DBS Digital Exchange shows crypto has gone mainstream in Asia: JST Capital

A now-deleted webpage announcing that Singapore’s largest bank is planning to launch a “digital exchange” supporting crypto asset trading is the latest sign of increasing institutional adoption of virtual currencies. The document, which appeared briefly on the DBS website, announced the new exchange will support Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic, (ETC), and Ripple (XRP), alongside the fiat currencies of Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and The United States. The announcement also noted plans to support asset-backed security tokens. Speaking to Cointelegraph, JST Capital co-founder Todd Morakis, described…

Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Singaporean multinational banking and financial services corporation DBS published an announcement revealing it was launching a cryptocurrency exchange. The announcement was later removed by the company but crypto proponents have learned about the upcoming support for assets like bitcoin, ethereum, and bitcoin cash. DBS Bank Ltd is Southeast Asia’s largest bank in terms of assets under management (AUM), as the corporation’s 100+ branches hold more than $600 billion today. The bank published information on the subject and then swiftly removed the announcement. However, a number of cryptocurrency proponents caught…

Bitcoin Moves Towards $14K as DBS Opens Crypto Exchange

Minutes after DBS announced its foray into the cryptocurrency exchange business, Bitcoin resumed its uptrend. Another Bitcoin Rally The BTC/USD exchange rate added up to $411, or 3.14 percent, to set another year-to-date high just shy of $13,500. The pair corrected lower by $100 amid renewed profit-taking but left the Bitcoin market more bullish than it was at the beginning of this week. Part of the reason was its overnight sell-off that appeared almost in sync with a similar downside move across the three Wall Street indexes: the S&P 500, the…

This Aggregator Promises Users Best Crypto Exchange Rates

As an exchanger aggregator, BestChange.com pools a wide list of cryptocurrency and e-currency exchanges in order to allow users to select the most suitable exchanger for themselves. Entering the cryptocurrency market is a challenge for most newbies given the technicalities and the vast number of platforms available to buy these digital tokens. Due to this, most newcomers who want to buy crypto are driven to centralized exchanges, but there are better alternatives to purchase and sell crypto. Finding these alternatives is a challenge which may cause the buyer to spend more than needed on the purchase. BestChange.com is…

Toyota’s IT arm works on digital token pilot with crypto exchange

Toyota Systems, the IT arm of Toyota Motor Corporation, is collaborating with Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DeCurret to develop a branded Toyota digital currency, according to an official announcement on Oct. 26. The large-scale pilot will involve 2,500 employees at Toyota Systems. The platform will feature digital currency payments for benefits. According to the announcement, participating employees will be able to exchange the digital currency for benefits points or gifts from a catalog. Toyota Systems noted that the digital currency cannot be exchanged for Japanese yen. The new pilot uses DeCurret’s…

Commodity trading gets sweeter with blockchain-based sugar exchange

The world’s largest sugar refinery, Al Khaleej Sugar, officially announced the application of blockchain technology in its recently launched sugar trading platform, DigitalSugar.io. Users of the UAE-based platform will trade the spot price of sugar via tokens tied to “up to 100,000 tonnes of raw sugar,” with its peg assured by the Universa blockchain who will be issuing electronic warrants of ownership with the tokens. Traders will be able to hold tokens representing between 1 kg to 1M tonnes, and will pay .4% in exchange fees as well as a 2.5%…