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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency

= crypto news=
~ bitcoin & beyond ~

~ November 2018 ~

A brief collection of bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related news,
primarily drawn from South & Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand, but also featuring global items with obvious relevance to the broad crypto space.

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  • New York Department of Financial Services approves license for Coinsource Bitcoin ATMs   //   read it here
  • Asia: The new frontier in bitcoin and cryptocurrency’s next stage   //   read it here
  • IMF MD believes nations need to consider a central bank-backed cryptocurrency   //   read it here
  • Marshall Islands’ presidency tested by cryptocurrency and China influence   //   read it here
  • Can cryptocurrency-linked credit cards bridge two financial realms?   //   read it here
  • Ledger cryptocurrency wallet maker to expand support for stablecoins, aiming for over 100 by end of 2019   //   read it here
  • International Monetary Fund and World Bank release fintech guide for policymakers, the Bali Fintech Agenda   //   read it here
  • An intro to pocket money apps, bringing the piggy bank into a cashless world   //   read it here
  • A deep dive on Amazon’s full-spectrum moves into financial services   //   read it here
  • The 25 most innovative fintech startups in the world, according to KPMG   //   read it here
  • An intro to QFPay, helping small businesses accept payments from any type of mobile wallet in Asia   //   read it here
  • Australia: Perlin aimes to turn idle PC power into income via decentralized cloud solution   //   read it here
  • New York Department of Financial Services approves license for Coinsource Bitcoin ATMs   //   read it here
  • Asia: The new frontier in bitcoin and cryptocurrency’s next stage   //   read it here
  • People’s Bank of China central bank set to clamp down on airdrops, the free distribution of cryptocurrency tokens   //   read it here
  • Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallet provider expands into SE Asia with opening of Hong Kong office   //   read it here
  • Japan: Remixpoint reportedly to enable crypto payments for limousine service between 2 major airports   //   read it here
  • New Zealand: Callaghan Innovation, gov’t innovation arm, backs Vimba cryptocurrency savings and trading platform for $330K   //   read it here
  • Singapore: KuCoin crypto platform secures $20M on daily trade volume of $24M   //   read it here
  • Marshall Islands’ presidency tested by cryptocurrency and China influence   //   read it here
  • Hong Kong SFC sets new regulatory approach for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets   //   read it here
  • Australia: Mastercard opens Global Tech Hub in Sydney, its first in the southern hemisphere   //   read it here
  • Bangladesh: ShopUp ‘lendtech’ startup secures $1.62M from impact investment firm Omidyar   //   read it here
  • Industrial-Scale adoption of Blockchain tech is likely inside 2 years, says CEO of Russia’s Sberbank   //   read it here
  • Cambodia: Clik fintech startup raises $2M with payment gateway and aggregation   //   read it here
  • China: Ping An Insurance Group to deploy additional $100M from Ping An Global Voyager Fund, its first overseas $1BN fund, by year-end   //   read it here
  • Can cryptocurrency-linked credit cards bridge two financial realms?   //   read it here
  • Ledger cryptocurrency wallet maker to expand support for stablecoins, aiming for over 100 by end of 2019   //   read it here
  • India: ICICI Bank to make short-term digital credit available to younger customers selected by AI and analytics   //   read it here
  • Indonesia: AwanTunai startup secures $4.3M with broad-reach point-of-sale financing   //   read it here
  • Razer gaming hardware company partners NETS Group to launch Razer Pay payment services in Singapore in Q1 2019   //   read it here
  • VISA Everywhere Initiative preps for Singapore-focused launch   //   read it here
  • Singapore: AND Global fintech startup lands $2.8M with sights on Myanmar and Philippines entry   //   read it here
  • South Korea: PeopleFund fintech startup secures $11M   //   read it here
  • Sri Lanka: DirectPay mobile payments platform takes win at Seedstars Colombo 2018   //   read it here

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