Blockchain/Bitcoin

Robo Advisor AQUMON Unveils Bitcoin Investment Solution

Robo-advisor AQUMON has introduced SmartGlobalX, a smart bitcoin ETF investment portfolio that integrating its flagship SmartGlobal algorithms with a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), to allow clients to invest in securitised cryptocurrency assets from US$ 1,000 onwards. AQUMON said that

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Asia Leads the Way with Central Bank Backed Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

Central banks in Asian countries including Cambodia, Thailand, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore, have more advanced central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects than their global counterparts, outperforming those of Canada, the UK and Sweden, a new analysis by PwC

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YAS Launches Microinsurance for NFTs

Hong Kong-based insurtech YAS announced the launch of of a NFT (Non-Fungible Token) microinsurance called NFTY, joining hands with Generali‘s Hong Kong Branch to co-develop it. YAS claims that NFTY will become the world’s first microinsurance product to cover NFTs.

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ConsenSys Raises US$ 65 Million from JP Morgan, Mastercard, and UBS

Global blockchain software company ConsenSys announced the final close of its US$65 million funding round from the likes of J.P. Morgan, Mastercard, and UBS. Other investors include Protocol Labs, the Maker Foundation, Fenbushi, The LAO, Alameda Research, CMT Digital, Greater

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Hong Kong’s OSL Facilitated Meitu’s US$ 10 M Bitcoin Transaction

OSL announced that its SFC-licensed digital asset brokerage OSL Digital Securities acted as the trade execution and custody partner for Hong Kong-listed Meitu, and facilitated its latest digital asset treasury transaction, a purchase of approximately 175 units of Bitcoin with

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Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange to Launch First NFT Trading Platform in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange (HKD.com), has announced its plans for what it described as Hong Kong’s first one-stop trading platform for NFT (Non-Fungible Token) digital artwork. The launch is scheduled for third quarter of 2021. The platform is

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HK Based Digital Asset Custodian Hex Trust Snags US$6 Million in Funding

Hong Kong-based digital asset custody service provider Hex Trust announced that it has closed its Series A funding round with US$6 million led by QBN Capital. Investors also joining the round include Cell Rising, Radiant Tech Ventures, Kenetic Capital, HashKey,

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Visa Pilots Payment Settlements Using Stablecoin with Crypto.com

Visa announced that it will allow the use of USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle transactions on its payment network over Ethereum, an open-source blockchain. Visa said that it is piloting the capability with

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SFC-Licensed Crypto Trading Platform OSL Goes Live

OSL Digital Securities Limited (OSL DS), a SFC-licensed digital asset platform and member of BC Technology Group, announced that it has officially gone live with the execution of the first customer trades via its licensed trading desk. OSL DS holds

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Crypto.com Inks Deal With Aston Martin Formula 1 Team

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced a global partnership with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team ahead of its 2021 Formula One car launch. Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has signed a multi-year deal with the cryptocurrency platform

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