editor - March 24, 2019
The task force will function similar to a research police department, with prosecutors proposing that its responsibilities include tracking accounts and freezing them after detecting illegal activity.
editor - March 24, 2019
Vietnam’s fintech market is forecast to be worth $7.8 billion by 2020, thanks to regulatory efforts to reduce cash payments, rising e-commerce consumption, and high internet and smartphone penetration.
editor - March 24, 2019
Japan’s central bank and government bodies examine the role of digital currencies in the financial ecosystem, as major players go crypto.
editor - March 24, 2019
Bangchak Corporation PCL or BCP, a petroleum refining company based in Thailand, has announced that it is testing an energy trading platform and commercial microgrid using blockchain technology.
editor - March 23, 2019
Consultancy firms have been prescribing blockchain as the most effective technology for managing the Gulf Cooperation Council’s rapidly expanding renewable energy sector.
editor - March 23, 2019
Israel Securities Authority has recommended the creation of a well-regulated platform for cryptocurrency trade to enable companies to raise money through the issuance of digital tokens.
editor - March 23, 2019
Ethereum venture capital studio ConsenSys expands with a new branch in Hong Kong, appointing Charles d’Haussy as Director for Strategic Initiatives and market lead for Hong Kong.
editor - March 23, 2019
China’s e-commerce leader Alibaba considers implementing blockchain-based solutions for its complex, cross-border supply chains, with the aim to establish a closed-loop system to link with local government units.
editor - March 22, 2019
In meetings convened by the World Economic Forum, experts look to blockchain and IoT technologies to solve the worldwide water crisis, as countries around the globe observe World Water Day.
editor - March 22, 2019
Fintech ventures in Singapore are experiencing rapid growth and more funding from investors, making it the third busiest fintech market in the Asia-Pacific region after China and India.
editor - March 22, 2019
Cambodia has partnered with Pundi X to develop a smart city in its capital Phnom Penh to be driven by blockchain-based systems.
editor - March 21, 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) has endorsed the country’s first portal to screen initial coin offerings (ICOs).
editor - March 21, 2019
India’s robust IT and banking sectors foster blockchain R&D, taking full advantage of its potential applications.
editor - March 21, 2019
As Thailand embraces the digital development of its advancing economy, US-based global market intelligence firm IDC has forecast that 61 percent of Thailand’s economy will be digitalized by 2022.
editor - March 21, 2019
Reshaping the agricultural framework is a massive undertaking but momentous; it deserves the dedicated efforts and full recognition.
editor - March 20, 2019
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has announced its 2019-2021 strategy to build a one-stop digital capital market.
editor - March 20, 2019
With more awareness and interest in initial coin offerings (ICOs), Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) has unveiled a consultation paper to the general public, asking for opinions on its ICO regulatory...
editor - March 20, 2019
Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) is set to adopt a new fundraising mechanism based on security token offerings (STOs), according to an article published by the Taiwan Economic Daily.
editor - March 19, 2019
SWIFT has announced a new blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) for electronic voting through the adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the Asia Pacific.
editor - March 18, 2019
The Liberty Ecosystem, a blockchain-based platform founded with the goal of fighting authoritarianism, has been introduced by executives from the Asia Pacific Conservative Union (APCU).
editor - March 18, 2019
The utilization of digital and mobile technology to deliver goods and services to communities that may not otherwise have had the option is being most recently highlighted by payment infrastructure...
editor - March 17, 2019
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), together with the training platform TalentSprint, are reportedly jointly rolling out an advanced program on financial and blockchain technologies scheduled for this May.
editor - March 17, 2019
Malaysia’s Penang state is reportedly mulling the adoption of blockchain solutions in its supply chains for food and agricultural producers.
editor - March 17, 2019
The Communist Party of China has disclosed through its official People’s Daily Online news outlet that local tech firm Chongqing Jinwowo Technologies (CJT) will collaborate with the National University of...
editor - March 16, 2019
Tech Mahindra has announced it is teaming up with California-based blockchain startup TBCASoft to promote the Cross-Carrier Blockchain Platform for the telecom industry.
editor - March 15, 2019
Security Token Offerings (STOs) are still in their early days. The number of successful and compliant STOs that have been carried out is still quite low and their regulation, for...
editor - March 15, 2019
Some believe that Thailand can become a major hub for fintech, due to the ever-growing ecosystem and the number of fintech startups receiving investment interest. These are the Top 10...
editor - March 15, 2019
The Binance Charity Foundation (BCF) has recently introduced its blockchain-enabled donation system for its Lunch for Children program in Uganda, which will provide two meals a day to students and...
editor - March 15, 2019
Throughout the month of March, Vietnam is implementing new policies, including the introduction of electronic medical records at all healthcare facilities and regulations on the operation of networks of non-bank...
