’ evolving needs. As investors’ asset allocation requirements become increasingly diverse, our expanded product portfolio will help them seize various market opportunities. Our unified trading platform allows investors to trade and manage different types of investments seamlessly, enhancing user experience and boosting investment efficiency.”

He added: “With Hong Kong’s efforts to develop into a Web3.0 hub, we are confident in its vision. Hong Kong is one of the pioneering international financial centers introducing comprehensive regulations for virtual asset and fostering a trading-friendly environment. We aspire to bolster Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the global financial landscape through our contributions.”

Secure, convenient, and affordable virtual asset trading experience

Having previously secured an upgrade to its Type 1 license conditions from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”), Tiger Brokers is aiming to offer professional investors secure virtual asset trading services, strictly adhering to legal and regulatory requirements.

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Tiger Brokers continues to offer competitive trading rates, with virtual asset trading fees at only 0.2% of the transaction value, and custody fees waived. Unlike stock trading, virtual assets are settled instantly and can be traded 24/7. All registered users in Hong Kong can view real-time quotes, as well as top gainers and losers of virtual assets, via the user-friendly Tiger Trade interface, keeping abreast of market conditions anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, the Tiger Trade App enables instant T+0 exchange between Hong Kong dollars and US dollars.

Currently, Tiger Brokers’ virtual asset trading services are available only to professional investors. Eligible clients, including Hong Kong residents with over HKD 8 million in investment portfolio or corporate entities with assets exceeding HKD 40 million, can submit professional investor application on Tiger Trade. Customers also have the option to schedule an in-person visit to the Tiger Brokers office, where professional representatives will assist customers in completing the account opening and certification process. Looking ahead, Tiger Brokers plans to extend its virtual asset trading services to retail investors, subject to regulatory approval. Additionally, the company is considering the introduction of virtual asset spot withdrawal and deposit services.

Beyond virtual asset spot trading, Tiger Brokers also offers trading of U.S.-listed bitcoin spot ETFs and Hong Kong-listed spot bitcoin and ether ETFs to Hong Kong investors. Since entering the Hong Kong market just over a year ago, Tiger Brokers has won widespread acclaim from local users through the introduction of numerous innovative products and services. Recently, the SFC granted Tiger Brokers a Type 9 license for asset management services. With this, Tiger Brokers can offer a suite of asset management services, such as dedicated account services for both retail and professional investors, and collective investment scheme management for professional investors, thereby providing comprehensive support for the diverse investment needs of both retail and professional investors.

About Tiger Brokers (HK)

Tiger Brokers (HK) Global Limited (Central number: BMU940) holds type 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9 licenses of the SFC. Starting from 30th November 2022, with Tiger Trade, Tiger Brokers’ flagship app, Hong Kong users can trade financial products from major markets around the world, such as Hong Kong stocks, warrants, options, US stocks, US fractional shares and ETFs, etc., providing a one-stop solution to their investment needs. In the future, we will continue to expand our trading markets and categories to better serve Hong Kong investors.

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About Tiger Brokers

Tiger Brokers (Nasdaq: TIGR), founded in 2014, is a leading online brokerage group with a focus on redefining global investing with technologies for the next generation.

Since our inception, the company has relentlessly offered a superior user experience to let everyone enjoy efficient and smart global investing, by bringing a multitude of quality financial products and services across brokerage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) management, investment banking, wealth management, investor community, and investor education in our pursuit of becoming a world-leading online brokerage group.

We strive to elevate financial technology R&D to a new level. While we inherit the best traditions from the financial sector and blend them with the best minds of tech experts, we develop our own technology infrastructure—an aggregation that enables multi-currency trading of various products across markets, guaranteeing our reliable, secure, and scalable services accessible to all with low latency.

Currently, we serve over 10 million users and over 2 million account holders worldwide on our flagship platform “Tiger Trade”, own 78 licenses and qualifications in different markets, and have over 1,000 employees on the team in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, the US, Australia, and Mainland China. In 2019, the company was listed on Nasdaq as UP Fintech Holding Limited under the ticker TIGR.      

