Thai Stellar-Based Startup Lightnet Raises $31M to Replace SWIFT

Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet raised $31.2 million in a Series A funding round led by major financial conglomerates in South East Asia. Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet has raised $31.2 million to boost cross-border payments in Southeast Asian countries. The Bangkok-headquartered firm has completed a Series A funding round led by major financial conglomerates […]

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How Blockchain Can Improve Globalization

Blockchain technology can help to improve globalization by enabling transparency as well as the faster movement of goods and services. The birth of blockchain technology and its quick adaptation have left many people stunned, with famous CEOs, investors, entrepreneurs and financial experts often talking about how it will change the way we go about our […]

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Chinese Forex Regulator SAFE Expands Blockchain Cross-Border Pilot

Chinese regulator State Administration of Foreign Exchange expanded its blockchain cross-border financing pilot program. Chinese regulator State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) expanded its blockchain cross-border financing pilot program. Local news outlet GlobalTimes reported on Nov. 11 that the system now covers 19 provinces and cities, up from nine. The development is unsurprising given that […]

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Singapore’s MAS, JPMorgan Unveil Multi-Currency Blockchain Prototype

Singapore’s central bank and state investment firm have created a prototype multi-currency blockchain-based payments network together with JPMorgan. Singapore’s central bank and state investment firm have created a prototype multi-currency blockchain-based payments network together with JPMorgan. A Nov. 11 report from The Business Times indicates that the prototype is designed to enable payments denominated in […]

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