editor - March 14, 2019
China’s online payment system giant Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba Group, has announced the Ant Blockchain Innovation Competition
editor - March 14, 2019
In a bid to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange service provider Coinbase Inc. has raised an additional US$300 million
editor - March 14, 2019
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is considering a ‘regulatory sandbox’ mechanism for greater and well-regulated use of emerging innovations – including blockchain and artificial intelligence – in...
editor - March 13, 2019
Expected to bolster Reebonz’s ecosystem strategy, the agreement seeks to establish the end-to-end provenance of luxury products using a “digital tag.”
editor - March 13, 2019
Singapore’s Citystate Group has announced its move to invest in the Philippines’ Ticket2Me, a blockchain-powered ticketing services provider, with the ultimate goal of gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.
editor - March 13, 2019
The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has updated its list of cryptocurrencies eligible for initial coin offerings (ICOs) or value comparison as base trading pairs against other cryptos traded...
editor - March 13, 2019
The drafting of a cryptocurrency regulatory framework is in the final stages of deliberations, the Government of India told a Supreme Court hearing earlier this month, as the court considers...
editor - March 12, 2019
Internet users in China have been employing blockchain to fight government censorship in new and innovative ways.
editor - March 12, 2019
More competition is on the way, as new players are emerging in the blockchain ecosystem.
editor - March 12, 2019
As the supply chain expands, more stakeholders and other processes come into play, and business agreements have become difficult to control.
editor - March 12, 2019
Japanese IT equipment services company Fujitsu has announced that it is cooperating with the education units of multinational conglomerate Sony to experiment with the use of blockchain technology.
editor - March 11, 2019
The National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that it is set to cooperate with Chinese technology company Chongqing Jinwowo Technologies (CJT), on research and development into blockchain-based solutions.
editor - March 11, 2019
The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosed that it has granted four licenses to Japanese company Bitherb, a subsidiary of Remixpoint Incorporated, allowing the company to operate in Thailand.
editor - March 11, 2019
The Asian crypto market is among the world’s largest. Indeed, Japan and South Korea lead the industry, hosting the second and third biggest markets (after the United States) for digital...
editor - March 11, 2019
Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, but with it comes widening economic inequality. The poor suffer while also having to endure hardships brought on...
editor - March 11, 2019
Multinational consulting firm KPMG has unveiled its partnership with Guardtime, a software security firm, to develop applications for blockchain technology with the aim of creating a more secure, transparent, and...
editor - March 10, 2019
KT Corporation, the biggest telecommunications company in South Korea, has announced its plans to introduce a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform in March 2019.
editor - March 10, 2019
Tokens offered in a Security Token Offering (STO) are financial securities backed by things with real world value, such as assets, profits or company revenue, and offer legal rights including...
editor - March 9, 2019
The Thai government has made a major move to approve tokenized security issuance and digital assets trading using blockchain technology.
editor - March 9, 2019
European Union leaders and lawmakers are now calling for measures to be accelerated to integrate blockchain and commerce, even going as far as to publish a provisional resolution.
editor - March 8, 2019
The Thai Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that digital assets markets are suitable only for “experts” who have a deep understanding of the system and that the general public...
editor - March 8, 2019
The Korea Exchange (KRX), South Korea's sole securities exchange operator, is paying close attention to the movements of United States regulators regarding Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
editor - March 8, 2019
China, as one of the world’s leading economies, has ambitions for Hainan Island to become a hub for startups and tech companies, in order to attract investment as well as...
editor - March 7, 2019
Authorities in Thailand has moved to amend the Securities and Exchange Act to allow for the issuance and trading of blockchain-based securities in the Kingdom.
editor - March 7, 2019
Is the current state of blockchain development ready to attract a large number of users?
editor - March 7, 2019
Blockchain technology can trace the myriad supply chain intersections that culminate in a cocktail, creating new accountability in the industry.
editor - March 7, 2019
Malaysia has reportedly classified tokens, cryptocurrencies, and crypto assets as securities, effectively placing all of them under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Securities Commission
editor - March 6, 2019
Southeast Asia is witnessing the emergence of a new generation of investors, who place more emphasis on value customization, cost efficiency, and flexibility when it comes to wealth and asset...
editor - March 6, 2019
One of the biggest chat providers in the world, Japan’s LINE Corporation, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with major financial service provider Nomura Holdings in...
editor - March 6, 2019
Thailand amends the Securities and Exchange Act and legalizes tokenized security issuances using blockchain technology.
editor - March 5, 2019
New York-based Elevated Returns (ER), a financial group focusing on digitizing conventional financial assets, is hosting DS Summit 2019 Thailand on March 11th in Bangkok in partnership with Tezos and...
