Map2Earn to help merge physical and virtual worlds
    21 Jan 2023

    Map2Earn is a revolutionary Metaverse-oriented economic model that enables users to become mappers while earning tokens. Blockchain has been fostering the development of new and often unpredictable markets and economies driven by demand for innovation. From unprecedented crowdfunding mechanisms to play-to-earn (P2E) and move-to-earn (M2E) models, decentralized technology is empowering communities like never before. One of the…

    Bank of Thailand to allow first virtual banks by 2025
    16 Jan 2023

    By allowing virtual banks, Thailand seeks to boost competition and economic growth. Bank of Thailand has disclosed plans to allow virtual banks to operate in the country for the first time. Financial firms will be able to provide services by 2025, a Bloomberg report shows. The “Consultation Paper on Virtual Bank Licensing Framework” published by the…

    Scaramucci to invest in crypto firm founded by former FTX US boss
    16 Jan 2023

    It is understood the crypto software company will enable crypto traders to create algorithmic-based strategies to access different markets. SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci is investing in a crypto company founded by the former president of FTX US. Scaramucci told Bloomberg in an email that he would be investing his own personal funds to support ex-FTX US…

    Bahamian regulator says it is holding $3.5 billion of FTX customer assets for ‘safekeeping’
    01 Jan 2023

    The Securities Commission of the Bahamas has been holding on to more than $3.5 billion worth of FTX customer assets since Nov. 12, according to a statement from the regulator released late on Dec. 29. Customer assets were drained from FTX due to a security breach after the crypto exchange filed for bankruptcy protection on…

    BMW integrates Coinweb and BNB Chain for a new loyalty program
    01 Jan 2023

    German car manufacturer BMW will be rolling out blockchain technology for its day-to-day operations and loyalty programs, with the initial roll of the product to customers in Thailand. Coinweb, the contractor, will utilize multiple blockchains, with the BNB chain as the anchor chain. BMW will integrate decentralized tech in two phases – first, in its…

    Gulf Crypto Insight: Hot crypto news from the MENA region – December 31
    01 Jan 2023

    Top crypto news from the Middle East region over the last week (Dec. 24–30, 2022): Abu Dhabi backs tech in aim to become global business hub Abu Dhabi Finance Week showcased the ambitions of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates to become a global business hub. Having previously run as a conference dedicated…