Indonesian Islamic body forbids crypto as currency – report

As a means of payment, cryptocurrencies are forbidden according to Shariah law because they carry elements of uncertainty and harm, and are in violation of state laws.

The NFT Boom: The popularity behind Non-Fungible Tokens [BEYOND Virtual Panel]

Data ownership, censorship, control--these are challenges that NFTs have the opportunity of solving, thus shifting away from a “feudal” model of gaming wherein the platform owns the content.

Zipmex’s Marcus Lim on access, regulation, and innovation in Southeast Asia’s FinTech and blockchain ecosystem [Q&A]

The increased confidence from institutional investors has propelled more retail investors to invest in digital assets. In turn, new financial products and services related to digital assets will be developed which may provide opportunities for both existing and new investors to participate in projects that will be the first of their kind and shape the…

Anti-Money Laundering guidance for FinTech

Though it’s true that FinTech has made our lives much more convenient, it’s also true that the delay in its maturity can and has led to its exploitation. And with the adoption and promotion of cryptocurrency by an increasing number of businesses, Bitcoin and altcoins (cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin) have become the hottest new vessel for criminals to…