Singapore Telcoin Targets the Unbanked with New ERC20 Cryptocurrency

Singapore Telcoin Targets the Unbanked with New ERC20 Cryptocurrency

A young startup from Asia called Telcoin is looking to partner with telco operators around the world to facilitate the adoption of its cryptocurrency for payments and other financial services. Partnerships have already been signed proof-of-concept agre…

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Malaysia Financial Regulator Unveils Blockchain Pilot Project

Malaysia Financial Regulator Unveils Blockchain Pilot Project

The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for the over-the-counter (OTC) market. The pilot project, run through SC’s Alliance for Fintech (aFINity) program, aims to examine how blockchain could …

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South Korean Minister’s “Bitcoin is Corrupting Kids” Logic is Flawed

South Korean Minister’s “Bitcoin is Corrupting Kids” Logic is Flawed

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has recently called for the imposition of strict and rigid regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrency businesses, given the exponential growth of the global bitcoin market. Lee emphasized that currently, cryptocurr…

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Singapore Central Bank Partners With MIT Media Lab To Advance Fintech, Blockchain R&D

Singapore Central Bank Partners With MIT Media Lab To Advance Fintech, Blockchain R&D

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has joined hands with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge to help strengthen Singapore’s talent pool in the fintech industry and advance fintech and blockchain research and development. At the annual Singapore…

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Luno Launches Ether Trading In 40 Countries Across Europe, Asia And Africa

Luno Launches Ether Trading In 40 Countries Across Europe, Asia And Africa

Bitcoin startup Luno has announced the support of ether, allowing users in 40 countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, and several countries in Europe, to trade the cryptocurrency. Ether, the native token to the Ethereum network…

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Luno Launches Ether Trading In 40 Countries Across Europe, Asia And Africa

Luno Launches Ether Trading In 40 Countries Across Europe, Asia And Africa

Bitcoin startup Luno has announced the support of ether, allowing users in 40 countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, and several countries in Europe, to trade the cryptocurrency. Ether, the native token to the Ethereum network…

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Tech Bureau Raises Funding To Expand Business

Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Tech Bureau Raises Funding To Expand Business

Tech Bureau, a Japanese fintech and cryptocurrency company from Japan, has raised US$767,500 from Shinsei Bank and OKWave to expand business and increase headcount. The investment brings its total amount of funding raised to over US$22 million. Tech Bu…

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Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban Comes Into Effect

A ban on cryptocurrency trading against the yuan has officially come into effect in China, forcing mainland bitcoin trading platform operators to turn to other Asian markets. Huobi, once one of the largest bitcoin trading platforms in the world, said i…

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Lala World Raises US$2M Series A To Bring Blockchain To The Unbanked

Lala World Raises US$2M Series A To Bring Blockchain To The Unbanked

Lala World, a blockchain startup headquartered in Singapore, has raised US$2 million in a Series A funding round to bring cheaper and more efficient financial services to the unbanked. No details about the investors that participated in the round were …

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Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

SBI Group, a financial services company based in Tokyo, is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this week. SBI Holdings, the entity that holds most of the group’s businesses and c…

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