Tag "blockchain"

Philippines’ CEZA Favours Self-Regulation in New Cryptocurrency Asset Regulation

The Philippines’ “fintech city ” Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has crafted a new set of rules in the acquisition and trading of cryptocurrency assets in the Philippines meant to effectively regulate and protect investors. CEZA disclosed it has approved

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Blockchain in Trade Finance: Arguably the Hottest Banking Trend Right Now

In the journey to digitalizing trade, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) have emerged as powerful technologies promising to bring tremendous new opportunities for trade finance. At the 2018 Singapore Fintech Festival, experts discussed the many opportunities that blockchain brings

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Philippines: Cleaners of Polluted Beaches Get Paid in Cryptos

A pilot project seeking to show transparency in the flow of money via public blockchain was formally launched last week in Manila rewarding cleaners of polluted beaches with the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). Dubbed “Bounties for the Oceans: Philippines Pilot –

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4 Swiss Wealthtech Rockstars That Will Rock Blockchain in Singapore

Switzerland, which enjoys an international reputation as a reliable and innovative financial center, has emerged as a hotbed for fintech innovation in recent years. Today, innovative solutions from Swiss companies are in high demand in Singapore as Switzerland continues to

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Thailand Accelerates Blockchain Adoption

Thailand has set out to become a major regional center for blockchain, thanks in large part to the government which has instigated several initiatives to facilitate the growth of the local blockchain ecosystem and implement the technology in areas such

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Philippines: 4 Fintech, Blockchain Events for November 2018 to January 2019

Here are selected Fintech and Blockchain Events in the Philippines for November to December 2018. If an important event is missing, send us an Email or comment on this post. AGSB Month: Finance Game Changers November 17, 2018 Ateneo Professional

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Indonesia Warms up to Blockchain

Following in the steps of international counterparts, Indonesia is setting its sights on blockchain as an enabler of increased efficiency and greater transparency with applications currently being explored in areas and industries that include e-voting and agriculture. Melbourne-based startup Horizon

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Fintech Regulation: New Law to Impact Mobile Wallet Operators in Singapore

Singapore is about to introduce a new law to prevent shadow banking by requiring mobile wallet operators and payments startups to ring-fence deposits so they don’t function as unregulated banks. In an exclusive interview (paywall) with the Business Times, Ravi Menon,

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The Potential of Blockchain for Trade and Value Chains

Distributed ledger technologies (DLT) are set to play a critical role in reducing the worldwide trade finance gap, lowering barriers and improving processes, according to a new study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Bain & Company titled Trade

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Meet The 6 Cryptocurrency Exchanges In Philippines Registered With BSP

It’s been a year now since Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued the guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges in the Philippines, and from then on, 6 companies have been registered with the regulator. While cryptocurrency enthusiasts may rejoice that the regulator

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