Tag "blockchain"

Meet the Fintech Startups from Asia Thrusting Trade Finance into The Future

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially those in developing countries, have historically struggled to gaint access to trade finance, which, over time, has led to a global gap that the Asian Development Bank (ABD) estimated at US$1.5 trillion in 2018.

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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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Philippines Central Bank Joins Digital Currency Race

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippines’ central bank, has created a committee to look at the feasibility and policy implications of issuing its own digital currency, governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on July 29. “We have to first look

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How Blockchain Is Bringing Transparency and Improved Efficiencies in Seafood Value Chains

Blockchain technology, one of the most discussed technologies of the past couple of years, is set to substantially transform the traceability landscape and stakeholder behavior along the value chain in fisheries and aquaculture, according to a new report by the

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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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What are Stablecoins and Why Is it Growing in Asia?

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize price volatility, it is often praised for offering the advantages of cryptocurrencies, including transparency, efficiency and low transaction fees, while overcoming the wild price swings inherent to the likes of bitcoin and ether. Proponents

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Crypto Deals on The Rise in Asia Pacific

Year 2019 has witnessed a major shift in crypto-related fundraising and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. While in 2018, the majority of crypto deals took place in the Americas, this year, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia

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Asian Development Bank Report Suggests That Blockchain Can Help SMEs Gain Funding

Digital innovation and in particular blockchain technology can increase small business access to finance, according to a new study by Asian Development Bank. In a report, titled Fintech for Asian SMEs, ADB explores how technologies such as distributed ledger technology

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Fintech Infographic of the Week: Making Investing More Accessible with Decentralized Finance

Across the globe, access to financial markets diverges dramatically from one country to another. While in the US about 52% of people are investing in the stock market, in emerging countries like India and Mexico, the figure drops significantly with

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Singapore’s New GST Proposal for Crypto “One of the Friendliest Tax Regulations in the World”

The proposal of the Singapore government’s taxation agency to remove goods and services tax (GST) from cryptocurrency transactions could give a boost to the burgeoning sector, experts and industry participants claim. Earlier this month, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

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