How Singapore’s Bitcoin Scene is Punching Above its weight

Singapore is a tiny island state in Asia, a mix of the east and west, but has been making waves in the Bitcoin world. 1) It has the highest density of Bitcoin ATMs in the world There are 8 Bitcoin ATMs in Singapore from 4 different makers (2 of which are from Singapore), and they are all located around the central region. It boasts Asia's first Bitcoin ATM, as well as Asia's first Robocoin (2 way machine with cashing out). This has even led tourists from Czech republic…
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NUS Law Student writes Bitcoin Dissertation for his degree

(cs writing here) Although not unprecedented, an american had written his on bitcoin before going to Davis Polk & Wardwell, this might very well be the first one in Asia, at least in english. Pak Nian Lam has written a directed dissertation on the regulation of bitcoin. It is heartening to see the greater attention as well as open approaches to the phenomenon that is the bitcoin protocol. Had it been so just a few years earlier I might have been able to do the same for my…
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Imaginary Markets: I’m on NHK! Bitcoin is Alive and Well in Singapore

You can see the video here at: Couldn't find an embed code. The news should have aired in China during evening primetime in a bitcoin world feature, this one is really quite positive on bitcoin compared to some of the other media coverage out there! Bitcoin is indeed Alive and Well in Singapore (pending future regulatory whirlwinds or "worldwinds" of course) It's a good worthwhile 4 minutes! The segment covered the prevalence of bitcoin ATMs in Singapore, as well as retailers taking the plunge into bitcoining, as well…
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Young Singaporean Interests: Bitcoin and Startups

Fittingly apt for the bitcoin atm capitol of the world, in a country that is trying to build up its innovation sector! Certainly didn't expect it to be so popular among the young Singaporeans. Thoughtbuzz feels the classical sectors are not keeping up with the trends. It is not surprising that most netizens in Singapore discuss stocks and foreign currency investments, considering the market is the regional financial and investment hub. A rising trend also has been discussions around Bitcoin, where the conversations tend to be about Bitcoin…
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Coin of Sale’s Tomas Forgac and Rajah and Tann’s Rajesh Sreenivasan at CNA on China Bitcoin

Coin of Sale's Tomas Forgac and Rajah and Tann's Rajesh Sreenivasan at CNA on China Bitcoin Coin of Sale is a point of sales solution for bitcoin and Rajah and Tann is one of the domestic Big 4 law firms for Singapore Tomas talks about the resilience of bitcoin, and Rajesh emphasises the need to engage with the global phenomenon that is bitcoin, that one cannot ignore it and hope that it will go away, for a technology that is growing incredibly popular not keeping pace would lead…
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Tomas’ Coinofsale Makes Coindesk!

You've previously seen it here, but Tomas' video is making its rounds worldwide! It has made it to coindesk, which you can see at: The early adopters The part-gallery part-café, Artistry, was the first place in Singapore to roll out Coin of Sale. CAD Café in the trendy Haji Lane was the next to follow suit. Now, more than 12 merchants in Singapore are using Coin of Sale – including a microbrewery, a printer shop and several restaurants and bars. Despite the Singapore government’s regulatory crackdown, Forgac says…
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Bitcoin @ NUS, Luv Khemani at N Corner on Bitcoin and Entrepreneurship

Local Exchange fybsg funder Luv Khemani was at NUS' entrepreneur corner to give a talk on bitcoin and entrepreneurship. Luv started with his time in NUS, as well as his first entrepreneurial venture that flopped and then the lessons he learned. Soon, it quickly moved towards bitcoin, which was a hotly debated topic amongst the audience which included a few people from overseas (on exchange?). Of the audience present, about 3 had bitcoins. What is bitcoin, as well as its potential for the future was explored, with the…
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What is Going on in China? Why is China gobbling up all the Bitcoins?

Open up fiatleak and let it run for a while, you will see everything is going to china Almost 97% of bitcoin activity in a 2 hour period had gone into China. Is this institutional and government activity in China? Will they be doing to Bitcoin what they did for Gold prices, taking it down so they can buy more at low prices in anticipation of the endgame? Mt Gox exchange shutdown sparks Chinese bitcoin gold rush Chinese investors rushed to buy bitcoin, seeing it as potentially undervalued,…
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The Race for Singapore’s First Bitcoin ATM, Asia

Update: The site for the Lamassu has been changed from to Update: new rules AMLTF bitcoin intermediary regulations incoming for singapore The race for Bitcoin ATMs is getting heated up in Asia, with numerous news boiling over in two key areas of Singapore and Hong Kong, which are crucial hubs in the bitcoin ecosystem of Asia. Not too long ago, on the front page of MyPaper 我报, Jacqueline Woo reported that Zann Kwan of Bitcoin Exchange would be bringing in a Lamassu (the one way vending machine) Bitcoin…
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