Blockchain/Bitcoin

Raising US$90 Mil From a Private Round, Kakao’s Ground X Now Opens ICO to The Public

Kakao Group just raised US$90 million in a private coin offering to bolster Ground X, its blockchain development arm—and the company is already eyeing its next funding round. According to Jason Han, CEO of Kakao’s Group X, the initial funding

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4 Blockchain Powered Phone Made for Crypto Geeks

Blockchain and cryptocurrency is gaining mainstream appeal, nothing demonstrates that more than the fact that several major smartphone manufacturers are designing their phones to be either blockchain powered or blockchain enabled. Here are 4 players attempting to embed blockchain in

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How Thailand is Leading the Charge in Blockchain and Crypto Adoption

Despite blockchain being celebrated for ushering in the next generation of the digital revolution, legal and regulatory concerns have hindered the widespread adoption of cryptocurrency and its underlying technology. While some legislators across the globe such as those in China

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ConsenSys Ventures Backs Philippine Crypto Trading Startup PDAX

Crypto-exchange platform Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX) has raised an undisclosed amount of investment made by ConsenSys Ventures, the venture capital arm of US-based blockchain software firm ConsenSys. Founded in 2017 by Nichel Gaba, Krystian Kucharzyk, and Yang Yang Zhang,

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SWIFT Teams up With Singapore’s Stock Exchange to Trial Voting on the Blockchain

SWIFT announced that they will be working with Singapore Exchange (SGX) along with Deutsche Bank, DBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank to work on a proof-of-concept on e-voting using blockchain. The trial will explore whether blockchain can help simplify the

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#DeleteCoinBase Trending Soon After Its Funding Boost from Singapore’s GIC

Fresh out of Coinbase’s funding round of $300 million Series E round the hashtag #deletecoinbase seems to be trending in the twitterverse. This round of fund-raising included Singapore’s very own wealth fund, GIC. The reason by the call from users to

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Authoritarian Regimes Turn to Cryptocurrencies to Bypass Sanctions

It’s no secret that the Americans often use sanctions and embargoes as a political tool, faced with economic disadvantages many of these countries are increasingly turning into cryptocurrencies as a way to circumvent sanctions. These countries often include authoritarian regimes like

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Philippine-based Blockchain Ticketing Startup Raises Capital for SEA Expansion

Singapore’s diversified group of companies Citystate Group made a seed investment in Ticket2Me, a blockchain-powered ticketing startup from the Philippines. The startup is now gearing for business expansion in Southeast Asia. Ticket2Me raised $350,000 in fresh capital and reportedly plans

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UnionBank Sets Up Bitcoin ATM in Manila

Bitcoin machines are on the rise worldwide. Currently, these devices are in 76 countries and now the Philippines have been added to the list. In the capital Manila, the first Bitcoin ATM was set up. A look at who is

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Cryptomining Malware: A Growing Epidemic

Cryptocurrency malware isn’t a new term in the recent past. Cryptojacking has ballooned in popularity among cybercriminals since last year, despite a bearish market. Cryptomining malware or cryptojacking is hidden software that infects victims’ devices with JavaScript code, harnessing their

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