Blockchain/Bitcoin

InvestaX Launches Securities Token Exchange in MAS’ Fintech Sandbox

InvestaX, a Singapore-headquartered online investment and trading platform for Digital Securities (DSO) and Security Tokens (STO), launches its exchange in the Monetary Authority of Singapore‘s (MAS) sandbox. The company said that its entry in the sandbox provides a one-stop shop

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Bhutan Set to Pilot Carbon-Neutral CBDCs With Ripple in Financial Inclusion Push

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), Bhutan’s central bank, announced that it will pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in phases with Ripple’s CBDC solution. Building atop the country’s payments infrastructure and capabilities, this new initiative will tap Ripple’s CBDC

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Digital Asset Manager TradeTogether Offers Robo-Advisory for Accredited Investors

Singapore-based digital asset management startup TradeTogether is on track to launch a series of pocket fund strategies for accredited investors to invest in the cryptocurrency space. Its robo-advisory solution helps clients pre-select their portfolios through an application. At the same

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DBS Set to Hire Tech Talent to Bolster AI, Blockchain Capabilities Through Hack2Hire

DBS plans to hire around 150 of Singapore’s top technology talent through its Hack2Hire hackathon to bolster its AI and blockchain capabilities. Following a year-long hiatus due to Covid-19, DBS Hack2Hire will enable candidates to meet like-minded technologists and participate

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SDAX Gets Go-Ahead to Operate as Digital Asset Exchange From MAS

SDAX announced that it has obtained its Recognised Market Operator (RMO) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to operate a digital asset exchange. Founded and headquartered in Singapore, SDAX is an institutional grade digital asset exchange. It leverages blockchain

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10 Largest Crypto Hacks, Heists and Exploits of the Past 15 Months

Cryptocurrency-related hacks and scams continue to cost businesses and consumers billions in losses each year. Although overall crypto-related fraud activities have declined since at least 2019, data from blockchain analytics and crypto intelligence firm Ciphertrace suggests that criminals are now

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Binance Ceases Singapore Offerings Following MAS’ Investor Alert

Singaporean crypto exchange platform Binance announced in a blog post that it will cease to offer certain product and service offerings several days after the Monetary Authority of Singapore added the company to its investor alert list. The company said

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Singapore’s Cryptocurrency Industry: How Are Key Players Positioning for Growth?

The 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index by Chainalysis, a blockchain data analytics tool provider, revealed that globally, more individuals are now participating in cryptocurrency while existing cryptocurrency adoption is also on the rise. From Q3 2019 to the end of

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Regulators and Financial Institutions in APAC Waking up to Digital Asset Opportunities

In Asia Pacific (APAC), financial institutions and regulators are recognizing the potential of tokenized securities and exploring the concept. But despite recent positive developments, several challenges still need to be addressed, including regulatory heterogeneity and the need for deeper industry

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Protect Your Investments with Hedges

It isn’t easy for investors who are just starting to decide whether it’s better to keep all your capital in one place or keep it spread out. Although experienced traders will advise you to spread it out, it’s not an

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