Crypto Adoption Shifts to Emerging Markets as China, US Drop in Chainalysis Global Rankings

Crypto adoption has increased 23-fold globally over the past year with India, Pakistan and Ukraine driving the surge.

Markets  ·  18 August 2021

Vietnam PM Asks Central Bank to Study, Crypto, Pursue Pilot Implementation: Report

Cashless payments are increasing in Vietnam and the recognition of digital currencies by the central bank would help accelerate this process, an official said.

News  ·  4 July 2021

SBI Ripple Asia Launches Cambodia’s First Cross-Border Remittance Service Using Blockchain

The service uses RippleNet to create a payments corridor between banks in Cambodia and Vietnam.

News  ·  7 May 2021

Hackers Using Monero Mining Malware as Decoy, Warns Microsoft

Crypto-jacking is giving nation-state hackers a decoy for their more malicious attacks, Microsoft cautioned in a report.

News  ·  1 December 2020
Blockchain Technology

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education Adopts Blockchain Record-Keeping

The Vietnamese government has partnered with Singapore-based blockchain platform TomoChain to archive student records on a public blockchain.

News  ·  18 November 2020
Trade Finance

Vietnam’s HDBank Taps Blockchain Network to Streamline Bank Credit for Corporates

The bank has signed on to a blockchain-based trade finance network from Contour with the aim of bringing corporate settlements into the digital realm.

Tech  ·  8 May 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

Vietnam’s Securities Regulator Warns Industry to Avoid Crypto Activities

Vietnam's securities regulator has warned industry companies and funds in the country to avoid activities related to cryptocurrencies.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 July 2018

Vietnam Inches Closer to Suspending Imports of Cryptocurrency Miners

The country's central bank has agreed to a proposed suspension of cryptocurrency miner imports, a local new source reported on Thursday.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 July 2018

Vietnam Investigates ICO Fraud After $660 Million in Losses Reported

A team that conducted two token sales involving thousands of investors has gone dark.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 April 2018

Vietnam’s Central Bank Announces Ban on Bitcoin Payments

The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a statement banning the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in payments from Jan. 1, 2018.

Policy & regulation  ·  31 October 2017

Vietnam Is Preparing to Legally Recognize Bitcoin

Vietnam's prime minister has approved a plan that could see the country formally recognize bitcoin as a form of payment, reports say.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 August 2017

OneCoin ‘License’ is a Fake, Says Vietnamese Government

OneCoin doesn't have a license to operate in Vietnam despite claims to the contrary, the government said this week.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 June 2017

Check Out This Crazy Trailer for a Vietnamese Bitcoin Action Movie

A flashy “action comedy” debuting next year in Vietnam uses bitcoin as a plot element amid a story of international intrigue and crime.

Business  ·  2 December 2015

The Giant Awakens: Asia’s Top Bitcoin Stories in 2014

From rumoured bans to booms, 2014 was big for bitcoin in Asia. Here is a review of the stories that made the biggest splashes, for better or worse.

Business  ·  31 December 2014