Friday 17th of August 2018 09:40:21 PM

SIA’s “blockchain Krisflyer miles” is not pointless, but it’s not spectacular

Singapore Airlines SIA plane A380
When Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced on Monday (5 Feb) that they would be launching a private-blockchain-based digital wallet for their Krisflyer Miles frequent flyer programme, it was met with a bit of skepticism. Some critics called it pointless, or gimmicky, while others questioned the need...

Tharman: no ban on cryptocurrency trading for now

Singapore won't ban cryptocurrency trading, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in Parliament on Tuesday (6 Feb). At the same time, he emphasised the need for continued vigilance for anti-money laundering checks and countering the financing of terrorism, and will subject intermediaries, such as exchanges,...

GBX Quoine AMA

Nick Cowan, CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, took part in a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) session alongside Mike Kayamori, CEO of QUOINE. Hosted by CryptoCentral.net, this was a great opportunity for interested parties to ask their questions about the GBX, the upcoming...

Tether is cut off from its auditor, breaking its transparency promise

Tether Limited, the company behind the fiat-backed cryptocurrency Tether (USDt, EURt, etc.) no longer has an auditor. This is problematic for the company, and for Tether holders, which made its claim of 1:1 fiat-to-Tether value on the back of “full transparency” and “frequent professional...

ACCESS goes “distributed”, eyes regional outreach after AGM

ACCESS, the Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association, is looking further afield after three years of building up the industry in Singapore. At its AGM on 26 January, the association refreshed its board and revealed its intention to form a new sub-committee for International Relations. "It's...

And the crypto asset with the highest price growth right now is…

Here's a hint - it's very hot property and is designed for games. That's right, it's a graphics card. GPU prices have more than doubled due to crypto mining demand. The situation has gotten so bad that gamers are crying harder than right after they...

Don’t believe the rumour about Alibaba’s crypto mining launch

It's all over the Internet and it's false. After rumours began circulating off a QQ.com microblog post (with no discernible byline) linked in a Tweet with the word "unverified", that CoinTelegraph somehow picked up and published, now every online crypto news outlet is touting that...

Indian banks freeze the accounts of crypto exchanges

There are reports circulating that India's major banks have frozen some of the accounts of crypto exchanges in the subcontinent on allegations of dubious transactions, and are said to have asked for 100 per cent collateral for loans for those promoting such exchanges. Accounts...

KFC is not too chicken to take Bitcoin

Gone are the days of the 10,000BTC pizza. A bucket of KFC (10 original tenders, waffle fries, a medium side, gravy, and two dips) can now be had for about 0.0011204BTC. The online-only deal is offered by KFC Canada and is worth about 20 Canadian...

Crypto markets see red, not dead

It's been a bit of a down day in the world of crypto, with nearly all of CoinMarketCap's top 100 cryptocurrencies taking a beating over the last 24 hours, with the downtrend starting at about 7:30am on 16 Jan. We say "a bit" because...

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