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Avalanche Joins Forces with Stripe: Transforming Crypto Purchases Across the US

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Avalanche, a leading blockchain platform, has partnered with Stripe to enhance the accessibility of its ecosystem. This strategic collaboration integrates Stripe’s fiat-to-crypto onramping capabilities directly into Avalanche’s C-Chain, enabling retail users to purchase the native cryptocurrency, AVAX, without the complexities of traditional crypto exchanges.

Integration and User Experience Enhancement

The integration aims to simplify the process of acquiring AVAX by embedding Stripe’s onramp as a customizable widget within various Avalanche decentralized applications (dApps). These dApps include decentralized exchanges (DEXes), NFT platforms, and digital wallets, facilitating a seamless and streamlined user experience. By leveraging Stripe’s infrastructure, users can easily fund their accounts using various payment methods, including ACH transfers and credit/debit cards.

Core Wallet Integration

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A key component of this collaboration is the integration into Core, Avalanche’s native ecosystem wallet developed by Ava Labs. Core wallet users can now directly fund their wallets via the Stripe widget, making it easier to engage with the Avalanche network. The wallet setup process is straightforward, allowing new users to create accounts using Gmail or Apple ID, thereby reducing the barriers to entry into the crypto space.

Addressing Web3 Challenges

This integration addresses several challenges commonly faced in the Web3 ecosystem, such as the “cold start problem,” where users lack initial funds to participate in transactions. Stripe’s onramp handles essential elements like KYC, payments, fraud prevention, and compliance, allowing dApps to focus on enhancing user experience rather than dealing with regulatory complexities.

The initiative is supported by key players in the Avalanche ecosystem, including GoGoPool, Avvy, Pakt, zeroone, Halliday, The Arena, Shrapnel, and DeFi Kingdoms. These partners, offering services from decentralized naming and gaming to financial and social interaction platforms, stand to benefit from the increased ease of access to digital asset transactions.

Promoting Web3 Adoption

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The collaboration between Avalanche and Stripe goes beyond simplifying transactions; it also aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the emerging Web3 landscape. By integrating a familiar and secure payment system, the partnership ensures that users, both new and existing, can navigate the cryptocurrency ecosystem with greater ease and confidence.

The leadership from both Ava Labs and Stripe has expressed enthusiasm about the partnership. Akash Gupta, Head of Consumer Products at Ava Labs, highlighted the commitment to user-centric solutions and broader adoption of digital currencies. John Egan, Head of Crypto at Stripe, noted that the initiative aligns with Stripe’s mission to democratize access to Web3 technologies, making them safer and more accessible to a global audience.

This strategic partnership is expected to accelerate consumer adoption, deepen user engagement, and reinforce Avalanche’s position as a leader in the blockchain industry.

Source: blockchainreporter.net

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BIGG Digital Assets Enhances Crypto Investigator Training with New Modules

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BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE: BIGG, OTCQX: BBKCF), a prominent player in the Digital Asset, Blockchain, and Metaverse industries, has expanded its educational offerings through its subsidiary, Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG). This expansion includes two new advanced training modules within the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI) program, aiming to meet the increasing demand for specialized expertise in cryptocurrency investigations and compliance.

Overview of the New Advanced Training Modules

  1. Module 9: Hacks and Exploits in the Cryptocurrency Space
    • This module focuses on the various techniques employed by cybercriminals to exploit blockchain networks and digital assets. It includes comprehensive case studies of significant cryptocurrency hacks and exit scams, providing participants with a deep understanding of these threats. The training covers how to detect early warning signs and implement best practices to mitigate risks. Additionally, it addresses the role of the dark web in these activities, giving insights into how these criminal networks operate.
  2. Module 10: Cryptocurrency Compliance and Risk Management for Financial Institutions
    • Targeted at compliance officers, risk managers, and executives, this module provides in-depth training on establishing robust risk management frameworks and controls within financial institutions. It covers essential regulatory requirements, risk assessment methodologies, and due diligence processes necessary for safeguarding against cryptocurrency-related risks. This module also offers a standalone certification, Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator – Compliance (CCI-C), emphasizing its critical relevance in today’s regulatory landscape.

