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ICC and Blockchain Firms Agree on $40B Funding for Climate Projects

News The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has partnered with a Singapore government-backed blockchain startup to reduce carbon emissions in commercial aviation. In a press release on Dec. 10, the ICC said that a partnership with Perlin and blockchain-based carbon offset exchange AirCarbon ..

Wall Street Veterans Launch Phemex: Crypto Derivatives Platform in Singapore

Phemex — a new crypto derivatives trading company launched in Singapore is looking to bring institutional-grade derivatives trading to the crypto space. Led by a team with a vast Wall Street trading experience, Phemex joins an expanding pool of crypto derivative brokers establishing a presence in Si..

Former Morgan Stanley Developers Launch Crypto Derivatives Exchange

News Eight former core developers from financial services company Morgan Stanley have launched Phemex, a new cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, in Singapore. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 4, the former Morgan Stanley developers claim the platform is ten times faste..

Singaporean Gov’t Blockchain Platform Facilitates $15.7 Million in Fundraising

News The Singaporean government-backed blockchain platform Tribe has helped raise another $15.7 million for participating companies through its ecosystem. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 2, Tribe Accelerator revealed that a total of $28 million had been raised to date to suppo..

Bitmain-Backed Cryptocurrency Startup Matrixport to Open Zurich Office

News Matrixport, a Singapore-based crypto startup launched by former Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu, will expand its services from Asia to Europe through its new Zurich office. Registered under the name of Chaintech in Switzerland, Matrixport will begin offering its trading, lending and custody services in ..

Philippines and BCB Blockchain to Work Together on Smart Cities

News Singapore-based blockchain firm BCB Blockchain has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a branch of the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to support the development of local smart cities. Per a Nov. 23 press release, BCB Blockchain contributed $300,000 to support..

Tezos Partners With Singapore Gov’t Blockchain Platform for Training Program

News Tezos has partnered with Singapore government-backed blockchain platform Tribe to jointly launch a training program for developers on the Tezos blockchain. According to a Nov. 21 blog post, Tezos’s non-profit arm Tezos Southeast Asia (TSA), which is dedicated to promoting Tezos in the region,..

ICE Officially Confirms Dec. 9 Launch of Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures

News The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s Bakkt platform has officially confirmed its forthcoming launch of a cash-settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures contract. In a news release published Nov. 22, ICE — the operator of 23 leading global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange — revealed that ..

Singapore: Crypto Derivatives Set to Come Under Regulatory Oversight

News Singapore's central bank and financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has proposed bringing crypto derivatives trading under its purview. According to a BNN Bloomberg report on Nov. 20, the MAS’ proposal would make the trading of derivatives based on underlying ass..

Here’s What You Missed at BlockShow Asia 2019

BlockShow Couldn’t make it to this year’s BlockShow Asia? Don’t worry. Cointelegraph has you covered with some key highlights of BlockShow Asia 2019 held Nov. 14-15 in Singapore. Cointelegraph moderated the first crypto media gathering as BlockShow hosted well-known personalities from the cryptoc..

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