Blockchain/Bitcoin

Blockchain Startup Dragonfly Signs Deal With Japan’s NRI and Internet Bank SBI Sumishin

Dragonfly Fintech, a Singapore startup that develops blockchain technology for the financial services and banking industry, has signed a contract with Nomura Research Institute (NRI), in conjunction with the Japanese SBI Sumishin Net Bank. Under the agreement, Dragonfly Fintech will

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IBM to Open Blockchain ‘Garages’ in Singapore, Tokyo, NY and London

Tech giant IBM has announced that it will open so called IBM Garages in Singapore, Tokyo, New York City and London where its experts will be able to collaborate with local developers on the design and implementation of blockchain technology

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Blockchain in Capital Markets: Still Many Hurdles to Overcome, Says a New Report

In a new report entitled ‘Blockchain in Capital Markets: The Prize and the Journey,’ Euroclear and Oliver Wyman explore the merits of using blockchain technology in the capital markets, a technology that could potentially provide a new approach to data

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DXMarkets: Blockchain Technology for Financial Markets

Like many others, DXMarkets is a company that is applying the blockchain, the record of asset ownership that underpins bitcoin, to financial markets with the promise to increase efficiency and reduce infrastructure costs. Distributed ledgers, in contrast to today’s networks,

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Top 10 Southeast Asian Blockchain, Bitcoin Startups

The bitcoin craze has gone well beyond the US and Europe. In Africa, startups such as BitPesa are revolutionizing the remittance market, enabling cheap and fast money transfers. In South America, bitcoin firm BitINKA announced in June its plans to

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Bitrefill Let You Top-Up Your Prepaid Mobile Phone With Bitcoins

Available in 135 countries (including Singapore, Switzerland and Vietnam) and supporting over 500 operators, Bitrefill is a service that allows you to refill your prepaid mobile phone with bitcoins. Founded in October 2014, Bitrefill lets you top-up your mobile phone

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How Secure is our Digital Identity? A Blockchain View from Roberto Capodieci

The use of digital signatures is becoming more and more popular. We digitally sign company share transfers, public records, contracts, emails (PGP), and many other legally valid electronic documents. For those of you that use cryptocurrencies (paying with bitcoins an online purchase),

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MatchMove Pay To Tap Into Southeast Asia’s Remittance Market, Hyperledger Wins Innotribe Startup Challenge

Exciting things are happening in Singapore. In case you missed it last week, MatchMove Pay, one of the hottest fintech startups in Southeast Asia, was granted a remittance license from Singapore’s central bank to tap into Southeast Asia’s juicy remittance

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CoinPip: Bringing Bitcoin to Southeast Asia

500 Startups-backed CoinPip seeks to disrupt the global remittances market by using bitcoin to facilitate domestic and international money transfers. Similarly to Bitspark and Toast, CoinPip enables low-cost global money transfers by leveraging Bitcoin’s blockchain. Users don’t need to have

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Digix Provides Users With Digital Tokens That Represent Legal Ownership of Assets

Combining the oldest form of money and one of the most cutting-edge technologies, commodity-backed digital currencies have been praised for allowing users to safely store assets such as gold on the blockchain. Unlike bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies which solely rely

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