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Pony Ma is well known as the co-founder and chief executive of Chinese tech giant Tencent, which operates the ubiquitous app WeChat. The bookish Mr. Ma, whose passion outside of work is astronomy, has long been the public face of Tencent.
But the key executive in Tencent’s daily operations is as much President Martin Lau as Mr. Ma. All of the top Tencent executives report to Mr. Lau, a ...
Last year, Chinese tech giants such as smartphone maker Xiaomi and on-demand services app Meituan Dianping hogged the global IPO spotlight with some of the world’s biggest initial public offerings. But this year, few blockbuster China tech IPOs are in the pipeline, and Silicon Valley is retaking center stage as startup unicorns such as Uber prepare to go public.
The market for Chinese ...
Binance’s CEO might be the most powerful person in crypto. This week, he sent a token’s price plunging when he announced that the exchange would remove Bitcoin SV, in response to the token’s most prominent backer’s repeated (and widely disbelieved) claims that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin’s creator. Other exchanges quickly followed suit, a reminder of the ...
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