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UNODC: Surge in Cryptocurrency Misuse and Technology-Driven Crime in Southeast Asia
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UNODC: Surge in Cryptocurrency Misuse and Technology-Driven Crime in Southeast Asia

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime's latest report reveals an alarming increase in cryptocurrency misuse and advanced technological crime in East and Southeast Asia. The study focuses on the challenges faced by law enforcement against the backdrop of evolving online casinos, cyberfraud, and tech-driven underground banking networks.

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs
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Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong is set to become the first market in Asia to allow Virtual Asset Spot ETFs, with around ten fund companies preparing for launch. This move signifies a major shift in the region's approach to virtual assets.

Bitdeer and NVIDIA Partner to Launch AI Cloud Service in Asia
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Bitdeer and NVIDIA Partner to Launch AI Cloud Service in Asia

Bitdeer Technologies Group and NVIDIA are set to launch Bitdeer AI Cloud in Asia, utilizing NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD technology, to meet the growing demand for AI computing power in the cloud PaaS market.

Ninety Eight Launches $25M Ecosystem Fund to Boost Web3 Startups in Asia
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Ninety Eight Launches $25M Ecosystem Fund to Boost Web3 Startups in Asia

Ninety Eight, transitioning from Coin98 Finance, has launched a $25M Ecosystem Fund to support Web3 startups in Asia, leveraging the Viction blockchain and $C98 token.

SEBA Bank Secures SFC License, Expanding Crypto Services to Hong Kong
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SEBA Bank Secures SFC License, Expanding Crypto Services to Hong Kong

Swiss cryptocurrency bank SEBA Bank has been granted a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission license to offer trading, distribution, advisory, and asset management services in the Asia Pacific region.

GSR Secures Major Payment Institution Licence from Singapore's MAS
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GSR Secures Major Payment Institution Licence from Singapore's MAS

GSR, a global cryptocurrency trading firm, has received In-Principle Approval for a Major Payment Institution licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The approval allows GSR's Singapore subsidiary, GSR Markets Pte. Ltd., to better serve the cryptocurrency community. The news comes a day after Coinbase Singapore announced its full licence, highlighting the competitive yet regulated crypto landscape in Singapore.

OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors
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OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors

OpenTrade collaborates with WOO X to unveil access to tokenized T-Bills for Asian investors. This partnership, leveraging Circle Research’s Perimeter Protocol, is a response to the escalating demand for tokenized T-Bills over DeFi yields. Concurrently, WOO X advances its strategic footprint in South Korea, aligning with CODE compliance solutions to broaden its product accessibility in the region.

DFINITY Unveils $20 Million ICP Asia Alliance to Propel Web3 Adoption
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DFINITY Unveils $20 Million ICP Asia Alliance to Propel Web3 Adoption

DFINITY Foundation launches the ICP Asia Alliance and a $20 million fund on September 28, 2023, to accelerate Web3 and AI adoption in Asia. The alliance aspires to unite diverse stakeholders, foster innovation, and catalyze the growth of the Internet Computer blockchain across the region, underlined by the establishment of multiple ICP.Hubs and strategic partnerships.

Alipay Facilitates First Digital Cauldron Lighting in Asian Games History
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Alipay Facilitates First Digital Cauldron Lighting in Asian Games History

Alipay, the digital payment giant and Official Prestige Partner of the Hangzhou Asian Games, has made history by supporting over 100 million digital torchbearers in the first-ever digital cauldron lighting ceremony. The initiative was part of the Smart Hangzhou 2022 platform, a one-stop digital service for the Games. Alipay's technology ensured that even phones produced 8 years ago could participate in the digital interaction.

Central & Southern Asia Lead in 2023 Crypto Adoption, Chainalysis Reports
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Central & Southern Asia Lead in 2023 Crypto Adoption, Chainalysis Reports

The 2023 Chainalysis Global Crypto Adoption Index shows Central and Southern Asia are leading in global grassroots adoption of cryptocurrencies. The index measures countries' involvement in the crypto space using on-chain data and real-world statistics. India leads the index, with six of the top ten countries from the CSAO region. Lower-middle-income countries, including India, Nigeria, and Ukraine, have seen robust recovery in grassroots crypto adoption.

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