editor - March 5, 2019
The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) - the regulatory body for the Philippines’ offshore special economic zone - has announced a range of new rules governing digital assets, as part...
editor - March 5, 2019
German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz Cars and Icertis, a key supplier of cloud-based enterprise contract management solutions, have partnered to implement consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain with the...
editor - March 5, 2019
There has been plenty of cases documenting the applications of blockchain in the health sector, but few reports on the increasing role of the disruptive technology in the insurance industry.
editor - March 4, 2019
Letters of appointment were issued to the Blockchain Governance Team by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea, using ICON's public blockchain.
editor - March 4, 2019
In APAC, the trend towards having the innovative technology applied in the healthcare industry is seen on the rise and expected to bring benefits to providers and patients.  
editor - March 4, 2019
According to the Islamic faith, Muslims – who make up about 24.1% of the world population as of 2015 – must only consume food that is certified Halal, or permissible...
editor - March 4, 2019
The Thai Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced the list of cryptocurrencies that can be used for investment in initial coin offerings (ICOs), which are also exchangeable with other digital...
editor - March 3, 2019
The University of Wyoming has developed a blockchain system that could transform food shipping and tracking across the globe. The blockchain code was developed by Kip DeCastro, a Computer Science...
editor - March 3, 2019
Talk of China's proposed national stablecoin has tapered off-- is there still hope? Based on recent events in China’s cryptocurrency world over the last two years, speculation has circled regarding...
editor - March 2, 2019
The Philippines are setting the pace for massive crypto adoption.
editor - March 2, 2019
Shipping news magazine Dry Bulk reported that BHP, a multinational metals, mining and petroleum firm, has trialled the use of a blockchain platform to satisfactory results. The trial was made...
editor - March 1, 2019
The United Kingdom’s financial regulator released its “Guidance on Cryptoassets” last month, as part of ongoing efforts to establish a definitive framework for regulating cryptocurrencies. As this is just one...
editor - March 1, 2019
Malaysia’s agricultural sector has been a major driver for the country’s economy, but continues to face difficulties owing to inefficiency and bureaucracy, which have resulted in significant losses
editor - February 28, 2019
Vo Quang Hue, Deputy CEO of Vingroup, stated that the current state of Vietnam is very conducive to becoming a global manufacturing leader in Internet of Things (IoT) devices
editor - February 28, 2019
When blockchain permeates into APAC’s banks, the tie-up is promising
editor - February 28, 2019
Japan is a unique example of regulation in the cryptocurrency industry, with its history in the face of the two most infamous exchange hacks in the world -- first of...
editor - February 28, 2019
Tada, a blockchain-based ride-hailing app formed under MVL in 2018, expands to Vietnam.
editor - February 27, 2019
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is seeking a license from the Ministry of Finance of Thailand to become an authorized digital asset exchange. As reported by the Bangkok Post,...
editor - February 27, 2019
The central banks of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have resolved to jointly initiate a digital currency trial.
UAE
editor - February 27, 2019
Japan’s three largest banks have canceled a joint venture on a blockchain-based peer-to-peer money transfer service, saying it was a duplication of their own individual projects.  
editor - February 27, 2019
Ripple has allied with other 10 prominent universities to execute its blockchain research program. The report released on Thursday by the blockchain payments infrastructure firm, Ripple, said that the University...
editor - February 26, 2019
Eleven Indian banks have come together to launch the country’s first blockchain-backed funding platform.
editor - February 26, 2019
Online gaming using blockchain technology is one of the more obvious signs that Ethereum and blockchain may change the face of the entire gaming industry
editor - February 25, 2019
Cryptocurrencies bore witness to bullish and bearish market trends alike in 2018, but blockchain technology has shown consistent growth and adoption.
editor - February 25, 2019
The gaming industry is ripe for new changes in the way transactions are made, as well as the power that players have over their in-game currencies.
editor - February 24, 2019
Singapore’s monetary authority has halted the launch of a Security Token Offering (STO) by a local Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in the city-state.
editor - February 24, 2019
The rice export market is facing fierce competition, especially among exporters in Thailand, Vietnam, and India. To gain market share, Thai rice exporters have been encouraged to adopt blockchain technology,...
editor - February 24, 2019
Blockchain technology will upend the World Wide Web and create trends that are presently thought to be impossible. Blockchain was designed to work automatically with little to no human interference,...
editor - February 24, 2019
IBM, LG Chem, Ford Motors and others have partnered to use blockchain technology to prevent illegally mined cobalt from entering the market. Cobalt is used in the production of batteries...
editor - February 23, 2019
A joint venture between financial services firm SBI Holdings and blockchain consortium startup R3 has been announced, in a move to promote the adoption of the Corda platform by R3...
