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Digital Asset Security Solution Providers SignKeys and Satoshi Labs Explain Why You Shouldn’t Use PayPal for Cryptocurrency Transactions

SignKeys, a Singapore-based digital asset solutions provider, notes that recent positive news for Bitcoin (PayPal adding support for BTC and other cryptos) may have led to a 15% increase in its price (around $13,000 at the time of writing). SignKeys points out that Bitcoin still… Read More

Dr. Amrit Kumar: President at Zilliqa Explains How Platform’s Scilla Smart Contract Language Is Used to Develop Secure Applications

We recently caught up with Dr. Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform. Many of the more popular iterations of blockchain are not sufficiently robust to handle the high transaction rates needed today – not to mention what… Read More

More Use Cases Outside of Finance Will Make Crypto Industry “Really Take Off,” OKCoin CEO Says

Hong Fang, CEO at San Francisco-based OKCoin, a regulated cryptocurrency exchange, says she first heard about Bitcoin (BTC) in 2012. But it wasn’t until 2016 that she began to realize Bitcoin’s potential as a globally accessible medium of exchange or store of value. Hong noted… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain based Trade Finance, Food Safety, Medical Records Software Now Managed by Bank and Tech Firm led Consortiums, Nexia TS Explains

Nexia TS, a Singapore-based accounting firm, notes that the use of blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based solutions can potentially “improve compliance” and “decrease risks” typically associated with digital transformation processes. DLT-enabled solutions might also improve the overall efficiency of a company’s operations. The Nexia… Read More

Ocean Protocol’s Native OCEAN Token Now Available on Kyber Network, A Decentralized Digital Asset Exchange

Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, is now available on Kyber Network, a protocol that facilitates automated, “decentralized,” instant, and low-cost exchanges of Ethereum-based digital assets. The Kyber Network… Read More

Proptech Firm Propseller Raises S$1.7 Million in Seed Funding

Singapore based Proptech Propseller has raised a S$1.7 million (USD $1.2m) seed round, according to a note from the company. Propseller is described as the “modern real estate agency” that facilitates sales, purchases and property rentals. Propseller reports that it is currently transacting around S$… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Enlists Onchain to Provide Custody in Asia

Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade blockchain platform, has announced a partnership with Onchain to provide custody services in Asia. Onchain will be providing custody for Hedera’s native digital asset HBAR. Holders of HBAR will have the option to secure their HBAR tokens with Onchain’s SAFE digital… Read More

Open Banking Developments in Singapore May lead to More Transformative Fintech Changes that those Offered by Digital Banking

Open Banking developments in Singapore could lead to more changes in traditional banking processes than those that involve digital banking and related infrastructure upgrades. Singapore’s addressable loan market for digital banks is valued at around S$220 and S$243 billion, according to estimates from the Fintech… Read More

Singapore Cryptocurrency Investment Firm Novum Debuts Free Trading Bot “CryptoHero”

Novum Group, a Singapore-based blockchain advisory and investment firm, announced on Thursday the launch of its new free trading bot, CryptoHero. According to Novum, CryptoHero is a free cryptocurrency trading bot that is simple and intuitive for crypto beginners to setup and run. “CryptoHero portfolio… Read More

Singapore Fintech iLex to Use Loan Solutions Offered by Refinitiv, will Redistribute LPC Loan Market Data via iLex Platform

iLex, a Fintech firm that is focused on improving the corporate loan market, has partnered with Refinitiv through its LPC brand, in order to integrate their loan solutions and redistribute LPC loan market data via the iLex platform. As mentioned in a release shared with… Read More

Regulated Crypto Exchange OKCoin Launches Business Offices in Singapore to Cater to Customers in Asia, Oceania

Crypto exchange OKCoin, which claims that its trading services are regulated, has announced the launch of its business office in Singapore. The fiat-focused digital asset exchange aims to serve as the Southeast Asia hub catering to clients based in Asia and Oceania. According to a… Read More

UniSwap Project KingSwap Claims Title as First Regulated DeFi Offering, Announces Advisory Board

KingSwap, described as a high-yield liquidity platform offering staking and digital collectibles (NFTs), has announced its advisory board with some high profile names. The KingSwap board includes Michael Terpin, founder, BitAngels and Transform Group; Lionel Iruk, Esq, Managing Partner and General Counsel at Empire Global… Read More

Singapore’s DBS and Standard Chartered are Leading a DLT based Digital Trade Finance Registry Project

Singapore based DBS Bank Ltd, (SGX: D05), a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in assets, and Standard Chartered, a major British financial services provider, are reportedly leading a workgroup of 12 other banks that are helping to develop a proof-of-concept… Read More

Digital Banking: Razer Fintech CEO Says they’ll Use Singapore Launch as Way to Branch Out to Other Jurisdictions to Offer Financial Services

Razer Fintech’s parent company is reportedly backed by a cash balance of more than $500 million and has zero debt. Headquartered in Singapore, Razer Fintech plans to launch a global “youth bank.” The company’s management is currently laying the foundation and making other necessary preparations… Read More

Michael Gerber: CEO at Fintech Firm 360F Explains How Consumers can Benefit from Effective Financial Planning and Investment Strategies

Michael Gerber, CEO of 360F, a Fintech firm that offers automated financial advice, has been focused on expanding the company’s operations into the MENA region. Gerber previously worked as the Managing Partner and CEO of a globally active management consultancy company. His professional career began… Read More

Singapore’s UOB to Support Visa API that Lets Users Add Cards to Third-Party Apps without Using Physical Cards

Singapore‘s United Overseas Bank (UOB), a multinational banking organization with branches mostly based in Southeast Asian countries, has reportedly become the world’s first lender to use a new Visa API that allows clients to add cards to third-party apps without having to carry or use… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Tells Wirecard to Stop Credit Services and Return Customer Funds

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has told bankrupt Fintech Wirecard (WDI.DE) to halt payment services in Singapore and to return all customer funds by October 14, 2020. MAS states that it has been monitoring Wirecard’s bankruptcy proceedings and the ability of the company to provide… Read More

Razer Fintech CEO Says Company Is Building Digital Banking Infrastructure from Scratch, Doesn’t Have “Legacy Issues”

Razer Fintech’s management has said that the company is planning to acquire a virtual banking license and that it’s willing to work independently or as part of a consortium. The Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, has confirmed that it will issue five… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis to Establish New Singapore and Tokyo Offices as Part of Global Expansion Plans

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, has revealed that it will establish two new offices in Singapore and Tokyo. The company stated that it remains focused on fully supporting local crypto and blockchain companies. It’s also helping government agencies and traditional financial institutions with monitoring… Read More

Razer Fintech Partners with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS Provider, Perx Technologies, to Enhance Neobanking Experience

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has teamed up with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider, Perx Technologies, in order to provide better mobile-first customer engagement for financial services. Through the partnership, Razer Fintech will focus on transforming… Read More

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