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Singapore’s central bank offers cash prizes for digital currency ideas

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s central bank and a major financial regulator, is challenging fintech companies to pitch solutions for a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. On Monday, the central bank officially announced a global challenge that seeks new retail CBDC solutions which enhance payment efficiencies and promote financial inclusion. As part of …

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Operator of China’s first Bitcoin exchange reportedly exits crypto

BTCChina, the operator of China’s oldest Bitcoin (BTC) exchange, is no longer in the crypto business, according to some reports. The company sold its stake in the Singapore-registered Bitcoin exchange ZG.com to an unidentified foundation in Dubai, Chinese news agency The 21st Century Business Herald recently reported. According to the report, ZG.com is a completely independent …

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Shanghai Man: Economist says El Salvador ‘on road to death’, salaries paid in e-CNY …

Our Man in Shanghai has refused to let recent regulations slow down the news coming from China. Enterprise blockchain, central bank digital currencies and start up projects continue to make a positive impact in a region hoping to grow economic value through technology. Death march for El Salvador The debate around El Salvador continued this …

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Singapore’s biggest bank launches crypto trust solution

DBS Private Bank, one of the biggest wealth managers in Asia outside China, has launched a cryptocurrency trust solution amid growing demand for digital assets. After setting up its own crypto exchange in December 2020, the Singaporean banking giant is now expanding its crypto services via its wholly-owned trust company DBS Trustee, The Business Times …

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Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Says Trading Volumes on Its Cryptocurrency Exchange Have Increased 10 Times

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, says that cryptocurrency trading volumes on its exchange have grown 10 times to around $30 million to $40 million. The bank is also collaborating with JPMorgan on a blockchain settlement platform and plans to launch its first security token offering in the second quarter, its CEO has …

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JPMorgan and DBS to launch blockchain cross-border payment platform

Major American investment bank JPMorgan is working with Singapore’s largest bank, DBS, and state investment firm Temasek to launch a new blockchain company focused on global payments and interbank transactions. Dubbed Partior, the new firm will use blockchain technology and digitize commercial bank money to reduce the existing friction in cross-border payments, trade transactions and …

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New ASEAN blockchain consortium targets cross-border cooperation

Blockchain associations from Australia and five Southeast Asian nations are joining forces to promote blockchain development and education. Blockchain organizations from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to promote blockchain collaboration in the Asia Pacific, Business Times reports. Initiated by Blockchain Association Singapore, or BAS, the MoU …

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Singapore PM tells followers to ‘remain vigilant’ on crypto after seeing name used to sell tokens

Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, claims someone set up a profile on the social token platform BitClout to sell tokens using the information from his Twitter account.  In a Facebook post Friday, Loong urged Singaporeans to “to remain vigilant when dealing with cryptocurrency platforms.” He said that someone had used BitClout to create …

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Non-Fungible Token Sales Begin to Dive, NFT Interest Declines, Finance Author Highlights NFT Oversupply

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Non-fungible token (NFT) assets and collectibles are starting to see sales decline and interest in NFTs is dropping as well. Additionally, it’s being said that an “oversupply of NFTs” may hurt the market, according to James Surowiecki the author of “The Wisdom of Crowds.”</strong> In 2021, non-fungible tokens have been all the …

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Waves Enterprise expands to Singapore to pursue hybrid blockchain adoption

Waves Enterprise has onboarded Tokenomika Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based fintech company, as an operator for its hybrid public-private blockchain. Tokenomika will operate the Waves Enterprise public permissioned network, starting in March. The expansion comes as part of a strategy shift for Waves Enterprise, focusing more on hybrid networks that can interface with public blockchains like …

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