Blockchain/Bitcoin

Former UBS APAC CEO Joins Digital Asset Firm Diginex

Diginex, a digital asset financial services and advisory company, has hired financial services stalwart Mr. Chi-Won Yoon as Chairman of Asia. Mr. Yoon has more than three decades of experience in financial services, with a career that has spanned investment

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CoolBitX Raises $16.75M In Series B Funding Led By SBI Holdings

CoolBitX, has successfully secured $16.75 million in a Series B funding round. According to their statement, the funding will help provide FATF-compliant solutions to virtual asset service providers (VASPs) around the world through their service, Sygna. The funding round, led

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A Mask Inventory System on Blockchain is Being Deployed to Fight Coronavirus in Taiwan

Taiwan’s concern in response to the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak has forced its local authorities to strictly ration the distribution of surgical masks and alleviate manpower shortages in repackaging bulk supplies through the help of volunteers. To facilitate this daunting logistical

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3 Ways China’s Bigtechs are Helping to Tackle the Coronavirus Crisis

In the midst of the global health crisis involving the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV), China’s bigtechs including Tencent and Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, have deployed solutions and set up financial aid programs to help combat

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HK-Based Crypto Startup Bitspark to Close its Doors Soon

In a blog post written by its founder George Harrap, Bitspark announced that it will be shutting down as of March 2020. They attributed the decision to an “internal restructuring that hasn’t worked out”. Founded in 2014, Bitspark often describes

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Hong Kong and Thai Regulators Unveils Pilot Results on Central Bank Backed Digital Currency

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced the outcomes of and publish a report on a joint The two authorities initiated Project Inthanon-LionRock to study the application of CBDC to cross-border payments.  A THB-HKD

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Why China Leads the World in Blockchain Development and Adoption

Blockchain has become a national priority for China both in the public and private sector. This is further accelerated thanks in part to president Xi Jinping who recently proclaimed the technology as an important breakthrough. Efforts to launch a central

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UN Migration Agency Uses Blockchain to Prevent Domestic Helper Exploitation in HK

Blockchain solution provider Diginex and the Internationa Organisation for Migration announced the launch of a blockchain based tool developed to prevent the exploitation of migrant domestic helpers in Hong Kong. The tool called IRIS-SAFER, which is an acronym for the

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KPMG Launches Blockchain Platform, KPMG Origins

KPMG in China, Australia and Japan today launched KPMG Origins, a blockchain-based “track and trace” platform to support industries including agriculture, resources, manufacturing and financial services. The platform has been developed to enable global trade. It brings together a number

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President Xi Jinping Fuels China’s Renewed Appetite For Blockchain

China’s appetite for blockchain has surged after Chinese president Xi Jinping proclaimed the technology as an “important breakthrough” and said “greater effort should be made to strengthen basic research and boost innovation capacity.” The Communications Industry Association, an affiliate of

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