Blockchain/Bitcoin

KPMG and Microsoft Announce New “Blockchain Nodes”

KPMG International and Microsoft have announced the launch of joint Blockchain Nodes, which are designed to create and demonstrate use cases that apply blockchain technology to business propositions and processes. The first joint Blockchain Nodes are in Frankfurt and Singapore,

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Bitcoin Guru A. Antonopoulos Kicks Off Southeast Asian Tour in Cambodia and Vietnam

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a technologist, serial entrepreneur and one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in the bitcoin space, is about to begin a Southeast Asian tour, starting with Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Antonopoulos

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The Truth About Bitcoin Remittances

We are about 7 years into Bitcoin and ‘the Blockchain’ now and its time we evaluated where we are in terms of remittances, what works and what doesnt. As a founder of Bitspark we know a thing or two about

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South East Asia’s First Blockchain Incubator Opens Applications For 1st Batch / 50k per Startup

South East Asia has got it’s first Blockchain Incubator. Mentored/invested by Bitcoin Pioneers like Roger Ver, Amit Bhardwaj, Michael Terpin to name a few. The Incubator is very aptly named Satoshi Studios and is inviting applications from entrepreneurs working in

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Vietnam To Regulate Digital Currencies / new Bitcoin ATMs

Vietnam is working on a regulatory framework for virtual properties, electronic money and virtual currencies like bitcoin amid concerns of their use in illegal activities. A report by local media outlet VNEconomy says that the government is looking to take

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Blockchain Startup Bluzelle Eyes New Blockchain Markets With KPMG Digital Village Partnership

Bluzelle Networks, a Singaporean company specializing in blockchain applications for the financial services industry, has been named as an Emerging Star in KPMG and H2 Ventures’ notorious Fintech 100 list. The company plans to tap into new markets with its partnership with

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Copyrobo Announces Comprehensive Copyright Solution Using Bitcoin Blockchain and Qualified Timestamps

Protecting intellectual property has just become easier with the release of Copyrobo, a web- and app-based service that enables creators to create timestamped evidence of their work in just a few seconds. Copyrobo offers a complete timestamping solution for images,

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MAS, R3 and Financial Institutions Experimenting with Blockchain Technology

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it is partnering R3, a Blockchain technology company, and a consortium of financial institutions on a proof-of-concept project to conduct inter-bank payments using Blockchain technology. This project could potentially avail a payment

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Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange to Establish Blockchain-based Stock Exchange

Daiwa Securities Group, a Tokyo-based securities brokerage, will be working with Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) to establish a Blockchain-based stock exchange by integrating Daiwa’s equity trading into the Yangon exchange platform. Daiwa and YSX are currently testing the Blockchain

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IBM Blockchain Helps FinTechs and Banks Address KYC Challenge

Requirements that banks and financial institutions comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements is a global challenge.   Blockchain holds potential to help address this need to prove the identity of a person or organization, source of funds, business interests,

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