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Director’s message

The past decade has seen flourishing innovations in financial technology. Among them, blockchain, “the new internet”, is the foremost to reshape many industrial sectors, including financial services, and the society in general. The acceleration of advance brings about an explosive growth of innovative technologies, numerous emerging startups, and widespread applications to banking, IOT, supply chains, etc. It is now the best of times of financial technology, at the age of data science and the epoch of AI.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Foga Technology, the founding of this lab marks the vision and mission of the combined forces from the members to the advisors of the Lab. In HKUST, the hub of technological advance in Hong Kong, we strive to coordinate the research strengths in the academia of HKUST and the industry, to make concentrated research efforts, to explore the unchartered waters of cutting edge financial technology, in the hope of benefiting the society of Hong Kong, the greater China and the mankind.

Nothing great comes easy, and nothing easy can ever equate to greatness. Hurdles and difficulties are inevitable cousins of success. At the time of the establishment of this lab, around the new year of 2019, the crypto market is experiencing a major recession, taken by many as signs of fading irrational enthusiasm. Yet, the innovative technologies, regardless of the ephemeral market, will continue to blossom. And our unending chase to the new horizon of technology will never falter.

Crypto-FinTech Lab


Latest Activities

Friday, 19 July 2019

Theory and Applications of Universal Time-Consistent Credit Rating

Room 3003 Academic Building

This paper establishes a new theory for creditworthiness and credit rating. It provides a unified framework for analyzing both the real-world credit ratings and theoretical approaches...

Blockchain Training

Zoom meetings

Together with Hong Kong Blockchain Society (HKBCS), the Lab is co-sponsoring a blockchain training program in HKUST for the International Blockchain Olympiad. A series of training courses are scheduled in the Fall of 2019.

Summer program on blockchain

Zoom meetings

Together with ASTRi, the lab will co-sponsor an international summer program on several blockchain projects.


Yang Wang

Professor, Dean of School of Science

Xiaoping Wang

Professor, Head of Department of Mathematics

Kani Chen

Professor, Department of Mathematics (Director)

Can Yang

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

Zhigang Bao

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

Mo Mu

Professor, Department of Mathematics

Jiheng Zhang

Professor, Department of Mathematics (Co-Director)

Lei Chen

Professor, Department of Computer Sciences (Co-Director)

Advisory Board


Dongfeng Wang

Director, Foga Tech Limited   

Bo Shen

Senior Crypto-investors   

Yiming Yang

Senior Crypto-investors   

Youyi Chen

Senior Crypto-investors   

Jun Zhang

Senior Crypto-investors   

Jun Wang

Senior Crypto-investors   

Zhou Hongsong

Director, Maoyuan Capital, China   

Don Huang

Director and Founder, Aqumon, Hong Kong   

Zhibing Lei

Director, Intelligent Software and Systems of ASTRI, Hong Kong   


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+852 2358 7425