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Blockchain News – The Signal #5

by | May 29, 2019 | Blockchain Business, The Signal | 0 comments

The Signal is your weekly roundup of the most important news coming from the blockchain space in Asia. This week’s stories include news from EY and Blockchain Wine in Singapore, Siam Commercial Bank’s hint at trials with Ripple, a visual blockchain demonstration, and more. Check it out below.

EY & Blockchain Wine Team Up To Build Blockchain Platform for Wine

Blockchain Wine has selected EY to provide services to build a blockchain solution leveraging EY’s OpsChain Solution, which Blockchain Wine will operate to help determine the quality, provenance, and authenticity of new and vintage wines with a focus on markets in China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore, where the consumption of European wines is expanding. 

Singapore-based Merkle Science Raises S$1.1m

Singapore-based blockchain monitoring startup Merkle Science raisesS$1.1m (USD 804K) seed funding from LuneX(Golden Gate ventures’ blockchain arm), SGInnovate, Digital Currency Group, Kenetic and Entrepreneur. Merkle Science works with law enforcement agencies and blockchain companies to provide a risk-monitoring solution to detect and prevent the illegal use of digital assets.

Thailand’s oldest bank hints at new blockchain app powered by Ripple

Thailand‘s oldest bank, Siam Commerical Bank (SCM), has hinted it will be experimenting with blockchain technology powered by Ripple. Rumors of its blockchain pilot surfaced online after eagle-eyed users took to Twitter to share images of what appears to be a Ripple-based app for cross-border transactions.

A Visual Demo of a Blockchain

Are you still trying to get your head around what a blockchain is and how it works? Check out this online visual demo to learn more. 

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Interest Growing in Penang

Over the weekend we opened our doors to Penang’s blockchain community with a stellar line-up of speakers Simon Pang (SteemXP), Jason Chew (Bitcoin Malaysia), Wei Chi Chan (Sinegy), and M Nasir (SenangBit). Didn’t make it? Check out the highlights from our event.

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