Hong Kong's crypto competitiveness challenge

The US SEC has approved applications for Ether ETFs, neutralising Hong Kong’s brief regulatory advantage, prompting the financial hub to seek new strategies as 11 exchange platforms await regulatory approval.
June 11, 2024

The lessons of FTX and JPEX: buyer beware

Crypto advocates and financial regulators are united in their push for a sensible institutional framework, but consumer advertising, including from influencers, threatens this common objective.
November 07, 2023

All eyes on Worldcoin

As the crypto firm tests digital token viability and personal data boundaries beyond large economies, its ambition to build an international blockchain-backed identification network is attracting global attention.
October 10, 2023

US SEC files lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance

The US regulator’s latest crackdown on crypto exchanges is harmful for those looking to expand in the US, but beneficial for Asian markets looking to become global crypto hubs, observers note.
June 13, 2023

Real world solutions for Hong Kong’s virtual ambitions

Hong Kong’s undertaking for cryptocurrencies challenges Singapore’s endeavours as Asia’s virtual asset hub. But the city’s new enthusiasm comes amid contagion worries surrounding the collapse of trading platform FTX, which galvanises traditional regulatory support for new digital money.
March 28, 2023

The peculiar realm of the metaverse

The metaverse is challenging user perception of materiality, digitalising elements of the physical realm and unlocking new economic values. Companies and policymakers are each fighting to establish ground rules across it, but so far its exact definition remains obscure.
October 03, 2022

Singapore firm broadens blockchain capabilities

ChainUp has announced the appointment of former Singapore prime minister and MAS chairman, Goh Chok Tong to its board, the completion of its acquisition of Bedrock Trust Pte, and further strategic expansion through partnerships.
October 03, 2022