Blockchain/Bitcoin

HKEX to Build New Settlement Acceleration Platform Using Smart Contracts

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is set to introduce HKEX Synapse, a new settlement acceleration platform for its Stock Connect programme. The Stock Connect programme is a collaboration between the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges which

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Hong Kong Fintech Hub Cyberport Doubles Down on Blockchain Commitment

Hong Kong leading digital tech park Cyberport is doubling down on blockchain commitment, multiplying initiatives to support promising startups and foster entrepreneurship. Throughout the years, Cyberport has promoted blockchain applications through a range of activities and programs, including the Blockchain

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Hashkey Wins Prize at HKMA Trade Finance Challenge

HashKey Group, a Hong Kong-based digital asset management and blockchain solutions provider, was announced as one of the winners of the “Digitising Trade Finance Tech Challenge” hosted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Announced at the Hong Kong Fintech

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ConsenSys Picked as Tech Partner for Bank of Thailand’s Retail Digital Currency Project

Ethereum development firm ConsenSys will be developing a proof-of-concept prototype for Bank of Thailand’s (BOT) retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project. ConsenSys will be collaborating with Siam Cement Group (SCG) and Digital Ventures (DV), a subsidiary of The Siam

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Singlife Philippines Launches Life Insurance Products on HK Blockchain Platform Galileo

Galileo Platforms, a Hong Kong-based blockchain technology platform for the insurance industry, collaborated with Singlife Philippines, a mobile-first life insurer from Singapore, and GCash, an e-wallet in the Philippines, to launch a platform for life insurance products. By using Galileo’s

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Block AdVenture: Cyberport Launches Blockchain Accelerator

Cyberport has launched a blockchain accelerator programme called Block AdVenture in partnership with R3 and fintech incubator FORMS HK. Blockchain is one of the key technology clusters promoted by Cyberport. Through Block AdVenture, local startups will be equipped with a

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BMW Korea Launches Blockchain-Based Rewards Programme

BMW Korea announced that it will launch BMW Vantage, a blockchain-based rewards program before rolling it out for a global launch. BMW Vantage provides integrated services across lifestyles such as mobility, travel, culture, education, both online and offline through its

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South Korean Kakao Launches Global Blockchain-as-a-Service for Enterprises

Ground X, the blockchain affiliate of South Korean mobile platform Kakao, has launched its global Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) to empower enterprises and developers to build and operate blockchain services. KAS, short for Klaytn API Service, is the Blockchain-as-a-Service to utilise Klaytn,

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Hong Kong Crypto Exchange to Start Trading on Nasdaq

Diginex, a Hong Kong-based digital assets financial services company, announced that it has started listing and trading on Nasdaq. The cryptocurrency exchange operator said that it had completed its business combination transaction with 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp., a special purpose

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Ant Group Unveils Blockchain-Enabled Trading Platform for SMEs

Ant Group has unveiled Trusple, a blockchain based-platform powered by AntChain to help SMEs with cross-border trade. Trusple aims to make it easier and less costly for all participants, especially Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to sell their products and

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