As we grow accustomed to the sight of everyday Singaporean moms and pops tap their phones at their local grocery outlet for payments, one can’t help but marvel at the pace and receptiveness at which our young nation has welcomed innovations in payments with open arms. This is especially resonating, considering the strategic focus which we have detailed towards planning out our e-payments infrastructure for the next five years.

Perhaps this was always ingrained somewhere in our DNA. Lost between the sands of time was the fact that “money” at different points in Singapore’s history meant many different things; from…

As we grow accustomed to the sight of everyday Singaporean moms and pops tap their phones at their local grocery outlet for payments, one can’t help but marvel at the pace and receptiveness at which our young nation has welcomed innovations in payments with open arms. This is especially resonating, considering the strategic focus which we have detailed towards planning out our e-payments infrastructure for the next five years.

Perhaps this was always ingrained somewhere in our DNA. Lost between the sands of time was the fact that “money” at different points in Singapore’s history meant many different things; from…

With seemingly one new project unveiling multi-million-dollar funding every other week, no one will blame you for questioning there being too many stablecoins out there. Much have already been written about the various approaches which projects use to maintain stability — in this regard we would like to give a special shout-out to the research team at blockchain.com for their tour de force piece titled The State of Stablecoins, as well as to the many stablecoin aficionados out there curating their research into single convenient destinations.

The purpose of this post however, isn’t to compare between the various stability mechanisms…

ICO’s Have All But Completely Exited Stage Left. Enter The Security Token?

As the great cryptocurrency winter of 2018 extends its grip by yet another month, anecdotal evidence at various blockchain conferences worldwide has been rife that a security token wave is on the cusp of forming. This new breed of digital assets is one that seeks to comply with existing regulators, rather than to subvert. Security tokens are are programmatically designed to be compliant with relevant regulations. In the words of influential crypto podcaster and fund manager Anthony Pompliano:

If cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are considered “programmable money” then you can consider Security Tokens a version of “programmable ownership.”

With recent examples…

With seemingly one new project unveiling multi-million-dollar funding every other week, no one will blame you for questioning there being too many stablecoins out there. Much have already been written about the various approaches which projects use to maintain stability — in this regard we would like to give a special shout-out to the research team at blockchain.com for their tour de force piece titled The State of Stablecoins, as well as to the many stablecoin aficionados out there curating their research into single convenient destinations.

The purpose of this post however, isn’t to compare between the various stability mechanisms…

Benjamin Ong

Rabbit-hole casualty with an interest in blockchain & payments.

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