editor - February 23, 2019
Isle of Man has created a Blockchain Office and launched an Isle of Man Sandbox, as a way of making new commitments for the jurisdiction to become an international hub...
editor - February 23, 2019
The Thai Ministry of Commerce has joined hands with the British Embassy to use blockchain technology in managing intellectual property (IP), with the aim of developing commercial applications.
editor - February 22, 2019
Online gambling is one of the most lucrative markets on the planet – especially now that there is a continuously growing percentage of the world’s population with access to the...
editor - February 22, 2019
In 2019, the United Arab Emirates is expected to further embrace 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, including blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
UAE
editor - February 22, 2019
The Seoul City Government has appointed a team to incorporate blockchain technology into the city’s administrative services. The announcement was made by the ICON Foundation on February 8th.
editor - February 22, 2019
Securities Commission Malaysia on January 14th announced new regulation, “Capital Markets and Services Digital Currency and Digital Token Order, 2019,” to aid regulation of cryptocurrency activities.
editor - February 21, 2019
Banks in India have announced their plan to join hands in developing a blockchain-based platform, with the aim of eliminating financial barriers faced by Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).
editor - February 21, 2019
With blockchain technology being adopted across multiple industries, the gaming sector is the next to see a major shift made possible by blockchain.
editor - February 21, 2019
All cryptocurrencies experienced a drop in 2018, after soaring prices in the year before. As of January 1st, 2019, the price of one Bitcoin (BTC) was worth a mere $3,700,...
editor - February 20, 2019
Cryptocurrency markets have swung wildly between bullish and bearish. The increased volatility of cryptocurrency prices remained a point of concern until February 8th, when the market witnessed a stable price...
editor - February 20, 2019
Japanese IT firm Fujitsu has successfully tested a blockchain-based power-sharing solution.
editor - February 20, 2019
CryptoBeach, a blockchain business located in Phuket, Thailand, is organizing a seminar with the theme “Creating Business Opportunities with digital assets (Cryptocurrency) and Blockchain Technology for the Tourism sector in...
editor - February 20, 2019
The food industry is where trust is key to its operations. From farmers and producers to kitchens and end consumers, every step in the food industry can be improved by...
editor - February 19, 2019
Vietnam’s Hanoi administration is ready to implement its revised five-year information and technology strategy for 2016-2020. The strategy was drafted based on interactions with leading smart cities and IT enterprises.
editor - February 18, 2019
In an initiative to empower farmers, Malaysia is deploying Industry 4.0 solutions for boosting profit margins and reducing risks
editor - February 18, 2019
Iran has reportedly revoked its ban on cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, in a move to eventually issue the country’s own cryptocurrency.
editor - February 18, 2019
A financial institution in Pakistan recently introduced a service for cross-border remittance using blockchain-based systems from Alipay, an affiliate of Alibaba Group.
editor - February 17, 2019
National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (Napas) has appointed Nguyễn Quang Hưng as the new Director-General. Quang Hưng previously served as Deputy Director of the Information Technology Department for the State...
editor - February 17, 2019
Thailand is one of the few countries in the region with defined regulations addressing digital assets, thanks to announcements from the government and central bank, as well as regulations from...
editor - February 16, 2019
Some of the biggest conglomerates in India are looking to blockchain technology to carry out B2B payments and to help with accurate and reliable recordkeeping.
editor - February 16, 2019
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) -- the country’s official stock exchange -- boasts a total market capitalisation of nearly US$560 billion (18 trillion baht) with more than 700 listed...
editor - February 15, 2019
An 18-month-old Perth-based blockchain startup has formed a partnership with Japanese green energy supplier, Sharing Energy, to track the use and distribution of clean energy.
editor - February 15, 2019
An analysis of blockchain retail value has revealed that the market value of blockchain is projected to be 29 times higher in 2023 compared to 2018, increasing from $80 million...
editor - February 14, 2019
There's a mad rush for bitcoin-panties exchange this Valentine's Day season. Lingerie companies with less corporate power suffer censorship during advertisement.
editor - February 14, 2019
Permissioned blockchain and cryptocurrencies are being aggressively adopted by banking systems across the Middle East, with a focus on eliminating the complexities of cross-border payments and the current banking system.
