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CBDCs: MAS Establishes Foundation for Usage of Digital Money in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled three initiatives to ensure the safe and innovative use of digital money in Singapore, namely: a blueprint outlining the infrastructure required for a digital Singapore dollar; expanding digital money trials; and a plan to issue a “live” central… Read More

NICE Actimize Introduces Real-Time Money Mule Defense Solution to Detect Illicit Activity

Traditional payments monitoring systems often do not detect money mules’ movements as they secure illicit funds from financial institutions. To address this problem, NICE Actimize, a NICE business (Nasdaq: NICE), announced its cloud-first Money Mule Defense Solution designed “to detect, investigate and prevent mule account… Read More

MoneyGram Announces Partnership, Minority Investment in UAE’s Fintech Jingle Pay

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a global player in the evolution of digital P2P payments, and Jingle Pay, a financial super-app based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced a partnership “to enable convenient and fast global money transfers through the Jingle Pay app.” Consumers… Read More

Capital Unbound; Piwowar Suggests Regulators Need Restraining & Crowdfunding Should Look to States

A CATO Institute event on the status of capital markets in the US provided a bright spot to an otherwise bleak and rainy day in New York City. Amidst the libertarian rhetoric and literature, two speakers stood out with certain observations and proposed remedies to… Read More

Ant International, Grab, and StraitsX Explore PBM for Cross-Border Payments

Ant International, Grab, and StraitsX have announced a collaborative effort to explore the potential application of Purpose Bound Money (PBM) in cross-border payments. PBM is a protocol that specifies the conditions upon which an underlying digital currency can be used and first introduced by MAS… Read More

Circle Partners with Grab to Introduce Web3 Customer Experiences in Singapore

Global payments company Circle Internet Financial (Circle) and Southeast Asia’s super app Grab announced a groundbreaking partnership that aims to usher in Web3 customer experiences in Singapore. This innovative collaboration will see the integration of Circle’s new Web3 Services platform directly into the Grab app…. Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Support Fintech with S$150 Million

Singapore is one of the most forward-thinking Fintech hubs in the world. Today, its top financial regulatory, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has reaffirmed its support of Fintech and announced it will provide S$150 million to innovative firms over the next three years.  The… Read More

Top Singapore Bank DBS Pursues Programmable Digital Dollar (DSGD)

DBS, a top financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets and based in Singapore, has announced an initiative to create a programmable digital Singapore dollars (DSGD). The project has the defacto approval of the Singapore government which recently indicated its support… Read More

CBDCs: DBS China Introduces e-CNY Merchant Collection Solution

DBS (SGX:D05) announced it is one of the first foreign banks in China to launch an e-CNY merchant collection solution and complete an e-CNY transaction for a client. The solution empowers corporate clients of DBS China “to collect payments from their customers in e-CNY, China’s… Read More

Dr. Amrit Kumar: COO at Altlayer Explains How Blockchain Ecosystem, Web3, dApps Are Evolving to Meet User Requirements

We recently connected with Dr. Amrit Kumar, COO at Altlayer, which focuses on building key infrastructure for Web 3.0, an evolving set of standards that aims to support the Internet of the future. Dr. Amrit Kumar (currently at Altlayer) previously co-founded Zilliqa Research, where he… Read More

Blockchain, Web3 Development: TON Foundation, which Supports The Open Network, Announces Hackathon

The TON Foundation, a non-profit association of developers and enthusiasts that exists to advance The Open Network (TON), has announced a global hackathon in collaboration with DoraHacks, a global hacker organization that “acts as a bridge, connecting hackers to enterprise challenges and entrepreneurial ideas.” Titled,… Read More

Berlin-based Crypto-focused Neobank Nuri to Shut Down Business Operations

Nuri was founded in 2015 under the name Bitwala with the purpose “to make Bitcoin spendable.” Over the years, the business has “gone through several transformations and re-positionings, ups and downs,” until it has become Nuri, the bank account “to grow your money.” The team’s… Read More

Slowest IPO Market Since 1990: SBCFAC Discusses Dismal Public Offering Market

This past week, the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee met to discuss several key topics regarding access to capital and smaller firms. One of the topics revolved around initial public offerings (IPOs), a sector of finance that tanked in 2022. In fact, according… Read More

Digital Remittances Market Enjoys Significant Boost Amid After-effects of Covid-19

When COVID-19 cases first appeared in late 2019, its contagion abilities were wildly unanticipated by world leaders, and it was ungracefully downplayed by mainstream media. This caused a subsequent uncontrollable outbreak that eventually dampened the quality of life for billions and dented economies across the… Read More

CFTC Penalizes bZeroX and Founders, Targets Ooki DAO as “Unincorporated Association,” One Commissioner Dissents

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed and settled charges against bZeroX and founders Tom Bean and Kyle Kistner. The CFTC alleges that respondents illegally offered leveraged and margined retail commodity transactions in digital assets. The CFTC states that the activity can only be… Read More

CEI Report: Stablecoins Need to be Private to Succeed

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit DC think tank that advocates on behalf of free markets, has published a paper on stablecoins as well as central bank digital currencies. While CBDCs are state-managed digital currencies, perhaps utilizing blockchain technology, stablecoins are issued and managed… Read More

Rialto Markets CEO Shari Noonan: “Private securities market will grow from $7 trillion in 2021 to $30 trillion in 2030”

Rialto Markets has added over $1.2 billion in signed contracts from private company issuers. As the cost of going public has risen, fewer companies have pursued the option of raising capital in an IPO and trading on an exchange. This cost of compliance is predicted… Read More

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Cynthia Lummis Officially Release Legislation for Digital Asset Regulatory Framework

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Cynthia Lummis have officially revealed legislation aiming to create a regulatory framework for the burgeoning digital asset industry. The two Senators have worked for many months on the language of the bill. The legislation has long been rumored with a… Read More

André Ferraz: CEO at Incognia Discusses Why Location Spoofing Is Critical for Crypto Firms Amid Sanctions on Russia

André Ferraz. CEO at Incognia, a “privacy-first” innovator in location technology, enabling “frictionless” zero-factor authentication for mobile. recently commented on why location spoofing is critical for crypto companies amid sanctions on Russia. He talked about why it is important to keep track of users’ activities… Read More

IATA Pay Introduced in India with Assistance from Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) recently confirmed that it teamed up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to introduce IATA Pay in India. IATA Pay, which is available in several European markets, is an airline industry payment platform that provides optionality, convenience and an improved… Read More

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