Blockchain Digest: Thailand approves four crypto exchanges; TenX president Hosp steps down

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Thailand has issued its first licenses to four cryptocurrency exchanges, Bx, Bitkub, Coins and Satang Pro, granting them permission to operate in the country.

Vietnam accuses Facebook of violating controversial cybersecurity law

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Vietnam’s government has said that Facebook has violated a new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on its platform.


Chinese web giants driving Latin America’s mobile tech boom

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Long term, Beijing wants to cement deals with countries that are both resource-rich—a critical need for Chinese industry—and have growing consumer demand. Often, those nations and their technology firms are seeking Chinese expertise—and money.


From AI to blockchain, Indian law firms add new practice areas to stay ahead of peers

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.Indian law firms are developing newer practice areas – from forensic to AI and from blockchain to defence advisory – to keep pace with the evolving nature of businesses.


Law firms vs digital disruption: the emergence of legaltech in SEA

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With technology disrupting all walks of life, the legal industry, too, is seeing a growing demand for legaltech and regtech to increase efficiency and lower operational costs.


China resumes video game approvals after months-long freeze

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The 80 titles approved on Saturday did not include games from industry leader Tencent.


US-tech giant Intel’s VC arm backs China’s Sky Limit Entertainment

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The round follows previous investments from AVICTC, Lenovo Capital, Shenzhen Weiyue Creative Investment Group and Mango Cultural and Creative Industry Private Equity Fund.


Alibaba-backed SingPost to deploy LogiNext tech to boost last-mile delivery

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LogiNext, which raised its Series A round of $10 million from Alibaba-backed Indian payments major Paytm, is looking to raise its next round of funding which is said to be in the region of $10 million.


Google CEO Pichai says ‘no plans’ to relaunch Chinese search engine

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Google’s main search platform has been blocked in China since 2010, but the Alphabet Inc unit has been attempting to make new inroads into the country.


Google exploring steps to open representative office in Vietnam

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The news comes as a controversial cybersecurity law is set to take effect next month, requiring global technology firms to open local offices and store data in the country.