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Citi, IBM, Ubisoft Join Singaporean Blockchain Accelerator

Citi, IBM, Ubisoft Join Singaporean Blockchain Accelerator

Tribe Accelerator, Singapore’s first government-backed blockchain accelerator, has added another batch of big names to its corporate partners list.

Serbian Citizen Extradited to US to Face Crypto-Related Fraud Charges

Serbian Citizen Extradited to US to Face Crypto-Related Fraud Charges

An accused scammer has arrived in the US from Serbia to face charges that he and other six conspirators involved in a crypto fraud scheme that defrauded investors out of over $70 million.

Dubai Educational Institution Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum Payments

Dubai Educational Institution Accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum Payments

Dubai Educational Institution Citizens School accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum payments for tuition.

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Citi's 2024 report on supply chain financing highlights a shift towards resilience and diversification in global trade, emphasizing technological innovations and the adoption of the China Plus One strategy.

Following Insolvency Fears, Celsius Network Taps Citigroup To Guide Financial Options

Following Insolvency Fears, Celsius Network Taps Citigroup To Guide Financial Options

Celsius has hired services from Citigroup and specialized lawyers to help restructure its business. The crypto lender will get a unique range of expertise that complements its capabilities and services to help propel its business back to life.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Issues Warning on Fraudulent Banking Website

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Issues Warning on Fraudulent Banking Website

HKMA alerts public to fraudulent website linked to China CITIC Bank.

HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Phishing Emails Linked to China CITIC Bank International

HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Phishing Emails Linked to China CITIC Bank International

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) alerts the public about a fraudulent website and phishing emails linked to China CITIC Bank International Limited.

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Darewise Entertainment raised US$3.5 million via a token pre-sale on 17 October 2023, ahead of its Bitcoin metaverse ecosystem token launch, aimed at enhancing the development of its game Life Beyond. With significant backing from notable investors and strategic support from Horizen Labs for a 2024 token release, the project marks a substantial stride toward creating a Bitcoin-powered gaming metaverse.

Citi Partners with World Bank on Euroclear's DLT Platform for Digitally Native Note Issuance

Citi Partners with World Bank on Euroclear's DLT Platform for Digitally Native Note Issuance

Citi's Issuer Services acted as the Issuing and Paying Agent for the first Digitally Native Note (DNN) issuance via Euroclear's D-FMI distributed ledger technology platform, marking a significant step in digital bond issuance and showcasing a scalable model for blockchain integration within existing capital market structures.

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

European Commission Unveils Strategy to Lead Web 4.0 and Virtual Worlds

A new strategy for Web 4.0 and virtual worlds has been unveiled by the European Commission in an effort to steer the next technological revolution and guarantee a safe, open, and welcoming online environment for individuals, organizations, and government agencies across the EU.

BondbloX Secures $6M in Series B Funding Led by Beacon Venture Capital

BondbloX Secures $6M in Series B Funding Led by Beacon Venture Capital

Singapore-based FinTech company BondEvalue has raised $6 million in a Series B funding round, led by Beacon Venture Capital and supported by MassMutual Ventures and Citigroup. The funding will expand BondbloX Bond Exchange, a distributed ledger technology that democratizes bond market access through fractional and full-size trading.

Three Ex-Citi Executives Launch Crypto Investment Firm

Three Ex-Citi Executives Launch Crypto Investment Firm

Three former Citi executives have started a new crypto investment firm named Motus Capital.

First Citizens Bank to Acquire Silicon Valley Bank Deposits and Loans

First Citizens Bank to Acquire Silicon Valley Bank Deposits and Loans

First Citizens Bank will acquire all deposits and loans of Silicon Valley Bank after its collapse following rumors of a liquidity crisis. The FDIC has approved the purchase and assumption agreement, and Silicon Valley Bank depositors will become depositors of First Citizens Bank. The North Carolina-based bank is now the 30th largest commercial bank in the US.

Citi Unveils Digital Asset Solutions with Blockchain Integration

Citi Unveils Digital Asset Solutions with Blockchain Integration

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) has launched Citi Token Services, a digital asset service that integrates blockchain and smart contract technologies to improve cash management and trade finance for institutional clients. The service offers cross-border payments, liquidity, and automated trade finance solutions, aiming to improve the regulated financial system and streamline global liquidity management.

DLT is Becoming Mainstream Among Financial Market Participants - Citi

DLT is Becoming Mainstream Among Financial Market Participants - Citi

According to a recent white paper by American multinational investment bank, Citi, the mainstream adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT) is now growing rapidly among the financial market infrastructures and global market participants.

