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No Rush to Pass Fintech Laws: Philippine Senator Grace Poe

News Philippine Senator Grace Poe said that local lawmakers should not be in a hurry to pass financial technology (fintech) regulation. Local news outlet Rappler reported on Sept. 23 that Poe made her remarks after a hearing by the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies. ..

All 7-Eleven Stores Across the Philippines Now Sell Bitcoin

News Cryptocurrency investment app Abra starts selling crypto for cash in all 7-Eleven stores across the Philippines with a new partnership with payment processor ECPay. Crypto in 6,000 outlets in the PhilippinesAbra announced on Sept. 18 that the partnership will bring crypto to 6,000 retail outl..

Report: Philippine Police Raid Alleged Cryptocurrency Scam, Arrest 277

News Philippine police have reportedly raided the offices of an alleged cryptocurrency scam that was targeting investors in China. According to a Sept. 15 report by local news outlet Inquirer.net, agents from the Bureau of Immigration, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the National P..

Philippine Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Releases Own Cryptocurrency

News Philippine boxing champion and celebrity Manny Pacquiao has launched his own cryptocurrency. On Sept. 1, the South China Morning Post reported that the Filipino boxer turned politician and singer launched his own token with the financial support of private investors such as ex-Liverpool and E..

Philippines Increasingly Crypto Friendly – A Look at Driving Forces

There are many reasons why the Philippines is becoming increasingly crypto-friendly. Not only has its central bank registered more crypto exchanges recently, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has also been actively finalizing crypto guidelines. The country has an active crypto community, an..

Unionbank of the Philippines: Launches Peso-Backed Cryptocurrency

Unionbank of the Philippines recently continued its sortie into the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, electing to launch a digital asset that is aiming to achieve “stablecoin” status. While it is unlikely that the project, dubbed PHX, emulates the decentralized nature of Bitcoin and other grassr..

Philippines’ UnionBank Launches Payments-Focused Stablecoin

News In a bid to drive greater financial inclusion, Philippines-based UnionBank has launched a payments-focused stablecoin pegged to the Philippine peso. A report from PhilStar Global on July 26 revealed that the new, bank-backed cryptocurrency — dubbed PHX — is being implemented on UnionBank’s i2..

Philippines-Based UnionBank Completes Blockchain Remittances Pilot

News The Philippines-based UnionBank has successfully completed a pilot of a blockchain-based cross-border remittance from the Philippines to Singapore, according to a press release published on July 23. The pilot is the result of a partnership between UnionBank and Singapore-based OCBC Bank, wher..

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