Singapore Bank Giant OCBC Joins JPMorgan’s Blockchain Network

OCBC has become the first Singapore-based bank to join JPMorgan Chase’s interbank blockchain network. OCBC has become the first Singapore-based bank to join JPMorgan Chase’s interbank blockchain network. According to a Business Times Singapore report on Sept. 20, a total of 134 banks from the Asia-Pacific region are now participants in JPMorgan’s blockchain-powered interbank information network […]

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Korea: Opposition Party Boasts Pro-Crypto Policy in Contrast to Gov’t

South Korea’s main opposition party, the Liberty Korea Party, is poised to unveil its pro-innovation policy for cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. South Korea’s main opposition party, the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), is poised to unveil its policy for cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. As Cointelegraph Korea reported on Sept. 19, the LKP’s stance appears to be […]

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Japanese Messaging Giant Line Rolls Out Crypto Trading Platform Bitmax

Following FSA approval, Line launches its crypto exchange Bitmax, offering trading of 5 major cryptocurrencies. Japanese messaging giant Line launched its new crypto trading platform Bitmax on Sept. 17, Cointelegraph Japan reports. FSA approval received Following regulatory approval to operate a crypto exchange in early September, Line’s blockchain arm LVC Corporation officially introduced its newly […]

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Crypto News From Asia: Sept. 9–15

From Cointelegraph Japan: This week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain news. In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, government and industry officials secured important appointments, while new data shows the popularity of cryptocurrencies and their favored uses in Japan and China.  Expert: Bitcoin is most commonly used for remittances in China On […]

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Crypto and Blockchain Adoption Grows: 5 Important Developments Sept. 2–8

Adoption is critical for the success of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. Here are five examples of developments that could spur adoption from last week. Analysts have long predicted that the increased participation of governments and institutional players in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space shows how the respective industries are maturing. The founder of crypto […]

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World’s ‘First’ Blockchain Smartphone to Become Available in New Market

Finney, the blockchain smartphone developed by Switzerland-based Sirin Labs, will soon become available in Bangladesh. Finney, the world’s purportedly first blockchain-enabled smartphone, will soon be available for purchase in Bangladesh. According to a report by local newspaper The Daily Star on Sept. 9, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission approved the phone for import in August […]

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