Fintech and Blockchain Insights

Hashdemy featured on The Straits Times, 1 December 2020

SP Pace Academy's SGUnited skills programme is grooming FinTech Talent during Covid-19...

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Parliament passes Bill to tighten regulations on virtual payment service providers dealing with cryptocurrency

Any entity that facilitates the transmission, exchange or storage of digital payment tokens (DPT) - otherwise known as cryptocurrencies - will now have to be licensed following enhancements to the Payment Services Act, which was passed on Monday (Jan 4)...

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SGX, Temasek JV partners Covalent Capital for end-to-end Digital Infrastructure

MARKETNODE, the joint venture between Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek announced last week, has entered into a partnership with fixed income issuance and data company, Covalent Capital...

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Blockchain firm Ripple to end partnership with MoneyGram

Blockchain payment firm Ripple will end partnership with money transfer services company MoneyGram International Inc, the companies said on Monday...

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More Singapore FinTech Firms looking to hire local talent

More FinTech firms are looking to hire local talent as compared with last year. The survey of staff in the sector found found 28 per cent expect their companies to hire mostly local workers...

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Fintech sector to grow in Singapore, offer more job Opportunities

There are many possibilities and new opportunities for the financial technology sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which will also generate jobs here, said Labour Chief Ng Chee Meng on Tuesday (Nov 3)...

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Beijing teams up with tech giants for e-RMB

The People’s Bank of China has integrated Tencent and Alibaba  specifically, their WeChat Pay and AliPay services as well as their newly established WeBank and MYBank  into its beta digital yuan system being trialed in cities from Suzhou to Shenzhen....

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Malaysia, Singapore use blockchain technology for COVID-19 vaccination certificates

Digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in Malaysia and Singapore are secured by blockchain technology and come with a traceability feature that tells the exact batch of the vaccine vial used for inoculation...

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More than 12,000 jobs available in S'pore's ICT sector

More than 12,000 jobs are on offer in the infocomm technology (ICT) sector, with the bulk of them - about 95 per cent for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs)...

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Canadian Regulator clears launch of World's first bitcoin ETF

Canada's main securities regulator has cleared the launch of the world's first bitcoin exchange traded fund, an investment manager said on Friday, providing investors greater access to the cryptocurrency that has sparked an explosion in trading interest...

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Morgan Stanley May Bet on Bitcoin in $150 Billion Investment Arm

A $150 billion Morgan Stanley investing arm known for its prowess in picking growth stocks is considering adding Bitcoin to its list of possible bets...

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Corda to launch on China’s Blockchain-based Service Network

Today Red Date Technology, the key developer of China’s Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), said it had inked a deal with R3 to deploy the enterprise blockchain Corda on the BSN network...

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