Hong Kong is trying to attract talent all over the world with specialties in innovative technologies including blockchain through a special immigration policy.
The Hong Kong Government has published a list of talents on Tuesday covering a range of 11 professions that can now receive bonus points when experts in these areas apply for the city's Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS).
One of the areas is dedicated to "experts in innovation and technology", but not only, … artificial intelligence, robotics, distributed ledger technologies, biometric technologies and industrial / chemical engineering, etc. "
Launched in 2006, the QMAS allows applicants to enter and settle in the special Chinese administrative region without first having to secure a job offer from a local employer.
" The scheme is a competing program. based on quotas, which aims to attract highly skilled or talented people to settle in Hong Kong to improve Hong Kong's economic competitiveness, "according to the program description.
Selection of the process scheme requires candidates to meet different prerequisites before to be awarded points in one of the two tests based on the points: General Points Test and Achievement Points Test. The points are further used to compete with the other candidates each year.
"For candidates who meet the specifics of the respective profession in the list of talents, the bonus scores will be awarded under the QMAS General Points Test, "the government said in the announcement. [1 9659002] To be qualified in the area of innovation and technology, blockchain professionals must hold a bachelor's or master's degree with experience in notable firms in the industry and knowledge of how to apply blockchain in financial services .
the effort comes at a time when the Hong Kong government is at the forefront of the adoption of blockchain to increase the competitiveness of the city's financial technology.
As previously reported by CoinDesk, the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong, the central bank in fact to distribute a network of ledgers distributed among the various banks of the region to facilitate transactions in the trade sector.
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