Blockchain/Bitcoin

LuneX Backed Sparrow Launches Crypto Trading Platform

Fresh out of Beta, Sparrow, a Singapore-based options trading platform has launched a platform for Bitcoin and Ethereum options trading which are settled by smart contract. The company is backed by LuneX Ventures a crypto and blockchain dedicated VC fund

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LINE’s Partnership with VISA Might See the Duo Introducing Crypto Payments Soon

Japanese internet giant LINE announced that its fintech unit LINE Pay has inked a partnership with VISA, which will see both parties provide financial services for their collective user bases of millions of consumer and merchants worldwide. This development seems

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RCBC Waiting on Regulator Approval for Its Stablecoin on IBM’s Blockchain

RCBC Bank is currently awaiting regulatory approval to issue its own Philippine Peso-backed cryptocurrency on the newly announced IBM Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network created for regulated financial institutions. RCBC Bank sees this as an opportunity to

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It’s Official, Laos Doubles Down on Crypto-Ban in Recent Announcement

The Central Bank of Laos has officially cracked down on cryptocurrency in the republic. The Bank of Lao PDR has warned everyone from commercial banks and businesses to your average Laotian against buy, selling or using cryptocurrency for money transactions,

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7 Blockchain Projects and Startups Leading the Way in Singapore

In recent years, Singapore has emerged as a hotbed for blockchain and crypto innovation, fuelled by the supportive stance from the government towards adopting cutting technologies. Sources say that there are over 634 companies have been incorporated in Singapore with a

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Louis Vuitton Launched a Blockchain for Luxury Goods in Ongoing Fight Against Counterfeits

ConsenSys and Microsoft just announced AURA, a blockchain platform that aims to offer the luxury industry with product tracking and tracing services. AURA is based on the Ethereum blockchain and Microsoft Azure, in partnership with the LVMH Group, which owns

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The World Bank’s Blockchain-Based Bonds Can Now Be Traded on a Secondary Market

The World Bank and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) have banded together to enable secondary market trading on blockchain for its block-i bond—and apparently it will be the first of its kind. The function was developed by CBA in conjunction with World Bank

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A Look Back on Some of the Most Devastating Crypto Hacks

Another day, another cryptocurrency exchange hack. Recently the crypto world has been shaken by the Binance hack, that vanished approximately US$40 million worth of bitcoin through patient methods to avoid detection. It’s just the latest in a slew of hacks

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R3 and Wipro to Power Thailand’s Digital Currency, Project Inthathon

In what seems to be a streak of nations embracing central bank backed digital currencies (CDBC) and Wholesale CDBCs, Wipro announced today that in partnership with R3 they have developed a blockchain-based solution prototype for a consortium consisting of the

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Singapore and Canada Successfully Trials Cross Border Payments with Central Bank Backed Digital Currency

There’s a growing number of central banks taking a serious look at blockchain and distributed ledger technologies of late. The Bank of Canada and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have conducted a successful experiment on cross-border and cross-currency payments

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