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Blockchain, A Solution to Data Protection

The world is all abuzz with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This is a data analytics firm which is said to have surreptitiously obtained personal information of more than 50 million Facebook users. As unsettling as it is, the issue has become a wake-up call for many users, including those in Asia. There now around 499 […]

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Binance will skip North America

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, intends to be present in all continents except North America. Speaking to a packed room at Consensus Singapore, Binance founder and CEO Zhao Changpeng said by this time next year, they hope to have between 5 to 10 fiat exchanges across the globe, with 2 per continent. […]

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PolicyPal’s ICO Jitters

Singapore-based insurance technology venture PolicyPal is facing some headwinds related to its recently completed ICO. Allegations of fraud have emerged regarding the firm’s digital token sale, which had reportedly raised $US20 million last month. An account republished by the publication Coin5S alleges that the firm’s ICO had breached Singapore’s Securities and Futures Act (SFA). But Val Ji-Hsuan […]

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Indonesia Poised for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

As the fourth largest country with more than 250 million people, Indonesia stands out as a potential market for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. At least that is what Zac Cheah, the CEO of Pundi X, believes. “The market value of virtual currencies here is huge,” he says to local media in October last year. Pundi X […]

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The Kraken v NYAG Saga

Kraken’s response to the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) questionnaire is a ballsy one. But was it the right decision? One can see where Kraken is coming from — NYAG’s decision to send such a detailed questionnaire out to be answered in a short period of time seems arbitrary. But then again, if you were a regulator, why should you […]