HKEX to Work With ASX on Blockchain

Hong Kong Stock Exchange intends to reduce operational costs with blockchain
21 March 2018   408

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is actively exploring the possibilities of blockchain technologies for implementation on its site. To this end, the company enlisted the support of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), which announced the transition from the current CHESS clearing system to a new solution created on the basis of a distributed ledger, the Financial Times reported.

It is worth noting that after two years of testing, ASX became the first major trading platform, which transferred operations to the blockchain. It is noteworthy that the exchange also became the most profitable among similar sites in 2017 - its income was 77% against 71% for HKEX.

As the publication writes, the executive director of HKEX, Charles Li, said that his site "is interested in using blockage in a number of areas, including lending and over-the-counter trading." In addition, HKEX is now "tightly communicating" with ASX to "understand the essence of their work and exchange information."

It is noted that in the past HKEX has already launched its own project to create a blockchain system for small businesses, but faced a shortage of qualified software developers, which is why the work in this direction was discontinued. However, now the site is faced with the need to reduce its operating costs, which, Li believes, will be reduced with blockchain.

Line to Launch Bibox Exchange in Singapore

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem
16 July 2018   140

One of the most popular messengers in Asia Line has launched a Bitbox exchange in Singapore. Trading on the platform started this morning and is limited to pairs with crypto-currencies, Cryptovest reports.

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem.

BITBOX is only for trading cryptocurrencies (Digital Tokens). Fiat currencies (USD, KRW, etc.) cannot be exchanged on BITBOX.
 

Bitbox Website

Bitbox charges a 0.1% commission and supports 15 languages, including English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French and German. In Russia, the US, Japan and some other countries, the exchange is not available.

At the beginning of the year, Line Group applied for a license to the Japan Financial Services Agency, but the process dragged on because of tightening of the regulator's requirements in the light Coincheck exchange hack. All crypto exchange, wishing to provide services in the Japanese market, are required to obtain permission from the local regulator.

Currently, Line is also in the process of obtaining a license in the US. The company decided to open its first trading platform for crypto-currencies in Singapore, as this city-state adheres to a progressive approach to the regulation of the digital currency sphere.

With cryptocurrency, we are going to take our challenge in financial services global.
 

Takeshi Idezawa

CEO, Line

In May, Line Group denied rumors that it intends to release its own token and distribute it through the ICO. Every month Line is used by about 200 million people. The messenger is extremely popular in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.