Significance and Industry Impact

Lance Morginn, President of BIG, highlighted the growing sophistication of cyber threats in the digital asset space, driven by increasing global adoption of cryptocurrencies. The new modules are designed to equip professionals with the necessary skills and intelligence to identify and counter these emerging threats. This initiative reflects BIG’s commitment to providing up-to-date and practical training that addresses the current and future challenges faced by the industry.

Robert Whitaker, overseeing Law Enforcement Affairs at BIG, emphasized the continuous evolution of BIG’s curriculum to keep pace with the rapidly changing digital asset landscape. This approach ensures that professionals are well-prepared to deal with both technical and regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency investigations and compliance.

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Certification and Professional Development

The new modules complete the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator – Advanced (CCI-A) certification course, covering modules 6 to 10. This advanced certification is valid for one year, requiring a top-up course for renewal, which ensures that professionals remain current with the latest industry developments and best practices.

The foundational CCI certification has already been completed by over 2,500 professionals globally, including those from law enforcement, regulatory bodies, financial institutions, and the cryptocurrency sector. The courses are led by seasoned experts, including former federal agents and compliance officers, providing participants with invaluable practical knowledge and real-world insights.

Future Prospects

As the cryptocurrency industry continues to expand, the demand for specialized training and certifications like those offered by BIG will likely grow. These programs not only help professionals address existing challenges but also prepare them for future developments in the rapidly evolving digital asset space. Through these educational initiatives, BIGG Digital Assets Inc. and Blockchain Intelligence Group are making significant contributions to the security and integrity of the global cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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Source: cointrust.com

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Blockchain Intelligence Group adds additional modules and launches its Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator – Advanced Series

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BIGG Digital Assets Inc. has announced the launch of two new advanced modules in its Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI) training program through its subsidiary, Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG). This expansion reflects the growing need for specialized knowledge in the digital asset and blockchain sectors, especially as these industries face increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

New Modules Overview

  1. Module 9: Hacks and Exploits
    • This module provides an in-depth analysis of significant cryptocurrency hacks, exploits, and exit scams. It includes detailed case studies to help students understand the tactics employed by cybercriminals, identify early warning signs, and apply best practices for risk mitigation. The curriculum also covers the role of the dark web in facilitating these illegal activities.
  2. Module 10: Compliance and Risk Management
    • Aimed at professionals in financial institutions, this module covers comprehensive frameworks and controls for managing risks associated with cryptocurrencies. It includes regulatory requirements, risk assessment methodologies, and due diligence processes. The module offers a standalone certification, the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator – Compliance (CCI-C), which is particularly valuable for compliance officers and risk managers.

Certification Details

The completion of these two modules, along with previous ones, leads to the Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator – Advanced (CCI-A) certification. This certification is valid for one year, after which professionals must complete a top-up course to maintain their certified status. The program is designed to equip investigators, compliance teams, and risk professionals with the latest intelligence and skills necessary to combat the challenges in the rapidly evolving digital asset landscape.

Industry Relevance

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As cryptocurrency adoption grows globally, the risks associated with blockchain networks and digital assets also increase. The introduction of these advanced modules is a proactive step by BIGG Digital Assets Inc. to address the need for continuous education and training in this dynamic field. The CCI program has already been adopted by over 2,500 professionals worldwide, including law enforcement, regulatory bodies, and financial institutions, demonstrating its critical role in enhancing industry standards and safeguarding against cyber threats.

Conclusion

BIGG Digital Assets Inc.’s continued investment in educational initiatives through the Blockchain Intelligence Group underscores the importance of preparedness and expertise in the cryptocurrency space. By staying at the forefront of training and compliance, the company supports the broader industry’s efforts to maintain security and integrity as digital assets become more integrated into global financial systems.

Source: globenewswire.com

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