Blockchain/Bitcoin

Singapore Welcomes STO Player to its Fintech Sandbox

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has aspirations towards encouraging more fintech experimentation, and in November last year, launched a regulatory sandbox that would allow innovative fintechs in legal grey areas to test their solutions in the market, under regulator

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Know your Tokens: Busting Crypto Jargons and Acronyms

Since the early days of initial coin offerings (ICO), the world of cryptocurrencies have added myriad types of terminologies – IEO, IFO, IAO, STO, etc. – all of which seems to be designed to confuse anyone who isn’t in the

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There Are 41 Crypto Businesses Licensed in Philippines Right Now

Philippines has been taking active steps recently to reform its regulation in efforts to position itself a crypto friendly regime . The country’s central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), released its rules for domestic exchange in February 2017, seeking

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5 Central Bank Backed Blockchain Projects That Could Make the World a Better Place

Central banks across the globe are no stranger to the concept of blockchain. In fact, according to a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report, at least 40 central banks across the globe are working in some capacity with blockchain and

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Philippines Approves 3 More Crypto Exchanges Amid Soaring Bitcoin Prices

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has green-lit another 3 cryptocurrency exchanges to operate in the Philippines. The new licensed firms include Bexpress Inc,  Coinville Phils Inc. and Aba Global Philippines Inc. This brings the total number of licensed cryptocurrency exchange in

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Ripple to Double Staff Strength in Singapore

According to a report by Business Times (paywall), Ripple will be doubling its staff strength from 12 to 24 this year. This is against the backdrop of an increased rate adoption by its customers from Asia including the likes of

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Binance Will Arrive in Singapore Before the Month Ends

In September last year, Binance, one of the best known crypto exchanges, expressed intentions to set up fiat-to-crypto trading platforms on almost every continent. True to its intentions, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, announced at a conference in Seoul that

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Nornickel to Issue Crypto Tokens for Palladium Trading

The world’s largest high-grade nickel and palladium producer is developing a digital platform for palladium trading. The CEO of Norilsk Nickel – Vladimir Potanin announced several digital platforms including those that use crypto tokens for palladium trading. “Nornickel negotiates with

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STO & ICO Regulations in Asia: 2019 Edition

Despite the cold sting of the crypto winter ICOs and STOs remain popular method of fundraising, a report by PWC indicated that in 2018 alone 1134 ICOs and STOs were completed around the world — double the amount 2017. The

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IBM Gears up to Challenge Ripple and SWIFT With Its Blockchain Payments

IBM World Wire is the Big Blue’s foray into real-time global payments network for financial institutions using blockhain — a space where fierce competition is happening between SWIFT and Ripple. IBM claims that World Wire is the first blockchain network

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