Citi Forecasts Major Shifts in Cross-Border Payments Landscape

Citi Forecasts Major Shifts in Cross-Border Payments Landscape

Cross-border payments are expected to rise from $150 trillion in 2017 to over $250 trillion by 2027, marking a $100 trillion increase within a decade. Citi's Global Perspectives & Solutions report highlights the transformative potential of the industry, with 90% of financial institution clients believing at least 5% of market share will transition to FinTechs in the next 5-10 years. Challenges include legacy technologies and regulatory obligations.

El Salvador to Reform Laws to Favor Citizenship through Investment

El Salvador to Reform Laws to Favor Citizenship through Investment

President Nayib Bukele is pushing for several policy reforms that will grant Citizenship by Investment to foreign investors, according to his recent disclosed message on Twitter.

Citigroup Sets to Begin Trading Bitcoin Futures for Institutional Clients

Citigroup Sets to Begin Trading Bitcoin Futures for Institutional Clients

Citigroup plans to start trading Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and launch Bitcoin exchange-traded notes later. The bank intends to offer this new service for specific institutional clients.

Citi Believes The Merge Will Make Ethereum a “Yield-Bearing Asset”

Citi Believes The Merge Will Make Ethereum a “Yield-Bearing Asset”

Citigroup Inc. or Citi, an American multinational investment bank, disclosed that the merge would make Ethereum (ETH) a deflationary asset. As a result, the second-largest cryptocurrency will become a “yield-bearing asset.”

XVI Citizens to Introduce 16 Personalities as NFTs

XVI Citizens to Introduce 16 Personalities as NFTs

The 16 Personalities idea is turning into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and entering the metaverse for the first time through the XVI Citizens project.

China’s Central Bank Partners with Three Commercial Banks to Develop Blockchain-Based Trading Platform

China’s Central Bank Partners with Three Commercial Banks to Develop Blockchain-Based Trading Platform

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has signed an agreement with China Minsheng Bank, China CITIC Bank, and the Bank of China for cooperating on a blockchain-based trading platform.

JPMorgan Says Younger Investors Tilt Towards Bitcoin While Older Ones Favor Gold

JPMorgan Says Younger Investors Tilt Towards Bitcoin While Older Ones Favor Gold

Investment Bank JPMorgan through research by its strategists has discovered that older generation investors favor gold while younger generations embrace Bitcoin and tech-based assets

Actinver, BNP Paribas, Citibank, And JPMorgan Go Live on CLS Blockchain Platform

Actinver, BNP Paribas, Citibank, And JPMorgan Go Live on CLS Blockchain Platform

Four banks (JPMorgan, Citibank, BNP Paribas, and Actinver) go live on CLS blockchain bilateral payments netting platform.

Citi Sees the Metaverse to Reach $8 Trillion to $13 Trillion by 2030

Citi Sees the Metaverse to Reach $8 Trillion to $13 Trillion by 2030

Citi expects the metaverse to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, given that the exponential growth of NFTs has brought it to the limelight.

Citi Bank Launches "Digital Asset Group" for Developing Crypto Products

Citi Bank Launches "Digital Asset Group" for Developing Crypto Products

Citi group announced a "digital asset group" has been launched in its wealth management department for developing crypto-related products.

Banks Embrace Tech to Navigate Economic and Cyber Challenges, ISG Highlights

Banks Embrace Tech to Navigate Economic and Cyber Challenges, ISG Highlights

Global banking and financial services (BFS) firms are increasingly leveraging technology to improve customer experience and navigate the tumultuous landscape, according to a report by Information Services Group. The ISG TechXchange event in Paris will explore how BFS institutions can use data, automation, and AI to differentiate themselves in a saturated market. The event will feature prominent BFS leaders discussing the future of banking, emerging tech platforms, and the potential of the metaverse.

Two Co-head of Citigroup’s Digital Assets Quit, Planing to Launch New Crypto Startup

Two Co-head of Citigroup’s Digital Assets Quit, Planing to Launch New Crypto Startup

Two former high ranking executives announced to depart from Citi. The duo sees potential benefits in the crypto industry.

Citi Joins BondbloX Bond Exchange as First Digital Custodian

Citi Joins BondbloX Bond Exchange as First Digital Custodian

Citi Securities Services has become the first digital custodian participant on the BondbloX Bond Exchange (BBX), the world's first fractional bond exchange. The partnership allows Citi clients to become BBX participants, facilitating the trading of both fractionalized and full-sized bonds. Citi will oversee settlement and custody services. The partnership aims to enhance digital financial market infrastructure, provide transparency, electronic operations, and universal accessibility in the bond market.

Former Citibank Trading Executive Floats $1.5 Billion Crypto Fund

Former Citibank Trading Executive Floats $1.5 Billion Crypto Fund

A former trading executive at Citibank has launched the Hivemind Capital Partners to back unique and innovative startups or protocols in the digital currency ecosystem, providing a $1.5 billion crypto fund investment.

