Blockchain/Bitcoin

Philippines: Cleaners of Polluted Beaches Get Paid in Cryptos

A pilot project seeking to show transparency in the flow of money via public blockchain was formally launched last week in Manila rewarding cleaners of polluted beaches with the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). Dubbed “Bounties for the Oceans: Philippines Pilot –

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Singapore Financial Regulator Releases Updated Guide for ICOs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city state’s central bank and financial regulator, has released an update to its guide for businesses looking to raise money through initial coin offerings (ICOs). The paper, titled A Guide to Digital Token

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These Are The 13 Fintech Companies to Watch in Singapore in 2019

2019 is right around the corner, which means we are near the end of an eventful year of fintech in Singapore. The Singapore Fintech Festival was probably the biggest one here yet, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has

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4 Swiss Wealthtech Rockstars That Will Rock Blockchain in Singapore

Switzerland, which enjoys an international reputation as a reliable and innovative financial center, has emerged as a hotbed for fintech innovation in recent years. Today, innovative solutions from Swiss companies are in high demand in Singapore as Switzerland continues to

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What SGX Expects of Listed Companies Conducting an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

SGX recently provided clarifications for public listed companies seeking to raise ICOs. An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an offer of digital tokens or coins to investors which are paid for either with fiat currencies or other crypto-currencies. Given that

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Ping An Group Brings Their SME Tech Solution, OneConnect to Singapore

Ping An, a well-known China-based insurance group officially launches OneConnect in Singapore this month, a SaaS platform providing higher-tier tech to SMES, in the fields of blockchain and a few AI innovations like facial recognition, cloud platforms, biometrics, voice print,

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The Future of Cross-Border Transfers Could Be Central Bank-Backed Digital Currency

As we slowly but surely move towards a global village into a reality, the overall value of cross-border payments is also expected to rise by 5.5% yearly, increasing from US$22 trillion in 2016 to US$30 trillion in 2022. Yet, according

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Thailand Accelerates Blockchain Adoption

Thailand has set out to become a major regional center for blockchain, thanks in large part to the government which has instigated several initiatives to facilitate the growth of the local blockchain ecosystem and implement the technology in areas such

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Blockchain Needs a Super-Connector to Live up to Its $1.1 Trillion Trade Finance Promise

Blockchain has the potential to radically transform trade finance by erasing current bottlenecks and streamlining international trade transactions. The technology could potential increase global trade volumes by US$1.1 trillion by 2026, from the current base of US$16 trillion, according to

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Ripple Secures Their First Malaysian Bank Partnership with CIMB

CIMB Group and Ripple have entered into a strategic collaboration to enable instant cross border payments across its various markets. On the back of this partnership, CIMB will join Ripple’s network RippleNet, which will facilitate access to other RippleNet members

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