Blockchain/Bitcoin

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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ConsenSys Bags the Lead for the Second Phase of HKMA’s Digital Currency Study Project

US-headquartered blockchain firm ConsenSys has been granted the lead for the second phase of Project Inthanon-LionRock, a cross-border payment network study project by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Previously, HKMA and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) had signed a

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SFC Issues Approval-In-Principle to OSL for Virtual Asset Trading Platform

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has issued an approval-in-principle for OSL, Asia’s digital asset platform and member of BC Technology Group, to operate a virtual asset trading platform. The platform will be operated under a license for Type 1

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BC Group Acquires Blockchain Portfolio Management Platform From Enuma Technologies

BC Technology Group, a digital asset and fintech company as well as the parent company of OSL, announced that it has acquired the core intellectual property assets of blockchain engineering firm Enuma Technologies, and on-boarded the Enuma team, including CEO

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Crypto.com Appoints Steven Kalifowitz as new Chief Marketing Officer

Hong Kong based Crypto.com announced that it has named Steven Kalifowitz as its Chief Marketing Officer. Kalifowitz was most recently the president of Localize.city, growing it from a seed-stage startup in 2017 to one of the most quoted brands in

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China’s National Digital Currency Project Enrolls Over 20 Companies as Partners

Support and adoption of the Chinese national digital currency project, the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP), is accelerating with now more than 20 companies having joined as partners. Only eight firms were originally announced, including four state-owned banks (Industrial and

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Ant Group Unveils New Blockchain Brand AntChain

Ant Group, a leading provider of financial services technology, and the parent company of China’s largest mobile payments business Alipay, today officially launched AntChain, a new technology brand for the company’s blockchain-based solutions that also aggregates other digital technologies including

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