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China Ranks High as Asia Dominates Top 20 Market Cap, Unicorns

Jan 22, 2021

Olusegun Ogundeji

As of January 12, 2021, almost half (42%) of the market cap of the top 20 token projects with headquarters is based in Asia, particularly China, new figures from crypto analytics firm Messari have shown. They include Tether, Cardano, BNB, EOS and Tron with a combined total value of $...

Turkey the Crypto King of the Middle East: Report

Sep 18, 2020


Turkey is the undisputed cryptocurrency king of the Middle East, with the country adopting digital assets at significantly higher rates than neighboring countries, a new report by crypto forensics firm Chainalysis has revealed. Turkey ranks 29th out of the 154 countries on Chainalysis’ G...

China Mulls Creating an East Asia Centric CBDC Platform

Jun 17, 2020

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have been the talk of the industry since last year, when significant efforts from several countries were announced. While some efforts, like the Venezuelan Petro, seemed poised to fail from the start, there are still a handful of ambitious projects tha...

Binance Inching Closer Back to Asia

Apr 1, 2020

Olusegun Ogundeji

After its foray into various parts of the world, Binance seems to be making its way back into Asia going by recent moves. From China to Japan, then to Malta, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume has had to move its operation in recent years for mostly regulatory-related re...

2020 Should See More Asian Govts Lead Blockchain Adoption

Dec 30, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

As a continent where government-led initiatives favor technology adoption, Asia is poised to see a surge in blockchain adoption starting next year, according to the CTO of public blockchain infrastructure IOST. Terry Wang, in sharing their outlook for blockchain (and the crypto industr...

Regulation Could be Driving Blockchain Events From Asia to Europe

Mar 30, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

From France to The Netherlands, Europe seems to be bracing up to the challenge to outdo Asia in hosting high-quality blockchain events in 2019 owing to regulatory developments, an industry insider said. Karim Sabba, the co-founder of Paris Blockchain Week shares a view in line with...

Can India Really Ban Cryptos Going by Recent Developments in Asia?

Nov 6, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

India's Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) says they have recently discussed several issues including the ban of private cryptocurrencies in the country. The hint is contained in a public statement narrating the outcome of their 19th meeting held on Oct. 30 in which they r...

From Asia to Africa, South America, Banks Team-up on Blockchain

Aug 18, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

A conglomerate of major banks across three main continents including Asia and Africa have teamed up to collaboratively research on distributed ledger and blockchain technology as part of a developing global digital economy. The multilateral cooperation agreement involves member development b...