Southeast Asia

Thailand’s SEC Proposes New Rules for Crypto Custodians

Thailand has been significantly increasing its regulation of crypto.

News  ·  25 August 2021

Gemini to Custody Filecoin Fund of Australian Equities Manager to Further Asia Expansion

The fund seeks to raise A$25 million ($18.4 million) over a three-month period, promising clients a 100% FIL return over five years.

News  ·  4 August 2021

Ripple Acquires 40% Stake in Asia Remittance Payments Firm Tranglo

Ripple said its investment in Tranglo is a part of its commitment to enhancing the payments ecosystem in Southeast Asia.

News  ·  30 March 2021

First Insured Bitcoin Fund Opens for Southeast Asian Markets

The fund, based in Labuan, Malaysia, aims to open access to digital assets for Southeast Asian institutional investors.

Markets  ·  9 March 2021

China’s Xi Asks ASEAN Nations to Join in Building of ‘Digital Silk Road’

Xi Jinping pushed for digitally enhanced trade among Southeast Asian nations in a keynote at the China-ASEAN Expo on Friday.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 November 2020

Development Group: Southeast Asian Consumers Too Bullish on Crypto?

Many southeast Asians consumers are interested in establishing or increasing their crypto investments, according to the OECD, but also admit to not really understanding them.

News  ·  12 December 2019

South Africa’s Internet Giant Leads $4 Million Raise for BitX

Multinational bitcoin platform BitX has raised $4m in a round led by South Africa's third largest company, the Naspers Group.

Business  ·  21 July 2015

BitX Expands Bitcoin Buying Service to Indonesia

BitX is expanding into the world's second-fastest growing economy, Indonesia, bringing a fixed-price bitcoin exchange to its 252 million inhabitants.

Business  ·  10 February 2015

Singapore Exchange CoinHako Gets Personal Investment Boost from Tim Draper

Singapore bitcoin exchange and wallet CoinHako has received a personal 'six-figure' investment from Tim Draper after completing Boost VC.

Business  ·  19 December 2014

Bitcoin Firm Enables Remittance Withdrawals at 450 Philippine Bank ATMs

Philippine remittance service now allows users to send funds for collection at a network of bank ATMs.

Business  ·  17 December 2014

Why Bitcoin Remittance Services Should Leave the ‘Bitcoin’ Part Out

Bitcoin remittances can make immigrant workers' lives easier without them even knowing the digital currency is involved.

Markets  ·  7 December 2014

BitX Opens Feature-Rich Bitcoin Exchange in Malaysia

BitX, which aims to bring advanced bitcoin services to emerging markets, has opened its latest exchange in Malaysia.

Business  ·  4 November 2014

Malaysian Taxi Customers Can Now Pay with Bitcoin

Taxi passengers in Malaysia are Asia's first to be able to pay with bitcoin, thanks to matching service Taximonger.

Business  ·  1 November 2014

Vietnam Exchange Adds Bitcoin Wallet with Off-Chain Transactions

Asian exchange Bitcoin Vietnam has added wallet functionality that allows 'off-chain' transactions between users and instant trading functionality.

Business  ·  23 September 2014

Singapore Head Regulator: Digital Currencies ‘Have a Role to Play’ Despite Risks

Singapore's chief regulator says bitcoin companies will be regulated in a way that addresses risks, but doesn't stifle innovation.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 August 2014