Tag "Blockchain"

Korea is Shaping up to Be A Blockchain Hub — Here’s Why

When talking to South Koreans, the word “blockchain” has become a household buzzword. Most people have heard of it via the mainstream local media, especially when there was a massive fervor around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies towards the end of 2017.

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WTO: Blockchain Holds Great Opportunities for International Trade But Challenges Remain

Blockchain is perceived by many as the next big game-changer in trade, promising to enhance the efficiency of processes and help trade move closer to becoming paperless. However, the challenges to overcome are equivalent to the opportunities offered by the

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Hangzhou Pushes Blockchain, Fintech Innovation

Hangzhou, one of China’s top fintech hubs, is pushing for blockchain innovation. Xu Liyi, mayor of Hangzhou city, has listed blockchain development into the official government report and several initiatives have been undertaken by the government to nurture a healthy

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Top 6 Upcoming Fintech and Blockchain Events in Taiwan

Over the years, Taiwan has remained rather open to blockchain and cryptocurrency, at least compared to its fellow Northeast Asia countries such as China and Korea. While they were originally criticized for lacking any regulation in the Fintech markets, and

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Top 5 Upcoming Fintech Blockchain Conferences in Korea

From Singapore to Korea, the Republic of Korea continues to make moves at becoming a hub in the digital finance and fintech blockchain space. Thus, it is no wonder that a plethora of Fintech start-ups emerges month after month. It

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China E-Commerce Industry Enters “New Retail” Era

The Chinese retail industry is entering a “new retail” era, characterized by the widespread use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to digitalize the entire value chain, according to PwC. China is the world’s biggest consumer

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6 Blockchain Projects That Gives a Snapshot of Shanghai’s Booming Blockchain Scene

Despite the crackdown on cryptocurrency by the Chinese Government the blockchain scene is thriving in China. Over the past 3 months the government of China has invested over US $ 3 billion in blockchain focused funds. It is reported that

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North Korea is Exploring Fintech and Blockchain

North Korea is exploring the possibility of introducing fintech services to its population with an initial focus on improved payments and mobile technology. Fintech has been growing rapidly around the world and yet there’s still no appreciable fintech services available

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Taiwan

As the development of cryptocurrency evolves, cryptocurrency exchanges have become the core of the blockchain economy globally. Exchanges open the access to cryptocurrencies to the public, allowing investors to trade with fiat currencies or cryptocurrencies. Because of the use of

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Unveils Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

Trade finance, where financial institutions provide credit facilities in order to guarantee exchange of goods, is a centuries old industry that is hampered by challenges such poor customer experience, increasing cost pressure and substantial regulatory burden. With its manual, cumbersome

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