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How bad is China’s economic slump? It’s impossible to tell

February 12, 2019 |

Companies and executives around the world are desperately trying to gauge the severity of China’s economic slowdown. But getting a clear picture is very difficult. – RSS Channel – World

EU Explores Ways to Counter China’s State-Backed Capitalism

February 8, 2019 |

Concerns about China’s state-backed capitalism are prompting the European Union to reassess its competition rules with an eye to allowing large mergers or a more muscular response to foreign competitors. What’s News Europe

Czech Tax Office Bars China’s Huawei on Espionage Concerns

February 2, 2019 |

The ban is seen as the first in a succession of similar restrictions on the Chinese telecom giant and its rival ZTE likely to land in the Czech Republic as the U.S. pushes its European allies to restrict Huawei and ZTE from building internet infrastructure on the continent. What’s News Europe

China’s Manufacturing Remains Listless, if Slightly Improved

January 31, 2019 |

After falling for four straight months, the manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose a tick, beating economists’ expectations. What’s News Asia

U.S. Levels Criminal Charges Against China’s Huawei

January 29, 2019 |

The Trump administration unveiled a sweeping set of criminal charges against China’s Huawei Technologies in its latest salvo against the telecom giant just days before U.S.-China trade talks are set to resume. What’s News Asia

Bitcoin Climbs in China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019

January 27, 2019 |

Bitcoin Climbs in China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest ranking of 34 crypto projects. This is the first update for 2019, but it is the ninth update overall. Bitcoin has been upgraded from the previous ranking while the top two positions remain unchanged.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

First 2019 Ranking

The Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, released its ninth crypto project ranking update on Thursday. The center noted that this is the first update this year and 34 crypto projects were evaluated, unchanged from the number ranked in December.

The latest ranking upgrades BTC from the 18th place in the previous month’s ranking to the 15th place. BCH rose from the 30th place to the 28th place.

Bitcoin Climbs in China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019

“The evaluation results show that EOS and Ethereum still firmly occupy the top two [positions] of the list,” the center emphasized, adding that the Ethereum Constantinople upgrade is expected to be taken into account in the next evaluation cycle.

Ethereum Classic fell from the 15th place to the 19th place in the latest ranking. The center explained that “Ethereum Classic suffered a sustained 51% attack, which caused widespread concern, and the security of the public chain will remain an important issue that plagues future development.”

Bitcoin Climbs in China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019

All 34 crypto projects were also ranked in three separate categories: basic technology, applicability, and creativity. According to the CCID, “the average value of the underlying technology index has decreased from the previous period,” but the applicability index remains roughly unchanged.

Furthermore, the “average value of the creativity index is significantly lower than the previous period,” the center pointed out. “Due to the influence of Christmas, the code update activity of most public chains has been significantly reduced, resulting in a significant decline in the innovation sub-index compared to the previous period.”

How China Started Ranking Crypto Projects

The CCID describes itself as “a first-class scientific research institution directly under the administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.”

On May 11 last year, shortly before the first ranking was released, the center held a symposium on public blockchain technology assessment in Beijing and unveiled the latest progress of the crypto project assessment work carried out by the CCID (Qingdao) blockchain research institute, an entity established by the CCID. It added that the work was done in collaboration with multiple parties such as the CCID think tank and the China Software Evaluation Center. “The result of this assessment will allow the CCID group to provide better technical consulting services for government agencies, business enterprises, research institutes, and technology developers,” the center clarified.

Bitcoin Climbs in China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019

Quartz reported when the first ranking was released to the public, “Today (May 17), the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), a research unit under the country’s industrial ministry, officially launched its monthly ratings index on 28 crypto coins and the blockchains behind them.” The publication elaborated:

The CCID announced the initiative last week, citing the lack of an independent analysis of crypto and blockchain as a guide for governments, enterprises, and research institutes around the world.

What do you think of the latest CCID ranking update? Let us know in the comments section below.

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China’s Growth Slumps to Lowest Since 1990

January 21, 2019 |

“When China sneezes, the world catches a cold,” according to one version of the old saying—and the country’s economy appears to have at least a mild case of the sniffles. According to the latest figures from Beijing, China’s economy grew by 6.6% last year, the lowest since 1990,…


Mother: We’re victims of China’s crackdown on Muslim majority Uyghurs

January 19, 2019 |

The children’s eyes light up when their mother pulls out a photo of her triplets taken shortly after their birth in 2015. – RSS Channel – World

China’s Confidence Rises in Its Military, U.S. Says

January 16, 2019 |

China’s military ambitions have given its leaders growing confidence about their capabilities, according to a new U.S. assessment that warns that Beijing may believe it can wage a regional conflict while maintaining its expanded global presence. What’s News Asia

Stocks fall, hurt by another sign of weakness in China’s economy

January 14, 2019 |

U.S. stocks took small losses Monday after China reported a drop in December exports — a sign of some wariness in the the market but nowhere close to the big swings that have characterized the last few months.

Indexes in Europe and Asia also fell slightly after the latest report added more evidence…

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