Tag "bitcoin"

Bitcoin Guru A. Antonopoulos Kicks Off Southeast Asian Tour in Cambodia and Vietnam

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a technologist, serial entrepreneur and one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in the bitcoin space, is about to begin a Southeast Asian tour, starting with Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Antonopoulos

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The Truth About Bitcoin Remittances

We are about 7 years into Bitcoin and ‘the Blockchain’ now and its time we evaluated where we are in terms of remittances, what works and what doesnt. As a founder of Bitspark we know a thing or two about

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Vietnam To Regulate Digital Currencies / new Bitcoin ATMs

Vietnam is working on a regulatory framework for virtual properties, electronic money and virtual currencies like bitcoin amid concerns of their use in illegal activities. A report by local media outlet VNEconomy says that the government is looking to take

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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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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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Bitcoin Remittance Startup Bitspark Expands Southeast Asia Coverage

Bitspark, a bitcoin remittance startup, has expanded its Southeast Asia coverage, announcing a new partnership with Malaysian Vitaxel Group. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Bitspark provides a bitcoin remittance solution and currently serves Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. By signing a

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Top 8 Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto Companies in Singapore

Triggered in August 2014, Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative intends to turn the city-state into the world’s first smart nation. This major digital transformation, expected to be fulfilled by 2030, is aimed at turning Singapore into a hyper-connected country where the

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Tagcash: Social Media, Payments and Loyalty Programs Combined into One Platform

UK native entrepreneur is looking to provide a solution for micropayments in Southeast Asia, starting with the Philippines. With Tagcash Ltd. Inc., founder and president Mark Vernon is offering a platform and ecosystem that combines social media and payment functionalities.

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Fintech Money Transfer Startups Eye Vietnamese Remittance Market

Vietnam currently stands as one of the top ten remittance recipient countries in the world. In 2014, more than US$12 billion have been remitted to the country, making it the 9th largest remittance recipient, according to a World Bank report.

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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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