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First US-regulated token sale raises $23 million

Blockchain outfit Blockstack has raised $23 million in a Securities and Exchange Commission-approved token sale, the first time an ICO has been approved by the regulator.

In June, the Commission granted the decentralised app platform permission to sell its tokens under Regulation A+ — an exemption that allows smaller companies to raise up to $50 million from the public and not just accredited investors. Compared to traditional IPOs, Regulation A+ offerings have lenient disclosure requirements.


Collaboration with young generation key to virtual bank success, says ZhongAn International’s Ken Lo
Ahead of his appearance at Cloud Expo Asia Hong Kong in May, founding member of ZhongAn subsidiary says new virtual bank will ‘sit down with and listen to users to make a bank for them’ Digital insurer ZhongAn Online could launch its first virtual banking services in Hong Kong in just six months’ time, ZhongAn... Read More

The technology enabling the universal delivery of financial services
The FSI sector; banks, insurance companies and securities market makers are being profoundly affected by what is now seamless machine to machine communication. Michael Mudd, managing partner at Asia Policy Partners LLC examines how the financial services sector may become more robust and how regulators may approach these fundamental changes today, tomorrow and in the... Read More

Hundreds of Singapore government credentials ‘up for sale on dark web’

Russian cybersecurity specialists have discovered that cybercriminals have escalated their attacks in Asia with Singapore increasingly their victim of choice Speaking at Money20/20 Asia yesterday, experts from Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB revealed that over the course of 2017 and 2018 it discovered hundreds of government ID credentials from Singaporean government agencies and educational institutions for… Read More


IBM’s global blockchain payment network goes live

The blockchain-based network will settle cross-border payments using Stellar Lumens (XLM) and the US dollar stable coin IBM has announced that its global payments network IBM Blockchain World Wire is now in limited production. The announcement was made at financial services and FinTech conference Money20/20 Asia. IBM Blockchain World Wire is a real-time global payments… Read More



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