Citi Group Considers Launching Crypto Services Amid Increased Customer Interest

Citi Group Considers Launching Crypto Services Amid Increased Customer Interest

Citi Group discussed the possibility of launching crypto services for customers, just like Goldman Sachs enabled clients trade with Bitcoin-linked derivatives.

Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Perform the First Equity Swap on Blockchain

Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Perform the First Equity Swap on Blockchain

Traditional equity swaps have to be continuously updated for multiple variables. These include different interest rates, end-of-day market prices, and corporate actions like stock splits and dividend payments. Financial institutions need to hire many people to verify the process until the swap completion, which in some rare cases, could take months.

Citi to Hire 100 Staff Members for Digit Assets Expansion Drive

Citi to Hire 100 Staff Members for Digit Assets Expansion Drive

Citi Group is looking to fill 100 jobs in its digital assets team. The news comes after the bank recently launched a digital assets group as part of its effort to respond to its customer demands for crypto products.

Banks Will Start Mulling the Possibility of Crypto Trading in 3 Years: Former Citi CEO

Banks Will Start Mulling the Possibility of Crypto Trading in 3 Years: Former Citi CEO

According to Vikram Pandit, most financial institutions are likely to integrate digital currency trading services within the next one to three years

Nexo Hires Citigroup to Advise on Potential Acquisitions

Nexo Hires Citigroup to Advise on Potential Acquisitions

Crypto lending platform Nexo announced that it has tapped Citigroup to advise it on the potential acquisition of other crypto firms hit by the recent market downturn.

DBS Bank Joins R3-Backed Blockchain Trade Finance Network Contour Built on Corda

DBS Bank Joins R3-Backed Blockchain Trade Finance Network Contour Built on Corda

Singapore’s biggest bank, DBS Bank joined R3-backed Contour Network known for digitalizing global trade processes. Previously known as Project Voltron, Contour is a blockchain-based trade finance platform, built over R3’s Corda blockchain and was founded by R3 and major global institutions, including HSBC, ING, Standard Chartered, Citi Ventures, BNP Paribas, and Bangkok Bank, Bain & Company, and CryptoBLK. DBS Bank became the first Singaporean bank to join the network.

Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller Owns Less Bitcoin than Gold, but says BTC has Better Risk-Return Potential

Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller Owns Less Bitcoin than Gold, but says BTC has Better Risk-Return Potential

“I’m a bit of a dinosaur, but I have warmed up to the fact that Bitcoin could be an asset class,” said Stanley Druckenmiller during an interview with CNBC.

Bitcoin Dips Below $50,000 as Price Correction Continues, What's Next?

Bitcoin Dips Below $50,000 as Price Correction Continues, What's Next?

Despite its price retracement, market analysts are still bullish on Bitcoin. What can we expect from the cryptocurrency in the upcoming days?

Ripple Faces Trademark Lawsuit in Australia for 'PayID' Infringement

Ripple Faces Trademark Lawsuit in Australia for 'PayID' Infringement

Ripple Labs is facing a lawsuit by New Payments Platform Australia (NPPA) for allegedly violating intellectual property rights for the branding of ‘PayID’.

Bitcoin Price Set to Surge in 2021 as US Dollar Expected to Fall 20% Even with Vaccine Rollout

Bitcoin Price Set to Surge in 2021 as US Dollar Expected to Fall 20% Even with Vaccine Rollout

The US dollar acted as a safe haven for investors, during the coronavirus pandemic; analysts believe that the rollout of a vaccine could change the market.

Digital Week Online  - a Global event connecting innovation World from Asia to US!

Digital Week Online - a Global event connecting innovation World from Asia to US!

COVID19 has brought us many challenges, lock downs, self-isolation, and a looming financial crisis. We have all had to adapt while maintaining some semblance of our previous routines. However, as countries start to emerge from lockdowns and restrictions are relaxed, opportunities are developing.

Singapore FinTech Festival x SWITCH Highlights Day One

Singapore FinTech Festival x SWITCH Highlights Day One

The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) joined forces for the first time as SFF x SWITCH. The 5-day event began today, bringing together global innovation and the corporate sector, as well as interested members of the public.

Six Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch in 2020

Six Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch in 2020

A quick look at some of the main developments and events on the horizon that are set to shape the digital asset market throughout 2020.

Exclusive: Did Facebook Copy Hedera Hashgraph's Governance Model?

Exclusive: Did Facebook Copy Hedera Hashgraph's Governance Model?

When Facebook released Libra’s whitepaper, Hedera Hashgraph allegedly “thanks” Facebook for imitating their governance model. What is the story behind?

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