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For Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, the past two weeks have been a roller-coaster ride. After obtaining its first Southeast Asian licence from Thai regulators, it is now being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 13 charges, including misuse of customer funds and unregistered offer and sale of securities.
9 Jun 2023
After Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced a new regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms (VATPs), which took effect on June 1, several industry players have expressed interest in applying for a licence to conduct business in the city. The new regime seeks to foster the responsible development of the crypto industry in Hong Kong, with a focus on protecting the interest of retail investors and managing related risks.
8 Jun 2023
Following the public release of powerful generative AI applications like ChatGPT, a growing chorus of pioneers in the field has spoken up to highlight the dangers that the technology poses to economic stability. But while sound regulation is obviously needed, scare-mongering could do more harm than good
8 Jun 2023
Community, destination and content platform offers tailored content, research, peer networking
8 Jun 2023
Market analysts see a gloomy outlook for the semiconductor industry in the short term due to economic headwinds and weak electronics demand, but the custom chip market, especially for the artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI&ML) segment, is showing great prospects. While Gartner expects the overall sector to decline 11.2% this year, the AI chip market is forecast to grow significantly, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.72% over the decade to reach a market size of over US$227 billion by 2032, according to a Precedence Research study.
8 Jun 2023
Generative AI holds immense potential to drive electronification, transparency in corporate bond market
7 Jun 2023
Digital wealth management platform Endowus has partnered with Allfunds, a B2B fund distribution company, to enable individual and institutional investors to access investment products in a timely and cost-effective manner.
6 Jun 2023
Thailand becomes the first country in Southeast Asia to grant Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, a licence to operate. Gulf Binance, a joint venture between Binance and Gulf Energy Development, has received the licence from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand. The company says it aims to launch operations of the new platform by the fourth quarter of 2023.
2 Jun 2023
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been increasing focus on improving healthcare systems as well as their accessibility. The widespread use of smartphones, along with expanding connectivity networks, has catalyzed the development of digital healthcare in Asia.
2 Jun 2023
Potential to alleviate pain points, improve access to working capital, enhance supply-chain resilience
1 Jun 2023
Specialist scheme focuses on start-ups, tech-led businesses in Hong Kong, mainland China
31 May 2023
Service aims to alleviate immediate cash flow challenges as Hong Kong retail, tourism recovers
31 May 2023
Strengthened resilience integral, increased stakeholder alignment, integration recommended
31 May 2023
Singapore sovereign lost 0.09% of net portfolio value when crypto exchange collapse
30 May 2023