UAE
editor - February 14, 2019
IBM is partnering with top healthcare providers to improve the methods by which sensitive health-related data is shared using a blockchain-based system.
editor - February 11, 2019
Residents of Manila will start receiving ETH as bounty for participating in the cleanup of heavily polluted beaches in the Philippines.
editor - February 10, 2019
Lawmakers in South Korea are introducing a trade bill that will define online money. As a crypto-friendly initiative, the bill will promote cryptocurrency trading and support exchange development
editor - February 9, 2019
The blockchain industry is growing fast, and Thailand is seizing every available opportunity to utilize this innovation. Thailand is putting in place blockchain-friendly regulations and heading its own blockchain projects.
editor - February 8, 2019
SBI Ripple Asia and Japan Payment Card Consortium formed a Proof of Concept (PoC) partnership to help combat fraud using Blockchain technology. The PoC is expected to take place on...
editor - February 7, 2019
The Malaysian Ministry of Education launches e-Scroll, an application built on the NEM blockchain to tackle degree fraud. To verify certificates, QR-codes which can be accessed from any part of...
editor - February 5, 2019
The blockchain technology industry in Asia is continuously thriving.
editor - February 5, 2019
The Korea Times has revealed that the Finance Ministry of South Korea is debating whether to issue a policy on the taxation of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).
editor - February 4, 2019
South Korea's top telecommunications company KT Corporation is focused on developing new tech. especially blockchain technology. This is with respect to expanding the limits of existing satellite operations.
editor - February 3, 2019
The Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange launched an ad campaign to call for better regulations for managing cryptocurrency transactions.
editor - February 2, 2019
The United Arab Emirates at the second edition of its governmental Annual Meetings concluded with the introduction of two initiatives on Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence.  
UAE
editor - February 1, 2019
South Korea is set to incorporate blockchain-based voting system with their online system of voting. This system of franchise will be used only after trials using blockchain technology for voting...
editor - January 31, 2019
Crypto Beach Thailand Facebook’s post on January 19th, 2019 announced that Crypto Beach association has executed a collaborative agreement with seven private agencies to boost effective use of digital assets...
editor - January 30, 2019
The Integrated National Information System of Project Management (NAPM) held a blockchain-focused conference in the capital Tashkent, in collaboration with the Uzbekistan Government. The conference included top Asian blockchain companies...
editor - January 28, 2019
Binance Blockchain Week successfully concluded in Singapore on Tuesday, January 22. As part of the week, a two-day conference was held at Marina Bay Sands, featuring over 60 speakers from...
editor - January 24, 2019
According to a Bloomberg report published on November 20th, Nippon Yusen K.K (NYK)-the leader in the Japanese shipping field, is launching its own digital currency for crew members.
editor - January 23, 2019
As stated in a report by The People’s Daily on November 20th, a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance Group - Ping An Bank announced the intention to build up a...
editor - January 22, 2019
Oxfam, a global charity organization, has launched a blockchain-based project to empower farmers by enhancing the transparency and traceability of the rice supply chain in Cambodia.
editor - January 21, 2019
Is 2019 the year of Security Token Offerings (STO)? Over the past year, there has been a significant increase of token sales authorized by the United States SEC to sell...
editor - January 18, 2019
With an aim to proliferate the blockchain ecosystem of the country, the Singapore government plans to offer financial incentives to enterprises.
editor - January 10, 2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Finance officially approved four digital asset exchange licenses, following the recommendation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This follows the Digital Asset Business Law last May,...
editor - January 9, 2019
As reported by Yonhap News Agency on November 20, the South Korean government will apply blockchain technology to tackle the traceability issue, specifically tracing beef and providing information from the...
editor - January 8, 2019
According to a report by Seoul-based media on November 21, the major Internet conglomerate of South Korea - Kakao Corporation has introduced the establishment of its subsidiary in Singapore with...
editor - January 7, 2019
There are more and more sore problems with cryptocurrencies in the world. People now are getting familiar with “pump and dump” scheme in the crypto space in China. “Pump and...
editor - January 3, 2019
The investors are ambitious not only to expand to new markets but also implement their developments comprising blockchain technology.
editor - January 2, 2019
Although having a tough attitude with cryptocurrency usage, India’s government encourages the continue experimentation with blockchain technology, which is the platform of cryptocurrency.
editor - January 1, 2019
As reported by Cointelegraph Japan on November 21, numerous enterprises in coordination with Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC) - a Japanese banking giant have planned to donate an amount of up to...
editor - January 1, 2019
As indicated by the Bank of Thailand (BoT), the process of switching from using cash to virtual currencies takes three to five years to be taken place. Such opinion of...
editor - December 31, 2018
An opposition political movement raised their funds by Initial coin offering (ICO) raising eyebrows in Malaysia.
editor - December 21, 2018
India’s government is preparing for plans to ban cryptocurrencies. So far, There’s no official source shows what exactly they will do against cryptocurrencies but no doubt that they have to...
editor - December 21, 2018
On November 15th, the largest Malaysian lender, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. announced their partnership with blockchain technology firm Ripple to build the cross-border payments network.
editor - December 20, 2018
To maintain the integrity and reputation of universities in the Southeast Asian country, the Malaysian Ministry of Education is turning to blockchain technology in order to combat degree fraud.  
