Blockchain

R3 Teams up With ADB to Explore Use of Blockchain in Sustainability, Digital Assets

Global enterprise software firm R3 has partnered with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to explore the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in driving digital transformation. The partnership involves a proof-of-concept (POC) project aimed at establishing a cross-border multi-currency securities

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ADDX Extends Pre-series B Round With US$20 Million Raise Led by Korea’s KB Securities

Global private market exchange ADDX announced that it has raised approximately US$20 million in an upsized Pre-Series B round led by KB Securities, a subsidiary of Korea’s KB Financial Group (KBFG). The round kicked off in May 2022 when ADDX

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New York Fed Reserve Partners With MAS to Explore Wholesale CBDCs

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s New York Innovation Center (NYIC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced a joint experiment to investigate how wholesale central bank digital currencies (wCBDCs) could improve the efficiency of cross-border wholesale payments

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Monetising in the Metaverse: Distant Possibility or Reality?

In the virtual world of the metaverse, people don’t just visit – they inhabit. It’s a place where they can be whoever they want to be and do whatever they want. The term ‘metaverse’ was first coined in a book

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DBS Tests DeFi-Enabled FX and Government Securities Live Trades With MAS

DBS announced that it is testing the trading of foreign exchange and government securities using permissioned DeFi liquidity pools on public blockchain as part of Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Project Guardian. The trade involved the outright purchase and sale of

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MAS Launches Project Ubin+

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched Ubin+, an expanded collaboration with international partners on cross-border foreign exchange (FX) settlement using wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC). Ubin+ will look into how atomic settlement based on digital currencies can improve

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Standard Chartered Joins Partior as Founding Partner With Strategic Investment

Standard Chartered announced today at the Singapore Fintech Festival that it has made an investment in Partior and is now a founding shareholder. The sum was not disclosed and is subject to regulatory approvals. Founded by DBS, J.P. Morgan and

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Singapore, France and Switzerland to Collaborate on Wholesale CBDC Project

BIS Innovation Hub is launching a project around central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocols as part of its 2022 work programme. Dubbed Project Mariana, it explores automated market makers (AMM) for cross-border exchanges of the hypothetical

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StraitsX Pilots Three Stablecoin Applications at SFF to Showcase Real-World Use Cases

Crypto payment infrastructure company StraitsX is piloting a series of stablecoin applications at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2022 to showcase stablecoins’ real-world use cases and business benefits. The three use cases, done in collaboration with IDEMIA, The HBAR Foundation, Mastercard

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Circle Gets In-Principle Approval to Offer Digital Payment Tokens in Singapore

Circle, the issuer of USDC and Euro Coin, has received in-principle approval as a Major Payments Institution license holder from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The license allows Circle to offer digital payment token products, as well as cross-border

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