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Explainer: Central bank digital currencies: Moving towards reality? (thestar.com) 01/23/2020 - 6:01pm
As Facebook's efforts to launch its Libra cryptocurrency pour fuel onto debates over who will control money in the future, major economies have started to examine how so-called central bank digital ...
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BIS: More central banks look to issue own digital currencies (thestar.com) 01/23/2020 - 5:34pm
CBDCs are traditional money, but in digital form, issued and governed by a country's central bank. By contrast, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are produced by solving complex maths puzzles, and ...
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Former Bank of Japan exec: Facebook spurred central banks to study digital currencies (thestar.com) 01/21/2020 - 8:22pm
TOKYO: The challenge posed by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency likely prodded major central banks to set up a new group to study the potential for issuing their own digital currencies, a former Bank of ...
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Japanese firms up investments in advanced technologies in Vietnam (thestar.com) 01/21/2020 - 6:48pm
Citing other examples of increased Japanese investment in Vietnam, Shinji said: “Sumitomo Corporation is working on doing the same in Hanoi, with plans to introduce 5G as well as face-recognition ...
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Local business folk welcome multiple-entry visas to China (thestar.com) 01/20/2020 - 11:10am
Businessman Daryl Chong, who frequents China for his cryptocurrency business, said he will utilise the opportunity to renew his visa. However, he said the requirement to submit documents related to ...
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Poser on Malaysia’s new fundraising option (thestar.com) 01/19/2020 - 11:39am
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s decision to allow businesses to raise cash through blockchain technology some two years after the boom and bust of the scam-riddled initial coin offerings (ICOs) has sparked ...
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Crypto terrorism funding Is growing more sophisticated (thestar.com) 01/18/2020 - 2:15am
In 2019, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (AQB), the military wing of Hamas and a designated terrorist organization, collected money through a website that generated a new Bitcoin address for every ...
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Teen charged after hackers target Toronto cybersecurity experts in $50-million scam (thestar.com) 01/16/2020 - 8:34am
A Montreal teen faces four criminal charges after an international team of hackers unsuccessfully targeted a pair of Toronto cybersecurity experts in a $50-million cryptocurrency scam. “We can confirm ...
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Electrocuted and beaten: S'porean kidnapped in Thailand recounts his painful ordeal (thestar.com) 01/14/2020 - 11:31am
"I didn't know where we were going. I trusted him completely. We were on a trip together before," said Cheng, a former blockchain adviser with Singapore fintech company X Infinity. He said he met Lee ...
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Bitcoin rises to November high (thestar.com) 01/13/2020 - 8:03pm
HONG KONG: Bitcoin climbed to its highest since November as the debut trade of options linked to the digital currency boosted sentiment. The world’s largest digital coin rose as much as 5.5% to just ...
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Vietnam government drafts decree to protect personal data (thestar.com) 01/13/2020 - 3:58pm
The ministry said that new services using personal information, such as online payments, e-commerce, games, cryptocurrency trading and multi-level businesses, have raised issues related to national ...
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Higher volatility for govt bonds due to uncertainties (thestar.com) 01/11/2020 - 9:05pm
As a result, some people decide to take the initiative and inspire society to act. One of the most famous examples is the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Unfortunately, even his ...
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Vortex banking on tech for a turnaround (thestar.com) 01/05/2020 - 10:54am
“The licence will allow us to conduct our digital assets exchange business, which will be known as THDEX. “We have assembled a team of blockchain management team and specialists for this business and ...
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Technology trends in 2020 (thestar.com) 01/05/2020 - 10:04am
Crypto in the news With the looming “halving” of Bitcoin in 2020, investors believe that the price of the cryptocurrency will rise exponentially by the end of the year. According to Bloomberg, halving ...
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Online investment scam busted (thestar.com) 01/01/2020 - 10:35am
“The suspects were detained as they are believed to be running an investment scam. “At the time of the raids, the computer monitors were showing various investment schemes, including forex and ...
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SMAC in the DARQ: five trends shaping tech in 2020 (thestar.com) 12/30/2019 - 2:04pm
In 2020, will the wow factor return to consumer hardware? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against Big Tech's tax-avoiding practices? Here's a look at five ...
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Opinion: Say goodbye to banking as we know It (thestar.com) 12/29/2019 - 5:09pm
Little is known about the digital yuan except that it’s been in the works for five years and Beijing is nearly ready to roll. The consensus is that the token will be a private blockchain, a ...
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Bitcoin’s purported creator says fortune may remain locked (thestar.com) 12/29/2019 - 5:05pm
The man who claims he invented the world’s largest cryptocurrency and was ordered by a judge to surrender about US$3bil (RM12.3bil) of his Bitcoin holdings said he may not be able to do so anytime ...
