HSBC Bangladesh uses blockchain to import 20,000 tons of fuel oil from Singapore

HSBC Bangladesh has completed the country’s first blockchain-powered cross-border trade settled using a letter of credit. The Bangladesh branch of global banking firm HSBC has conducted the country’s first blockchain-based letter of credit (LC) transaction on the Contour DLT platform. The transaction was used to settle the importation of 20,000 tonnes of fuel oil from […]

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Australia’s first crypto-friendly IPO will accept Tether

An Aussie company operating an aquaculture farm in Malaysia is conducting the first initial public offering to accept crypto assets in Australia. Australia’s crypto-friendly capital raising platform Stax has announced its client West Coast Aquaculture Group (WCA) will be conducting the country’s first initial public offering that accepts virtual currency as payment. Investors participating in […]

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Malaysian Securities Commission issues revised digital asset guidelines

Regulation for initial exchange offerings and digital asset custodians comes into force today. The Securities Commission Malaysia has issued revised guidelines governing digital assets, effective as of Oct. 28. These are intended to regulate initial exchange offerings, or IEOs, and digital asset custodians. According to the SCM, the rules aim to promote “responsible innovation in the […]

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South Korean gov’t doesn’t know who will protect crypto exchanges from Kim Jong-Un’s hackers

Can anyone hold North Korea responsible for its attacks on the crypto industry? There has been a hot political debate underway on who should take responsibility for countering North Korean hacks targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges. Recently, South Korea’s financial watchdog made it clear that they do not see this issue as any of their […]

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