Hong Kong and Singapore sign fintech deal, agree to work together on blockchain

Two Asian powerhouses sign fintech deal, agree to collaborate on blockchain

  • Hong Kong and Singapore have agreed to cooperate on a cross-border trade project based on blockchain technology as part of a broader joint strategy on financial technology.
  • The two Asian powerhouses’ central banks signed a fintech deal Wednesday to collaborate on a number of projects including business innovation, data sharing and exchange of expertise.
  • “Hong Kong and Singapore are the two leading international financial centers in the region and are actively deploying fintech,” Norman Chan, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), said in an announcement Wednesday.
  • “Collaboration between the HKMA and MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) will create significant synergy for the development of fintech and more efficient fund flows between the two markets.”
  • The announcement was made at a fintech conference in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong and Singapore’s central banks signed a fintech deal Wednesday to collaborate on a number of projects.
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Matchpool Continues Progress After Successful ICO

  • The company has recently partnered with Snip to provide Guppy tokens as reward for writers within the Snip platform.
  • The partnership allows Matchpool to utilize the QTum Proof-of-Stake blockchain technology, allowing Matchpool new access to technical capabilities that were previously outside of its capacity.
  • Matchpool CEO Shimon praised the partnership, saying, “We’re really excited to be launching the platform onto the QTum blockchain.
  • Finally, Matchpool has announced an upgrade to the payment platform within its Alpha version that allows users access to and functionality with the company’s Guppy tokens.
  • Taken together, the news amounts to a huge leap forward for the Matchpool platform, proving the validity of its strong ICO showing.

Matchpool, the Israel-based blockchain collaboration startup, continues to advance post-ICO. The company has recently partnered with Snip to provide Guppy tokens as reward for writers within the Snip platform.
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2 days to go – Jacobo – Medium

  • 2 days to goNew opportunities for journalists and media ownersYesterday we were able to share Diane Francis take on Hubii Network.
  • Today we are proud to announce another committed purchaser of the Hubii Network token — Nick Hugh, Chief Executive Officer of Telegraph Media Group.
  • This June 2017 Nick took on the role for CEO at the Telegraph Media Group.He says about Hubii Network:“I’ve spent a lot of my career developing technology-based revenue streams and I’m naturally very interested in new solutions that help further the development and distribution of quality journalism.
  • The Hubii network approach to content quality and distribution promises to create new opportunities for journalists and media owners alike.
  • Hubii Network is designed with the content creator in mind — but we know that distribution is key and are thus glad to have an expert in both technology and journalism explore our solution.

Yesterday we were able to share Diane Francis take on Hubii Network. Today we are proud to announce another committed purchaser of the Hubii Network token — Nick Hugh, Chief Executive Officer of…
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There’s Now a Mr. Robot-Inspired ‘fsociety’ Ransomware in The Wild

  • The malware was first spotted by Michael Gillespie , a “security researcher for MalwareHunterTeam.
  • In the new season of Mr. Robot , the critically acclaimed TV show featuring a team of hackers led by a paranoid, psychotic antihero, the hacking group uses ransomware to lock the evil corporation they’re fighting out of their computers and force them to pay up.
  • The ransomware hasn’t infected anyone but whoever created it uploaded it to Virus Total , a free online malware repository, presumably to see if antivirus would detect it as a malicious file.
  • After reality spilling onto Mr. Robot, the TV show is spilling into reality: someone created a real piece of ransomware and called it FSociety, even using the fictitious hacktivist group’s iconic logo.
  • The antivirus company Avira published a blog post about it on Wednesday, trying to speculate as to the origins of the malware.

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@xor: “Mr Robot promo ransomware may sound cool, but wait until Disney’s Frozen your computer and wants BTC to Let It Go”


There’s now a real fsociety ransomware. Or is it a viral marketing ploy?


There’s Now a Mr. Robot-Inspired ‘fsociety’ Ransomware in The Wild

What Is Blockchain, And Why Should You Care?

  • Forde suggested that Hillary Clinton’s recent policy goals for technology and innovation and the use of blockchain government applications is a “positive step forward” in achieving its goals.
  • Benzinga does not provide investment advice.
  • According to Brian Forde, the director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, governments need to fully understand the impact of blockchain-based applications and understand how the technology might be used to increase trust.
  • Clinton: There Is Something Wrong With Our Country Sponsored Bloomberg Video
  • Bitcoin is considered to be the first technology to use the blockchain, as every transaction is recorded and made public.

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@JorgeNdeG: “Governments need to fully understand the impact of #blockchain-based applications @Benzinga vía @YahooFinance”


From Yahoo Finance: Analysts at Goldman Sachs define “blockchain” as a type of environment that acts like a “a shared digital ledger of transactions recorded and verified across a network of participants in …


What Is Blockchain, And Why Should You Care?