editor - December 20, 2018
According to a report by South Korea’s largest news agency - Yonhap on November 20, blockchain technology will be implemented in the process of tracing beef, providing consumers with all...
editor - December 20, 2018
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, is planning to clamp down on free distribution of crypto tokens, named airdrops.
editor - December 17, 2018
The Ministry of Education (MoE) of Malaysia announced on November 8th that they are forming a consortium to tackle the issue of fraudulent university degrees by applying blockchain technology.
editor - December 17, 2018
Global Market Insights’ recent published a report claims about the significant growth of the blockchain market in the Asia Pacific region, which is caused by the increase in the number...
editor - December 17, 2018
The legal sector in South Korea is quickly running out of patience, as lawyers continue to call on the government to speed up the process of introducing blockchain regulations into...
editor - December 17, 2018
The government is about to grant its approval for the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal this month, together with the first authorized ICO, as reported by the Securities and...
editor - December 17, 2018
Regarding a recent report by Diar published on September 30, enterprises working in blockchain and crypto industry has attracted almost triple “traditional” venture capital (VC) investment in the first three...
editor - December 10, 2018
On November 13th, The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (Thai SEC) released a report around Thailand’s financial regulators which firmly stated towards cryptocurrency to cease advertising and warned citizens against...
editor - December 10, 2018
In the financial world, assets are often used in trading for “payment” when it’s time for the transfer of the asset. This is also known as Delivery versus Payment.
editor - December 10, 2018
According to the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, Loudi, a city in China’s Hunan province, has launched a blockchain-based platform for real estate data recording.
editor - December 10, 2018
One of the largest insurance firms in China, Ping An Insurance Group, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Sanya city government on “Smart City” construction and a financial investment
editor - December 10, 2018
The Bank of Thailand is pushing for a transformation of government saving bonds, issuance, distribution and sales, all by conducting proof of concept (POC) using distributed ledger technology (DLT), more...
editor - December 3, 2018
A South Korea official stated that the government will make a decision on whether initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be allowed, come November, as a result of the investigation that...
editor - December 3, 2018
On September 20th, the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing announced the formation of the CRYSTAL (Cryptocurrency Strategy, Techniques, and Algorithms) Centre - an academic research laboratory and...
editor - December 3, 2018
South Korea is making gestures and creating room, in preparation for blockchain tech and crypto entering their market. Lee Hye-hoon, the chairperson of The National Assembly Special Committee, revealed that...
editor - December 3, 2018
Besides undenied benefits, Blockchain network still causes many concerns. Recently, HKEX published a report showing their concerns about applying blockchain technology for securities clearance and settlement, which expected not suitable...
editor - December 3, 2018
According to a report by China Securities Times on Wednesday, September 27th, with the adoption of blockchain technology, $1.3 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) have been successfully issued by...
editor - December 3, 2018
On Oct 25th, Viettel Group, Vietnam’s largest telecommunications company set its sights and goal to become a leading blockchain technology provider within the next five years, through their development and...
editor - November 26, 2018
Malaysia is actualization their ambition to use Blockchain in three main industries by creating a task force to promote this technology’s uses.
editor - November 26, 2018
‘The Nation’ newspaper, one of two English dailies in Bangkok, has published a report on September 20th about Kasikormbank, the fourth-largest bank of Thailand that has recently joined the blockchain-based...
editor - November 26, 2018
On September 21st, Bloomberg published an article about the intention of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) to take over blockchain, amongst other tech sectors based on insider sources.
editor - November 26, 2018
The financial cooperation between China and Singapore has achieved a new mark since a release of Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister, and Coordinating...
editor - November 20, 2018
The Ministry of Commerce of Thailand has launched two feasibility studies which will tap into applying blockchain in trade finance and intellectual property registration. According to the Bangkok Post, the...
editor - November 20, 2018
Park Won-soon, the official of Seoul, has unveiled government plans to cultivate the capital of South Korea, turning it into a blockchain smart city within the next five years with...
editor - November 20, 2018
On the 25th of October, Asia Blockchain Review was thrilled to hold our second blockchain meetup, titled “Unblock Bangkok” in Thailand, focusing on current trends and updates about the Asian...
editor - November 20, 2018
Regarding the new laws imposed by the Chinese government, users are required to register national ID-card details so that the state can get access to all blockchains and censor anything...
editor - November 20, 2018
Blockchain technology is permissive more and more as its uses. Recently, Taiwan, the seventh largest economy in Asia, has pursued friendly regulation for crypto and blockchain companies, which shows their...
editor - November 20, 2018
The world is seeing a huge enlargement of Blockchain technology especially Crypto which has never happened before. In just the first three quarters of 2018, the venture capital (VC) investment...
