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Huobi Lira Onramp to Enable Crypto Trading for Turkish Users

News Singapore-based crypto exchange Huobi will launch a fiat gateway for the Turkish lira in late 2019. Huobi’s fiat onramp for lira will be the first fiat gateway launched by a global exchange, Huobi Global claimed during the opening event at the Eurasia Blockchain Summit on Oct. 18. During the ..

Major Singapore Bank Completes First DLT Trade Financing Transaction

News A Singaporean banking branch of CIMB Group, one of the largest Asian investment banks, has completed its first blockchain-based trade financing transaction. The transaction was processed using a blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by local trade financing firm iTrust Tr..

Blockchain and the Classroom — How DLT Can Improve Education

Analysis Blockchain technology has proven to be a catalyst of change across a wide variety of industries in the years since Bitcoin’s (BTC) inception in 2009. The subsequent creation of various blockchain projects and alternate cryptocurrencies has shown that blockchain technology can provide inno..

Singapore Shipping Association to Deploy Blockchain for Ship Registration

News The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and blockchain firm Perlin are jointly working on an e-registry for the ship registration and renewal process. Running on self-executing smart contractsThe International E-Registry of Ships (IERS) system is ..

Revolut Partners with Visa to Expand Into North, South America and Asia

News United Kingdom-based digital banking app Revolut announced a major partnership with Visa to expand its services globally across 24 new markets, including North America. According to a Sept. 30 press release, this will bring 56 markets worldwide in total into Revolut’s reach. North, Latin Amer..

New Study Reveals Countries With Most Registered Crypto Exchanges

News The United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore have the largest number of registered digital currency exchanges, according to data from Bitfury’s blockchain analytics platform Crystal. Crystal published its “Report on International Bitcoin Flows 2013–2019” on Sept. 9, in which..

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..

Switzerland’s First Licensed Crypto Bank Is Eyeing Singapore Next

News Sygnum is in talks with local regulators to seal a banking license in Singapore, Bloomberg reported on Aug. 28. The cryptocurrency firm has only just been issued a conditional banking and securities dealer license in Switzerland — and now aims to become a fully regulated bank on the island na..

Report: Rwandan Central Bank Looks to Issue Official Digital Currency

News Rwanda’s central bank, the National Bank of Rwanda, is researching how to offer an official digital currency. BNN Bloomberg reported the news on Aug. 22. The central bank is interested in offering digital currency as a means to increase transaction efficiency and foster economic growth, per t..

Crypto Payment Firm Everex Obtains License From New Jersey Regulators

News Stablecoin-based settlement platform Everex has obtained a full Money Transmitter License from a New Jersey regulator, allowing the company to test services in the United States. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 19, Everex revealed that the New Jersey Department of Banking..

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