Blockchain/Bitcoin

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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Blockchain Education in the Philippines Going Mainstream

Be it formal or casual, blockchain education is becoming a regular thing in the Philippines although its usage in different sectors, education in itself, has yet to be applied. AMBERLab or Ateneo-MediXserve Blockchain Education & Reasearch Lab defines blockchain as

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Ripple Selects Singapore as its Latest Partner for University Blockchain Initiative

Ripple announced the latest group of partners to join its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), an initiative to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in related fields—blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. UBRI aims to foster an increase in blockchain-based academic

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IBM’s Blockchain is Being Used to Ship Mandarin Oranges This Chinese New Year

Pacific International Lines has used an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a successful real-time pilot tracking shipment of mandarin oranges from China for the Lunar New Year celebrations. With the use of IBM

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Philippines’ CEZA Favours Self-Regulation in New Cryptocurrency Asset Regulation

The Philippines’ “fintech city ” Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has crafted a new set of rules in the acquisition and trading of cryptocurrency assets in the Philippines meant to effectively regulate and protect investors. CEZA disclosed it has approved

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Blockchain in Trade Finance: Arguably the Hottest Banking Trend Right Now

In the journey to digitalizing trade, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) have emerged as powerful technologies promising to bring tremendous new opportunities for trade finance. At the 2018 Singapore Fintech Festival, experts discussed the many opportunities that blockchain brings

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Next-Generation Social Platform Humans.net Set to Expand Globally

Following a successful trial run in the U.S., Humans.net, a next-generation social platform empowered by innovative Internet technology and revolutionary user data sharing policy, is beginning its global rollout and aiming to land in Singapore. Launched in 2017, Humans.net is

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Monetary Authority of Singapore Halts ICO over Regulatory Breach

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned an initial coin offering (ICO) issuer not to proceed with its securities token offering in Singapore until it can fully comply with regulatory requirements under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA). MAS

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Singaporean Exchange Aims to Tokenise Popular Stocks like Airbnb

Hg Exchange announced today that it seeks to launch Southeast Asia’s first member-driven exchange to support the issuance and trading of private company shares, including security tokens. The exchange represents a collaborative industry effort between established capital markets intermediaries and

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