editor - November 20, 2018
In every region across the world, Cross-border payment is always a hurdle because of the inefficient management of global liquidity. Especially in South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN), which has been...
editor - November 20, 2018
Regarding a press release on October 18, the Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium (FISCO), an association formed by led by multinational telecommunication company Huawei and tech giant Tencent, unveiled its...
editor - November 20, 2018
According to Business Korea report on September 21, the Korean blockchain industry would receive further support from the Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (MSICT).
editor - November 20, 2018
The Race to be Crypto Valley of Asia is going on among Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines. They are playing a game that other countries in the Asia Pacific will...
editor - November 5, 2018
The fourth largest bank in Thailand, Kasikornbank, will join the Visa’s B2B Connect Project with other well-respected financial institutions such as the U.S. Commerce Bank, Shinhan Bank in South Korea,...
editor - November 2, 2018
On October 24th, Infinity Blockchain Ventures (IBV) partnered up with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) to present “TECHNOMART: Adding Value through Blockchain” in Selangor, Malaysia.
admin - October 22, 2018
As blockchain and cryptocurrencies has thrived vigorously, nations all over the world, including Vietnam, are ramping up blockchain adoption.
admin - October 18, 2018
On September 19th, Asia Blockchain Review (ABR) was thrilled to hold their first blockchain meetup ever, titled “ABR presents Thailand blockchain landscape report” in Bangkok, providing an in-depth analysis of...
admin - October 18, 2018
On September 20th, Asia Blockchain Review launched our first meetup in Malaysia titled “ABR Presents Malaysia Blockchain Landscape Report”, at The Co, a coworking and event space in the heart...
admin - September 4, 2018
With the emergence of Blockchain in global markets and affairs, it has been astonishing to bear witness to the various ways in which blockchain has shaped economies, industries, and the...
admin - September 4, 2018
With the massive emergence of blockchain around the world, people have taken up varying opinions when it comes to matters of pros vs cons.
admin - August 8, 2018
As stated by Forbes magazine, Vietnam could emerge as one of the next blockchain hubs in Southeast Asia and across the globe.
admin - August 8, 2018
Cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea might quickly lose eligibility for consequential tax benefits recently granted to smaller companies.
admin - August 8, 2018
According to AjooGyungjeh (Very Economics) in July 2018, the governor of Jeju, the large southern Korean island, announced his commitment to issuing ICOs and Jeju coin, Jeju’s own cryptocurrency.
admin - August 8, 2018
South Korea's National Assembly, national legislature has officially proposed to allow domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs), effectively lifting the ban imposed by the government in September, 2017.
admin - August 8, 2018
A group of national banking in South Korea is to use Samsung SDS, a blockchain-based customer ID verification system from July 2018, according to a notice revealed by the Korea...
admin - August 8, 2018
The South Korean government will invest to support blockchain development in the country, with plans to carry out six blockchain-based pilots. The investment is approximately Korean won 10 Bln (or...
admin - August 8, 2018
Thailand’s Omise and OmiseGO recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ShinhanCard which is a major South Korean credit card business and technical company, an affiliate of Shinhan Financial...
admin - August 8, 2018
South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT announced a major Blockchain Technology Development Strategy that is objective to raise 230 bln won (~$207 mln) and will be completed by 2022,...
admin - August 8, 2018
South Korean regulators have revealed drafts of bills intended to develop rules on cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and blockchain technology, The Korea Times reported in July, 2018.
admin - August 8, 2018
South Korea’s Lotte Global Logistics, a major Seoul-headquartered logistics and shipping company, announced to join the blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) which is an global consortium of blockchain-based companies, tech...
admin - August 7, 2018
Indonesian Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti), a commodities market regulator under the country's Ministry of Trade, has officially ruled that cryptocurrencies are commodities that could be traded on futures exchange...
admin - August 7, 2018
Authorities in Cambodia have officially announced that domestic investors are now required to obtain a license for purchasing, selling or trading cryptocurrencies – other unlicensed activities would be declared illegal.
admin - August 7, 2018
A set of draft rules has been published by The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for regulating Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for public review, in accordance with an official...
admin - August 7, 2018
Regulations for cryptocurrencies is being formulated by the authority of Filipino government-owned economic zone and the number of licenses it issues is limited to 25.
admin - August 7, 2018
A subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba - Ant Financial  has launched a blockchain-powered cross-border service through their e-wallet platform which offer secured, hassle-free and cost saving transactions.
admin - August 7, 2018
The authority that governs the Philippines Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport is aiming to earn $67 million just by issuing cryptocurrency exchange licenses.
admin - August 7, 2018
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state's de facto central bank, is proposing changes to existing regulations that would limit market entry for decentralized exchanges based on blockchain.
