Blockchain/Bitcoin

Indonesia’s OJK Bans Financial Institutions From Facilitating Crypto Trading

The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK) has strictly prohibited financial institutions from marketing or facilitating the trading of crypto assets. The regulator warned that the value of crypto assets are subject to market fluctuations and investors should be mindful

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Mastercard Users Can Soon Buy NFTs From Coinbase’s Marketplace

Mastercard announced a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to let people use their Mastercard cards to make purchases on the latter’s upcoming non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace. This partnership comes on the heels of the company’s recent “Coinbase NFT” launch, a

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MAS Bans Crypto Trading Platforms From Advertising in Public Areas

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued guidelines which highlighted that Digital Payment Token (DPT) service providers should not promote their services to the general public in Singapore. The services include the buying, selling or facilitating the exchange of

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F10 and Klaytn Foundation to Incubate Singapore’s Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

Fintech startup accelerator F10 will partner with Klaytn Foundation to launch an incubation programme in Singapore. The programme aims to support early-stage startups built on Klaytn, a blockchain platform developed by South Korean internet giant Kakao. Klaytn Foundation was set

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How Wax Is Setting the Blockchain Gaming Pace

Blockchain technology is not just disruptive but a foundational technology. Without any shadow of a doubt, it will rebuild any industry that it is integrated into from the ground up. Blockchain and gaming are particularly a match made in heaven.

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5 Metaverse Startups from Asia to Watch in 2022

The metaverse, a concept referring to a shared, immersive virtual environment, has become one of the hottest business trends: tech giants including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all jumped on the bandwagon, and investors are helping fuel the momentum, having

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The Blocksize and Size of the Bitcoin Transaction Database

In the past, before the emergence of the Internet, there were many efforts to define money. But, through time, money has become one of the most pervasive, complex, and controversial global forces in society. It defines and influences almost every

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Illicit Crypto Transaction Activity Reaches All-Time High Driven by DeFi Frenzy

Last year, the red hot decentralized finance (DeFi) sector was a prime target for cyber criminals whom managed to siphon billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies from investors, new data from blockchain data platform Chainalysis show. Criminal crypto transactions reached

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The Impact of Cryptocurrencies on the Fintech Employment Market

The financial technology space is likely to be positively impacted by the adoption of cryptocurrencies. It’s believed that decentralized finance will form some portion of the economic landscape in the future. Crypto trading continues to gain traction throughout the globe,

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Binance Inks Deal to Set Up Virtual Assets Hub in Dubai

Crypto exchange platform Binance announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) to set up a virtual assets hub. Binance said that its goal was to assist crypto exchanges, businesses that

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