Integrating a new asset class into traditional investment portfolios by Felix Fernandez, CEO OpenMetrics Solutions Combining cryptocurrencies with traditional assets Crypto assets are becoming more and more a recognized asset class and many investors consider cryptos as another alternative investment opportunity with significant performance and diversification potential. However, crypto assets are not necessarily easy to […]
Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a research paper on Libra vs. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Libra vs. CBDC: Implications for European Banks Authors: Philipp Sandner, Jonas Gross, Philipp Schulden, Lena Grale Here are their key findings: Existing payment systems get more and more disrupted. The announcement of the Facebook-initiated Libra […]
In the framework of the Astana Finance Days, the AIFC Fintech Hub hosts the FintechStars Innovation Day – an online marathon where fintech startups from different countries can demonstrate their products to large corporations, banks, insurance companies, and telcos from Central Asia. This is the first of its kind online marathon that will help interested startups enter […]
Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published a working paper on the Digital Euro and Central Bank Digital Currencies in general. The Digital Euro and the Role of DLT for Central Bank Digital Currencies Authors: Manuel Klein, Jonas Gross, Philipp Sandner Here are their key findings: Digitization has reached the monetary system. Using […]
Our partner Prof. Dr. Seng-Phil Hong took part in the CES 2020, the world’s largest IT and Consumer Electronics Exhibition in Las Vegas. Blockchain was a hot topic there. Phil represented HancomWith, a subsidiary of the Korean Hancom Group, which he leads since last year. HancomWith presented some exciting developments based on Blockchain technology. Its […]
Blockchain.News, a leading news agency on Blockchain-related topics based in Hong Kong, has published a very useful overview of the Hong Kong Blockchain ecosystem with detailed information about the major players. Please find it here. We are very proud to be part of it. And we are sure that it will grow quickly, transforming Hong […]
Our CEO Jochen Biedermann gave an interview to Blockchain.News during the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong. He discussed his work in FinTech since early 2014 and his motivation for starting Blockchain (Asia) Ltd. in Hong Kong at the beginning of 2016. Jochen has been doing business in Asia for around twenty years, mostly in […]
Korean and German Blockchain companies met in Seoul at Sogang University on 09 January 2020 for the annual Korean-German FinTech & Blockchain Forum. The forum was co-organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Intelligent Blockchain Research Center of Sogang University and Frankfurt Main Finance.
In a recent interview with China Daily, our CEO Dr. Jochen Biedermann said that President Xi Jinping’s commitment shows the Chinese government is forward-looking and embraces new technologies. In October, President Xi emphasized blockchain as a core technology in the new round of technological innovation and industrial transformation. Xi also gives the industry a clear […]
The Seoul Metropolitan Government accepts applications from international Blockchain companies as part of a program to discover and assist outstanding startups in entering the Korean market. Blockchain companies which are not older than seven years can apply and might receive heavily discounted office space in the Mapo district of Seoul if accepted. We are already […]
Our CEO Dr. Jochen Biedermann gave a keynote presentation at the 17th China Optical Valley International Forum on Intellectual Property Rights in Wuhan, China, by invitation of the Governor of Hubei province. He explained that FinTech and Blockchain technology can help in several areas of IPR management and presented several solutions from Germany and China. […]
Jochen Biedermann, Founder & CEO of Blockchain Asia, discussing the Central Asia opportunity and enabling trust via both the blockchain and the collaboration of financial centers with Sam Tidswell-Norrish. By Motive Partners. Recorded at AIFC during the Astana Finance Days.
Together with our Chinese partners, we celebrated the grand opening of Tech 4 in Wuhan yesterday. Tech 4 aims to develop and support a vibrant Blockchain community in Hubei province. Please find further information on Tech 4 here.
Our cooperation partner Frankfurt School Blockchain Center has published an interesting article on Libra, the new stablecoin proposed by Facebook: Facebook Coin: A Crypto Currency Relevant for Hundreds of Millions of People in Developing and Emerging Countries Authors: Philipp Sandner, Jonas Gross, Felix Bekemeier Here are their key findings: Libra will not be pegged to […]
We will take part in the World Blockchain Forum in Singapore. On June 22 & 23, 2019 World Blockchain Forum will hold the World Blockchain Awards.Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands. Please find more details and the agenda on our event page. You can register for the event here. Please contact us for arranging meetings.
A recent report by Deloitte provides results of a survey conducted in February 2019 among senior executives from large corporations in a dozen countries. With 83%, almost all respondents agree that “blockchain technology is broadly scalable and will eventually achieve mainstream adoption.” They believe that “blockchain can enhance their further integration toward more touchless business […]
Introduction In 2016 and 2017, we witnessed the stellar success of ICOs and their steep drop in 2018. The ease of raising capital via unregulated token sales was initially their blessing but later became their curse. FOMO (fear of missing out) attracted many inexperienced investors, which bought tokens of projects, which neither had a compelling […]
Not only many young start-ups focus on blockchain technology for several years. 多年来，不仅许多年轻的初创企业都专注于区块链技术。 The People’s Bank of China has shown a great interest as well, being a major international holder of blockchain-related patents. 中国人民银行也对之表现出极大的兴趣，它已成为区块链相关专利的主要国际持有者。 Furthermore, blockchain technology has also caught the interest of large corporations. 除此之外，区块链技术也引起了大公司的兴趣。They are working to integrate blockchain solutions into their powerful […]