Blockchain/Bitcoin

First Bank in SouthEast Asia To Use Blockchain Technology For Payment Services

OCBC Bank has become the first bank in Southeast Asia to use blockchain technology in its local and cross-border payment funds transfer services. The use of a payment blockchain solution will see increased efficiency, transparency and security as well as

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The History of Money in Cambodia and The Potential of Bitcoin

Cambodia’s monetary history can be traced back to the ancient Khmer times. According to Michael Trané, a specialist in Khmer culture and civilization and former under-secretary at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, “a lot of evidence has been

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OnePay Selects MatchMove to Connect Blockchain Assets to Payments

OnePay, which connects blockchains to real-world financial services today, announced that it has selected MatchMove Wallet Operating System, to power ONEBIT, a blockchain wallet which lets users convert blockchain assets to local currency and make payments anywhere – the first of

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Terrapinn Training Launches Fintech Courses; Payments And Blockchain Tech At The Center Of Attention

Terrapinn Training will be hosting two fintech courses in November in Singapore: the 3 Day Master Class in Payments Disruptors and the 3 Day Masterclass Blockchain, two programs designed to dive into some of the hottest topics in fintech right

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Commonwealth Bank, Wells Fargo and Brighann Cotton Pioneer Landmark Blockchain Trade Transaction

World-first interbank open account transaction provides more efficient and effective method for the shipment of goods. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Commonwealth Bank), Wells Fargo and Brighann Cotton have undertaken the first global trade transaction between two independent banks combining the

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Designer Brings Blockchain To Fashion

BABYGHOST’s 2017 Spring and Summer release takes to the streets with a twist of new age oddity as the fashion brand has partnered with VeChain, a digital identity solution, to give every piece of the BABYGHOST collection a futuristic depth.

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Blockchain Tech ‘Pose Certain Risks And Uncertainties,’ Say US Regulators

Although blockchain technology could help improve efficiency and reduce risks associated with trading, clearing, settlement, and custody services, distributed ledger systems “pose certain risks and uncertainties” which market participants and regulators need to monitor, according to a group of US

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New Regulations Set to Boost Fintech in Japan

With changing regulations, increasing investments and support from domestic banks, fintech is poised to take off in Japan. Lots have happened in Japan since the beginning of the year for fintech with a number of new rulings and moves from

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Blockchain For Contract Management Between IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

IBM announced it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to examine the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners using blockchain technologies. The two companies will begin by piloting blockchain to automate business

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Online Gambling With Bitcoin: Is It Legal?

Online gambling is growing rapidly as the amount of wagers worldwide is expected to surge jumping from US$550 billion in 2016 to nearly US$950 billion by 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research. The industry’s growth comes with an

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