Singapore takes hands off approach to Bitcoins

Singapore's MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) has decided to take a hands off approach to Bitcoins in Singapore. It will not be regulated. It has also since issued tax guidelines. The Bitcoin scene has been rather active in Singapore, from appearances and interviews on Channel News Asia, to the Bitcoin Conference to being the pit stop for the Bitcoin World Tour. From Techinasia: Singapore government decides not to interfere with Bitcoin The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, has decided not to intervene on whether…
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From TechinAsia: Despite panic, China’s regulation of Bitcoin leaves room for optimism by Jack Wang

Tech in Asia is a popular online tech news site started in Singapore! From Despite panic, China’s regulation of Bitcoin leaves room for optimism Jack Wang is a cofounder of Dearcoin, a Bitcoin startup based in Beijing. He can be reached at or @jw2856 on WeChat. On December 5, 2013, the People’s Bank of China, Ministry of Information Industry, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and China Insurance Regulatory Commission jointly issued a notice warning citizens about the risks of Bitcoin. The immediate response was a steep drop in…
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Free Hearthstone Beta Keys in Singapore Bugis+ Event (and 2 free packs/$4 battlenet balance)

(update: if you're not in Singapore, another round of hearthstone beta key invites have been sent out!) If you're in Singapore from 6th to 8th December you can swing by Bugis+ for a free Hearthstone Beta Key as well as a $4 topup to buy battlenet balance so as to get booster packs or others. They both seem to come in card form so I'm not sure how limited the stocks are but there seemed to be a lot. (I didn't take any as I already have the…
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Coin Watch: Channel News Asia interviews David Moskovitz, Bitcoin hits 1200 closing with paper gold, Litecoin takes a high of 48 USD and 380 Yuan (62 USD) hitting 1 Billion market cap before crashing to 36, on Yahoo, Zerohedge

David Moskovitz of being interviewed on channel news asia in Singapore. He held up pretty well in the interview. An older CNA on bitcoin Screenshots Bitcoin breaks 1200 USD mark today, making a milestone as well as pretty much sidling up with paper gold thats hovering around 1240. It lost a bit of steam, cant break 7000 yuan in china it seems. Maybe this adds support to the possibility that this round is a west side push? A roller coaster day as well as a crazy rise in…
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Bitcoin Travelling Couple on Wall Street Journal and Guardian (updated)

The bitcoin couple managed to travel around the world without using a single dollar or cent of fiat and just used bitcoins have also managed to land themselves into the wall street journal. The bitcoin couple were previously here in Singapore. Want to read about another bitcoin event that happened in Singapore? The Singapore Bitcoin Conference. a tricontinental odyssey taken with his wife, Beccy Bingham-Craig, 29, and a film crew documenting their travails, which started in Provo, Utah. Their mission: to live on bitcoin alone. "It's been consistently…
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Have Bitcoin, will Travel, local english and chinese coverage on Life on Bitcoin’s Bitcoin World Tour and final pitstop in Singapore and roundup

(want to read about the bitcoin conference in Singapore?) Just a few days ago on the friday that has passed (1st of November), the Craig couple (or bitcoin couple) have spent the past 100 days, crossing continents, countries, sovereigns, jurisdictions without spending dollars or fiat. They've made their way from Utah, America to Stockholm, Sweden to Berlin, Germany to Singapore, Singapore. The bitcoin couple's blog: The kickstarter was to pay for the film crew, where they will be handling the documentary of their pretty incredible journey. Proof of…
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Singapore Pilot puts aviation career on hold to work on Bitcoin startup in Sweden

Recently, a person rediscovered his $27 stash of bitcoin had bloomed into $886,000, buying him an upscale apartment, the couple travelling on bitcoin also made a stop in Singapore!   A singapore pilot literally picked up his bags and left for sweden to start FYB Sweden (find your bitcoin) which caters to northern europe. TechinAsia explores his life story as well as his motivations, and his thoughts on bitcoin between europe and asia, as well as his thoughts on bitcoin in Singapore. From Techinasia and reddit: Shiwen is…
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