Blockchain/Bitcoin

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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New Research Argues That ICOs Aren’t as Scammy as Implied. Here’s the Problem, Though.

In a presentation shared with the attendees of the International Scientific Conference (#ISC2019) organized by The British Blockchain Association in London, researchers Daniel Liebau and Patrick Schueffel revealed a summary of their academic working paper entitled “Crypto-Currencies and ICOs: Are

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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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