Chinese brokerage platforms Tiger Brokers and Futu are planning to expand into digital-currency overseas amid Beijing's crypto crackdown.
- Beijing-based Tiger Brokers and Shenzhen-based Futu both unveiled plans to offer crypto trading during their earnings calls, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday.
- Both firms said they would only be targeting clients outside mainland China.
- "We're in the process of applying for digital currency-related licenses in the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong," Robin Li Xu, senior vice president of Tencent-backed Futu, said on May 19.
- Wu Tianhua, CEO of Xiaomi-backed Tiger, said on May 25 that the firm is applying for "relevant licenses" to offer crypto trading, without indicating specific markets.
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