admin - August 7, 2018
Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has announced that they will collaborate with Abu Dhabi’s regulators to build a cross-border trade finance system using distributed ledger technology (DLT).
admin - August 7, 2018
After months with activities against digital asset, the regulators of this country finally give crypto investors some hopes by eventually accepting cryptocurrency.
admin - August 7, 2018
India's telecoms is turning to blockchain technology to restrict annoying telemarketing calls and messages.
admin - August 7, 2018
The American tech giant - IBM has partnered with India’s National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) to publish the 12-week online course named ““Blockchain Architecture Design and Use Cases.”
admin - August 7, 2018
Yahoo! Japan Corporation confirmed approaching the crypto space by acquiring a stake in a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that got license from the country’s financial regulator. The launch of an “easy-to-use...
admin - August 7, 2018
In Jun, 2018 Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings announced that after a month delay due to security concerns, its in-house cryptocurrency exchange is now live.
admin - August 7, 2018
After a month of certainty, according to Quartz, India will study and even consider cryptocurrency as commodity instead of planning to ban it as informed before.
admin - August 7, 2018
Japan has issued its first official rejection of a crypto exchange application. This announcement was released by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in June, 2018, confirmed that the regulator would...
admin - August 7, 2018
The Internet giant - Tencent has collaborated with the Shenzhen branch of the State Administration of Taxation in providing blockchain solutions to avoid tax evasion.
admin - August 7, 2018
BitTrade (Japanese crypto exchange) has been acquired for S$67M (~US$50M) by a Singaporean multi-millionaire and entrepreneur
admin - August 7, 2018
According to the press release on June 28, Microsoft Taiwan has partnered with two Chinese companies: Hot Cool - cloud management service provider and Digital China -  IT service provider,...
admin - August 7, 2018
China's federal science institution, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is making the effort in adopt blockchain technology to the country.
admin - August 7, 2018
According to China News on June 21, chinese officials and tech giant - Tencent is cooperating to established China Blockchain Security Alliance to handle blockchain security issues.
admin - August 7, 2018
Following Indonesia, Vietnam officially banned bitcoin and other virtual currencies as means of payments.
admin - August 7, 2018
In the latest court in Hangzhou, China, documents and evidence authenticated with blockchain can be used in legal disputes.
admin - August 7, 2018
According to China Insurance News Network, reinsurance giants have launched a blockchain-based platform for inter-company data transfer.
admin - August 7, 2018
According to the latest patent application, Alibaba has been utilized blockchain technology to facilitate international transactions.
admin - August 7, 2018
As described in the application, ICBC aims to create a system which all related organizations can be each node of a decentralized platform.
admin - August 7, 2018
According to Finance News on June 5, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has working on a blockchain-based system that digitize paper checks issued by local enterprises.
admin - August 7, 2018
Bamboo Capital JSC (BCG) has signed a MOU with New Era Energy Ltd. (NERA) to pilot the world's first blockchain-enabled carbon credit protocol. NERA will also invest up to US$...
admin - August 7, 2018
Digital Ventures - a fintech investment subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) announced that they have took part in a US$55 million Series B fund of US-based blockchain company Ripple.
admin - August 7, 2018
The world is scrambling to adopt what promises to be the biggest technological innovation since the internet.
admin - August 7, 2018
As revealed with the media recently, Bank of Thailand is planning to apply blockchain technology to their inter-bank settlement and clearance.
admin - August 7, 2018
Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob - The Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT) shared at the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit on July 12 that the bank is proposing to utilize blockchain...
admin - August 7, 2018
14 Thai banks have altogether launched the Thailand Blockchain Community Initiative, which plan to develop a blockchain-based platform to digitize letters of guarantee and other documents.
admin - August 7, 2018
Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has officially proposed that the country temporarily bans the importation of cryptocurrency mining equipment, according to the local news outlet named Vnexpress on Jun 5,...
admin - August 7, 2018
Published in the Royal Gazette on May 13, this 100-section law defines cryptocurrencies as digital assets and digital tokens and bring them under the control and administration of Thai SEC.
admin - August 7, 2018
According a press release from Thai bank - Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya), MUFG Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), and Standard Chartered Bank Singapore has been successfully pilot tested for the real-time...
admin - August 7, 2018
Thailand has sidestepped all the controversy and made a truly courageous action by enforcing a completely new law to regulate ICO and cryptocurrencies.
admin - August 7, 2018
The Association of Thai Securities Companies (ASCO)- the collective body representing Thailand’s securities firms - is reported that they are applying for an operating license together with the Securities and...
admin - August 7, 2018
On July, Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission has officially released the new legal framework for ICO, scheduled to come into effect on July 2018.
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