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TECH 30 Sep 2018 | 11:00 PM

The need to self-regulate blockchain

Instead of waiting for the ­government to impose ­regulations on blockchain usage, players in the industry should start a ­conversation on self-regulation, said the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA).

Corporate News 04 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Conference on blockchain potential

PETALING JAYA: A two-day conference focusing on the potential of blockchain technology in South-East Asia will be held in Kuala Lumpur this month.

Business 10 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Decentral, Gowling WLG enter into strategic blockchain alliance

KUALA LUMPUR: Decentral Inc, a Canada-based blockchain company, and Gowling WLG have announced a strategic alliance to optimise commercial and legal applications of blockchain technology.

Banking 23 Aug 2018 | 5:20 AM

World Bank launches world-first blockchain bond

SYDNEY: The World Bank has priced the world's first public bond created and managed using only blockchain in a A$100 million ($73.16 million) deal designed to test how the technology might improve decades-old bond sales practices.

Business 24 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Blockchain dreamers will have a rude awakening in 2017

LONDON: The finance world’s attempt to build a white-collar version of blockchain – the shared-ledger technology that underpins rebellious virtual currencies such as bitcoin – has generated Silicon Valley quantities of buzz. There hasn’t been much genuine risk-taking, though, nor have we seen much of a result.

Business 05 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Commerzbank joins trade finance blockchain

NEW YORK: Commerzbank AG, Bank of Montreal, Erste Group Bank AG and CaixaBank SA have joined an initiative launched by UBS Group AG and IBM Corp aimed at building blockchain-based technology to support trade finance transactions.

Corporate News 19 Sep 2018 | 10:49 PM

Banks, traders launch first commodities blockchain platform

LONDON: Global banks and trading firms are launching the first blockchain-based platform for financing the trading of commodities from oil to wheat, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Cryptocurrency 17 Jul 2018 | 4:42 AM

Hong Kong regulator, banks launch blockchain-based trade finance platform

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's banking regulator and seven banks, including HSBC Holdings PLC and Standard Chartered PLC , on Tuesday said they will jointly launch a trade finance platform in September using blockchain technology.

Technology 10 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Open Mineral plans blockchain consortium

LONDON: Online metal concentrates exchange Open Mineral is seeking to build a consortium of mining companies and financial institutions to create a blockchain system for minerals trading and logistics.

Cryptocurrency 04 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Solar firm TGI latest to tap blockchain craze

NEW YORK: A little-known New Jersey firm that, as recently as 2011, specialised in renewable energy projects just became the latest to join the blockchain and cryptocurrency craze.