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Paving the way with new solutions (thestar.com) 12/29/2019 - 11:32am
“I see a fruitful partnership between P&G and Mimos involving Industry Revolution 4.0 technologies, such as big data, blockchain and the Internet of Things, in developing the Oil Palm Data Warehouse ...
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Disruptive decade: Ten things the teen years brought world markets (thestar.com) 12/25/2019 - 11:34am
LONDON: The 21st century's teen years, bookended by a financial crisis at the start and the fintech revolution at the end, were a decade of disruption. From negative borrowing costs to bitcoin, here ...
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Regulator: China to expand blockchain pilot, study FX reforms for cryptocurrency (thestar.com) 12/24/2019 - 10:02am
SHANGHAI: China will expand the scope of its blockchain cross-border financing pilot platform, a senior official at the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Dec 24. Lu Lei, deputy head of the ...
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Dr M welcomes cryptocurrency - The Star Online (thestar.com) 12/19/2019 - 6:16pm
Dr M welcomes cryptocurrency The Star Online
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Dr M welcomes proposal to have unified currency for Muslim nations (thestar.com) 12/18/2019 - 10:34pm
“With new blockchain technology, we would be able to introduce a unified cryptocurrency to Muslim states with the cooperation of our central banks. “In the past, Dr Mahathir had wanted to introduce ...
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Blockchain given vote of confidence in China (thestar.com) 12/17/2019 - 9:39pm
China’s blockchain market is becoming more attractive than ever to foreign investors, with the industry receiving a significant boost from the central government. Although China has implemented ...
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Chinese crypto scam unwind suggests Bitcoin risks extending drop (thestar.com) 12/16/2019 - 3:29pm
BEIJING (ANN): Bitcoin may have a tough time getting out from under the fallout from one of the biggest cryptocurrency scams ever, according to researcher Chainalysis. The largest cryptocurrency is ...
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Lawyers for QuadrigaCX clients request exhumation of late founder’s remains (thestar.com) 12/14/2019 - 5:13am
HALIFAX - Lawyers for clients who lost millions in the bankruptcy of the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange have formally asked the RCMP to exhume the remains of the firm’s founder. In a letter posted ...
bing.com, Cryptocurrency, Exchange, thestar.com
PitchIn accepts Bitcoin, in addition to fiat currency, for ECF campaigns (thestar.com) 12/09/2019 - 9:35pm
Equity crowdfunding (ECF) operator PitchIn is now accepting Bitcoin and NEM tokens for fundraising campaigns on its platform. The operator obtained approval from the Securities Commission to accept ...
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FBI: No link found between cyberattack and Navy base attack (thestar.com) 12/09/2019 - 5:50pm
City officials refused to pay demands for $US76,000 (RM316,000) in Bitcoin. During the summer, two Florida cities – Riviera Beach and Lake City – paid hackers more than US$1mil (RM4.1mil) combined ...
bing.com, Bitcoin, Hackers, Spy Grid, thestar.com, United States
The 5G rollout should quicken next year as more countries install base stations and networking equipment (thestar.com) 12/08/2019 - 7:10pm
In 2020, will the wow factor return to consumer hardware? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against Big Tech's privacy-busting, tax-avoiding practices? Let's ...
bing.com, Blockchain, thestar.com, Unify
The plan to turn your car into a virtual ATM (thestar.com) 12/08/2019 - 5:48pm
The first blockchain – a public ledger – was created to track Bitcoin transactions, and the technology has since been adopted far beyond the realm of cryptocurrencies for everything from enabling ...
Altcoins, ATM, bing.com, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ledger, Ledger, thestar.com
Can Innisfil, a rural town without its own bus service, build a transit-centred city of the future? (thestar.com) 12/07/2019 - 11:10pm
Also in the technology vein, the city launched a cryptocurrency system this spring in which residents can use bitcoins to pay their property taxes. A third-party operation converts the bitcoin into ...
bing.com, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, thestar.com
‘Bart Simpson pattern’ sees Bitcoin spike, drop time and again (thestar.com) 12/04/2019 - 7:34pm
Bitcoin dropped then spiked and dropped again in Wednesday morning trading. The pattern looked familiar to fans of America’s favourite lemon-toned television family. "We joked about it – it was the ...
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French central bank to launch tests on digital currency (thestar.com) 12/04/2019 - 1:35pm
He made clear that the central bank will work with "industry innovators from the private sector" to develop the currency. France has led European scepticism about the development of Facebook's planned ...
Banking Cartel, bing.com, Digital Currency, Facebook, France, thestar.com
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