Blockchain/Bitcoin

Diginex’s Digital Assets Unit Granted License from SFC

Diginex Group announced that a unit of its group Diginex AM has been granted a license a Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) license from the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong. With their licensing

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Bitspark Co-Founder Claims SWIFT Is Hindering Innovation

George Harrap, CEO and Co-founder of Hong-Kong based blockchain remittance startup, Bitspark, has outed SWIFT for hampering fintech from driving innovation in the money transfer sector in his new e-book He argues that the remittance sector is ripe for disruption. However,

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How Cryptocurrency Scams Work

Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology tactics to swindle their marks in schemes based on

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Hong Kong and Thailand May Be Working on a Joint Central Bank-Backed Crypto Project

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster collaboration between the two regulatory authorities in promoting financial innovation. Under the agreement, HKMA and BOT agreed to work together

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WeChat Pay Will Start Terminating Accounts Caught Dealing with Crypto

WeChat Pay, one of China’s most popular e-wallet providers, has just updated its payment policy to ban cryptocurrency transactions. The move was first noticed by founding partner of crypto investment firm Primitive, Dovey Wan in a tweet. Urgh, Wechat just

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Hong Kong Needs More Than Lip Service to Grow Blockchain, Says Local Founder

After his blockchain panel at the Internet Economy Summit last week, we had a chance to sit down with trustMe, a local player in the blockchain scene with a focus on bringing the technology to SMEs in Hong Kong. Steven

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For Blockchain to Succeed It Needs to Be Invisible, Experts Agree

This is not new rhetoric: most of us only ever heard of blockchain when cryptocurrency hit critical mass, particularly during the infamous Bitcoin bull of 2017. The same idea was expressed during the Internet Economic Summit 2019, a two-day event

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Burgopak Bags Award For its MCO Visa Card Design

London-based design company Burgopak has just been awarded for their excellence in industry challenging packaging design at the 2019 ICMA Élan Awards in Orlando, Florida—an award to cast a spotlight on the best of the best in the global transaction

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3 Ways Crypto.com Is Trying To Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream

Despite its meteoric rise in popularity, cryptocurrency has yet to gain global mainstream adoption. Crypto.com, a Hong Kong-based startup, is attempting to change that and it is doing so through three of its key products. Multi-currency Wallet and Pre-paid Visa

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HK$500K Fine or 5 Years Prison Time for Fradulent Crypto-Trading, Said HK Regulator

James Lau, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) in a letter to the President said that misleading cryptocurrency activity is subject to a HK$500,000 fine or five years prison time. The following actions by virtual currency traders are

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