The Housing Association announced the opening of a co-working space within the Fanling new town office. The studio occupies two floors with a total area of 8000 square feet and is open all day. The studio provides various types and sizes of workspace, including serviced offices, dedicated workstations, and flexible desks. Additionally, the studio features a flexible exhibition area, meeting rooms, and leisure spaces, equipped with advanced video, 5G high-speed internet, and 4K live streaming systems, as well as comprehensive technical support services to meet the needs of different startups.
It is worth mentioning that the studio is the first place to adopt innovative technology products developed by Cyberport startup companies, including office robots and smart telephone booths. The studio is committed to creating an intelligent and healthy work environment, so it uses green-certified and recyclable materials for sustainable operations.
The partnership between the Housing Association and Cyberport will last for five years. The Housing Association will provide development funding for startups and arrange for professionals to share knowledge and experience in housing development and management. Startups can also conduct field tests in rental estates and commercial buildings under the Housing Association. Cyberport will provide entrepreneurial guidance and organize activities to encourage startups to develop and implement real estate-related innovative technology products and solutions, and promote digital transformation in the industry, encouraging young people to join the innovation and technology field and building a smart city.
At the opening ceremony of the co-working studio, the CEO of the Housing Association, Chan Yam Min, and the CEO of Cyberport, Raymond Fung, officiated the event. Guests in attendance included the Acting Director of the Northern Metropolis Office of the Government, Winnie Yung Pui Wan, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Real Estate Technology Association, Edmund Chan Wing Kwong, as well as management from the Housing Association and Cyberport, and representatives from various startups.
Chan Yam Min stated that the Housing Association has opened the first real estate technology co-working studio with the aim of encouraging innovative thinking and developing real estate-related solutions by subsidizing and nurturing young local tech talents in startups. For example, utilizing IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, they can develop smart buildings and innovative building maintenance solutions. He hopes to apply these development achievements to rental estates and properties under the Housing Association, creating an up-to-date quality living environment. He pointed out that the establishment of the real estate co-working studio symbolizes a step towards establishing a collaborative ecosystem between innovation and technology and the real estate industry in the Northern Metropolis area, actively supporting the government's efforts to develop the Northern Metropolis area into a new engine for promoting the innovation and technology industry.
Raymond Fung expressed his great pleasure in the official opening of the co-working studio launched in collaboration with the Housing Association. Thirteen startups have settled in the co-working studio, which will help them secure funding to complete concept verification and increase the chances of being the first to apply innovative solutions to Housing Association properties, demonstrating the effectiveness of innovation and technology and leading the industry in wide-scale adoption of technological achievements. The Northern Metropolis area is an important base for promoting the development of the innovation and technology industry, and Cyberport will continue to work closely with the Housing Association, focusing on research and development in areas such as smart buildings, property management, smart homes, architectural technology, and green technology, jointly promoting the development of the innovation and technology ecosystem and smart city in the Northern Metropolis area.
Hong Kong's Web3 industry has been developing at a rapid pace. Cyberport, as a wholly-owned enterprise of the Hong Kong government and a policy enforcer, has been instrumental in promoting the development of the Web3 ecosystem in Hong Kong. Since the announcement of Hong Kong's Virtual Asset Development Declaration in October last year, the industry has grown rapidly.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong and Giesecke+Devrient have recently completed trials for the HKMA's Digital Hong Kong Dollar Pilot Program. These tests and experiential activities covered a range of application scenarios, including public transportation, restaurants, small businesses and university campuses.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong was selected to participate in the HKMA's "Digital Hong Kong Dollar" Pilot Project. The project aims to test the application of analog digital Hong Kong dollars in different scenarios, especially in the absence of network or power supply. Standard Chartered said it is consolidating the data from the relevant tests and will announce the detailed results at a later date.
The Hong Kong Ballet announced today (16th) that its computer network system has been hacked by ransomware, resulting in unauthorized access to its internal computer system. HKB has immediately conducted an internal investigation, hired a network security expert to assess the situation, and reported to the police and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.
The first phase of the trial is open to some of the world's leading banks and financial institutions. The trial is designed to test the feasibility of using digital currency in a variety of ways. The second phase will be open to anyone who wants to take part in the trial. The third stage will be for those who want to participate in the digital currency trial.
The Cyberpolice International Forum, organized by the Police Force, will be held for three consecutive days from today (13) The recent hacking of Cyberport has aroused public concern over cyber security. Senior police officers and cybersecurity experts from more than 40 countries or regions, including France, Australia and Israel, participated.
Cybersecurity platform Falcon Feedsio posted on social media that Cyberport was hacked. The hackers were in possession of the Cyberport startup's staff's identification documents, company documents, photos, etc., amounting to more than 400GB of data. The relevant information is now priced at US$300,000, equivalent to HK$2.35 million.
Falcon Feedsio, a cyber security platform, posted on social media that Cyberport Hong Kong had been hacked. Hackers had stolen up to 400GB of personal data of Cyberport's start-up staff, including proof of identity documents. The hackers are now demanding US$300,000, equivalent to HK$2.35 million, for the information. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data said today (7) that it had received notification of the data leakage incident on August 18.
More than 15,000 technology crimes in Hong Kong in the first half of this year, which soared by nearly half compared with the same period last year. Police jointly organized the first "Net Hunting Campaign with Cyberbay, a start-up in cyberport network vulnerability detection. During the event, network security experts discovered a total of 197 network security vulnerabilities.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched a pilot plan for the digital Hong Kong dollar, and Standard Chartered Bank has become one of the participating banks. Due to geographical limitations, many loyalty reward programs currently face technical, regulatory, and tax complexities in cross-border transactions. Lin Yuandong, the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Greater Bay Area, stated that the central bank's digital currency (CBDC) would have significant importance in creating seamless and innovative cross-border digital economic capabilities within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has officially launched the Digital Hong Kong Dollar Pilot Project, with 16 companies selected to participate in testing across six major application scenarios. The Digital Hong Kong Dollar will serve as a bridge between traditional currency and virtual assets, primarily used for settlement of tokenized assets and international cross-border trade payments. It is expected to reduce intermediaries and transaction costs in cross-border payments.
The Hong Kong Animal Adoption Association (HKAAA) will be organizing the "HKAAA@Cyberport Mall: Celebrate Summer with Dogs" event on July 22. The event will include pet adoption, pet training, and handicraft workshops, among other activities. Whether or not you have a pet, everyone is welcome to participate and enjoy the event with their family. The event provides an opportunity to find a furry family member.