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Despite crypto ban, China’s tech talent rides the global web3 wave

Despite China’s sweeping bans on cryptocurrencies, domestic web3 talent is quietly flourishing, with many venturing beyond the country’s border. From offering crypto derivative products to to making NFT games, Chinese […]




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China’s tech giants promise speculation-free NFTs

The future of non-fungible tokens is getting more clarity in China as the country’s tech giants come together to formulate standards for the nascent industry. The China Cultural Industry Association, […]




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Ant Group buys Singapore’s 2C2P to further global payments ambitions

Quietly, Alibaba’s fintech affiliate Ant Group has been building a global cross-border payments network by partnering with or investing in third-party e-wallets, banks, remittance services and other ecosystem players. The […]




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How social commerce is bridging Southeast Asia’s infrastructure gaps

Amit Anand Contributor Amit Anand is a founding partner of Jungle Ventures and an early pioneer and leader in the development of Southeast Asia’s venture capital industry. More posts by […]




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Study of Apple’s ATT impact highlights competition concerns

An interesting new study of 1,759 iOS apps before and after Apple implemented a major privacy feature last year which required developers to ask permission to track app users — […]




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China’s Zhiyi Tech raises $100M to help fashion brands predict bestsellers

In China, live streaming promotion is emerging as a popular way for brands and influencers to reach consumers, challenging the traditional e-commerce model where users browse static pictures, read reviews, […]




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AR glasses maker Nreal nabs $200M funding in 12 months

China’s augmented reality startup Nreal is on a roll. The company, which hopes to bring AR to the masses by making bright-color, lightweight smart glasses, has just received $60 million in […]







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This Week in Apps: Apps blocking Russia, Walmart adds virtual try-on, Netflix’s trivia game

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues […]