Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

South Korean Carrier SKT Launches Blockchain-powered Certification App

The South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom (SKT) has announced the launch of a blockchain-powered ID and authentication certificates service. According to Gvalley News, SK...

Rating Outlook for Sukuk Remains Challenging Due to Covid-19, Low Oil...

Malaysia’s sukuk market issuances are expected to fall this year as the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led companies to be more...

China’s Blockchain Network Eyes Global CBDCs

China’s national blockchain project aims to integrate with global central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The Blockchain Service Network (BSN), a Beijing-backed  initiative that was piloted in...

J-Power Sets Terms for JPY-20bn Green Bond Issue

Japan’s Electric Power Development Co Ltd, known as J-Power, today unveiled the terms and conditions to issue JPY 20 billion (USD 192.8m/EUR 159m) worth...

Hyundai and Kia to Issue Green Bonds to Raise Up to...

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. are planning to raise up to one trillion won through the issuance of green bonds. Each of the...

Bangladeshi Bank Executes World’s 1st Shariah-Based Blockchain Transaction

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, a Jeddah based organisation, has partnered with the Bangladesh-based City Bank to execute the world’s first Shariah-compliant cross-border blockchain...