Monetary Authority of Singapore Warns Against Crypto Investment Scams

News, Regulation | January 31, 2019 By:

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, has warned its citizens against fraudulent websites that solicit investments in cryptocurrencies.

In a statement, the MAS cautioned members of the public not to be misled by bogus websites that are soliciting cryptocurrency investments using fabricated information attributed to the Singapore government.


Bank of Thailand Completes First Phase Of Wholesale Cryptocurrency Project

Blockchain, News | January 31, 2019 By:

The Bank of Thailand (BOT), the country’s central bank, has published a report on the outcome and findings of the first phase of its wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project.

The wholesale CBDC initiative, called Project Inthanon, explores the potential in using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enhance Thailand’s financial infrastructure and to encourage collaborative learning among involved parties.


Japan’s Chat Giant Line, Investment Banking Giant Nomura Partner On Blockchain

Announcements, News | January 31, 2019 By:

Japan-based social messaging platform Line have executed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with local financial holding company Nomura to form a financial business alliance focused on blockchain technology.

Nomura, Japan’s biggest brokerage and investment banking group, announced that the formal contract with Line will be signed by the end of March 2019.


Professional Fintech Course Offered By Georgetown University

Blockchain, Education | January 31, 2019 By:

FinTech Consortium, an incubator that aims to further the development and acceleration of the FinTech ecosystems, has partnered with Georgetown University to launch a development program in FinTech.

The program, a three-month online, interactive course, is specifically designed for professionals with at least two years of experience in financial services or technology.