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The State Of Cryptocurrencies In India

The Indian Cryptocurrency market has been seeing some interesting times of late. Apart from a surge in cryptocurrency-related scams, the Indian government seems to have had enough of cryptocurrencies in the nation. In April of this year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had barred all RBI regulated bodies from having business relationships with any entities dealing with cryptocurrencies. It…

Analysis – Gold And Blockchain Use In Japan

The Fintech industry is growing in Japan. The country’s relationship with Fintech started to blossom in 2016. In 2014, fintech investments amounted to about 0.4%. This figure doubled in 2015 but the total amount was a mere $142 million. Part of the reason for this slow growth is the fact that Japan is a bank-centric country. It is estimated that…

What’s The Scoop On Cryptocurrencies? – July 2018

After a week of gains, the total cryptocurrency market cap is back to its previous downward trend. Bitcoin prices fell by about $500, a drop that saw Bitcoin prices hover below the $7,000 threshold for the first time since mid-July. News that a major crypto-project backed by the New York Stock Exchange, Microsoft, and a plethora of other big players…

Analysis – Gold And Blockchain Use In Singapore

Singapore is an economic behemoth. It has dominated other Southeast Asia countries for over a century, largely due to its dedication to good service. It’s well known for flourishing in trade and tourism, and it has excellent infrastructure. It can be described as both a city and a state that’s made up of several islands, one mainland, and another 62…

Gold Price Analysis For July 2018

Gold is an approved investment asset which investors have utilized for ages. Not only is it pretty cool to hold gold in its physical form, but, it also provides a multitude of benefits. Those who hold gold claim its extremely diverse compared to other assets such as equities, bonds, or cash. Investing in gold allows you to create a hedge…

Gold In Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’re pleased to bring you our latest infographic entitled: Gold In Industry. Here, you’ll learn the basics of just how diverse and useful this shiny yellow metal is, and not just for jewelry and bullion. In fact, gold is also used in the electronics industry, in medical and health, and even in space! We’ll start you off with a few…

Singapore And Fintech

There has been an intense fintech explosion in Asia, with Singapore at the forefront of this growth. With more than 400 fintech startups in the country, Singapore stands out as the leading global fintech hub. Its strong financial presence has been an active catalyst in catapulting it towards fintech innovation. Furthermore, the country is riddled with plenty of incentives that…

Analysis – Southeast Asian Gold Market and Government Reserves

The precious yellow metal is fairly widely (although irregularly) distributed throughout Southeast Asia. The majority of the countries in this region actively mine gold both for the domestic and international markets. Also, gold plays a huge role in the cultures of these countries with it being used in various festive events and ceremonies. Below we take a look at the…

ASEAN: Governments and Cryptocurrencies

ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was originally formed in 1967 by five member nations, namely Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The original 5 member alliance’s aim was to promote regional stability. Currently, ASEAN consists of 10 member countries. Brunei joined ASEAN in 1984, Vietnam joined in 1995, Myanmar and Laos joined in 1997, and Cambodia joined in…