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TECH 16 Jan 2017 | 1:30 AM

Sci-fi tech set for 2017

Technology that lets you merge the digital world with the real one is just one of many that could become a reality this year.

TECH 11 Jan 2017 | 10:00 PM

Anti-establishment wave to help push blockchain into real world in 2017

A wave of anti-establishment sentiment sweeping the Western world is likely to help push blockchain out of cyberspace and into the real world in 2017.

TECH 11 Jan 2017 | 5:50 AM

Bitstamp adds Ripple currency XRP to trading platform

One of the leading European-based bitcoin exchanges is adding another virtual currency to the bitcoins already traded on its platform.

Analyst Reports 11 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

In the wrong hands, fintech can be abused

LAST month, I wrote a commentary entitled “Beware the fintech fraudsters”.

TECH 10 Jan 2017 | 10:00 PM

Blockchain, cognitive computing and cloud to shape future of finance

Blockchain, cognitive computing and cloud are some of the technologies that will shape the finance industry the most in the digital age, banking and technology chief executives told a financial conference.

TECH 06 Jan 2017 | 2:03 AM

Bitcoin plunges as much as 20% as Chinese yuan soars

A dramatic rally in digital currency bitcoin came to a spectacular end on Thursday with a plunge of up to 20% as China's yuan rose sharply.

Letters 23 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Fillip for fintech firms to forge ahead in digital era


TECH 22 Dec 2016 | 6:00 AM

State Street tests blockchain system for securities lending

State Street Corp has tested a blockchain system that it hopes can be used to streamline the securities lending process as the financial industry accelerates efforts to adopt the emerging technology.

TECH 20 Dec 2016 | 8:24 AM

Digital currency sales take off, but with no regulation questions abound

A small, but rapidly growing number of digital technology startups is raising cash by creating and selling their own currencies in offerings that bypass banks or venture capital firms as intermediaries and are outside the reach of financial regulators.

Business 08 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

It’s the blockchain not the bitcoin

MANY of us have heard of bitcoin. And many must be wondering if it’s the new currency of the future and that it makes a good investment bet, especially in times when other more “normal” currencies are volatile and our own ringgit seems to be depreciating. But then is bitcoin really legal? In many countries, Malaysia included, bitcoins are not accepted as a fiat currency.