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All The Major Singapore Fintech Festival Announcements At a Glance

The Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2020 took place between December 7 to 11 this year, featuring a unique hybrid format that combined a 24-hour online platform with satellites events around the world. The 2020 week-long fintech gathering included more than

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Singapore Leads the Way As Stock Exchanges in Asia Pacific Are Embracing DLT

Across Asia Pacific, stock exchanges have accelerated the adoption of smart contract technology and DLT to optimize market workflows. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is looking to replace its Clearing House Electronic SubRegister System, or CHESS, with new DLT and

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APAC Leads the Way on Central Bank Digital Currencies

The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly pushed many businesses into a digital world. Central banks are now also adapting the architecture of money to this new digital business reality, but some countries are more forward-thinking than

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DBS’ Report: Asia at the Forefront of the Digital Currency, Payments Revolution

Asia is the largest market for digital payments and will maintain its leading position with an estimated 16% compounded annual growth (CAGR) rate through the first half of this decade, according to a new report by Singapore’s DBS Bank. In

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MAS Proposes New Regulations Amid Emerging Risks Arising from Digital Assets

Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), is proposing new regulations that it would give it more power to regulate the financial services industry, notably in the fields cybersecurity and virtual assets, the regulator said on July 21.

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A Review of Singapore’s Top Fintech Developments in 2019

In 2019, Singapore continued to pursue its ambition to become the world’s first Smart Nation with a leading Smart Financial Centre, inking partnerships with international peers, launching nationwide initiatives to further development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies, and introducing new

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5 Key Announcements from Singapore Fintech Festival 2019 (Day 1 )

The 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) kicked off on Monday at the Singapore EXPO, marking the first day of the world’s biggest annual fintech gathering. Last year, the week-long event brought together a staggering 45,000 participants from 130 countries. This

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MAS Announces Successful Trial of Blockchain Based Prototype for Multi-Currency Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that they have led the successful development of a blockchain-based prototype that enables payments to be carried out in different currencies on the same network. In a media statement, they stated that this

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Singapore’s Blockchain Map Proves That It Is a Hotbed for Blockchain Innovation

Singapore has long established itself as the leading fintech hub in South East Asia, of late it also increasingly becoming a hotbed for blockchain innovation. The city-state is home a healthy blockchain ecosystem comprising numerous players tackling areas ranging from

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A Look at South East Asia’s Thriving Fintech Cities

A historically unbanked region, South East Asia’s fintech cities surge in growth have been fueled by the region’s young and digitally-savvy population, high mobile penetration and growing middle class. From small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for financing, to young, active

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