Benedict Alibasa

Benedict has over 10 years of experience in security research, investigations, business intelligence reporting and news aggregation. He was the founder of Risk Profiles Philippines – an independent research group.

Philippines Central Bank Warns on Risks of Growing Cryptocurrency Use

| Benedict Alibasa

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will continue to regulate cryptocurrency use in the country, senior officials have said.

US Realtors Association Invests in Blockchain Startup Propy

| Benedict Alibasa

The venture capital arm of the U.S. National Association of Realtors has invested an undisclosed amount in blockchain real estate startup Propy.

Crypto Miners’ Electricity Shouldn’t Be Subsidized: Iranian Energy Minister

| Benedict Alibasa

Low electricity costs make Iran a popular mining destination. That could change.

Budweiser Owner Invests in Blockchain Startup Working to Alleviate Poverty

| Benedict Alibasa

Budweiser's parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is doubling down on its interest in using blockchain tech to assist unbanked workers.

Australia to Crack Down on Crypto Tax Avoidance Schemes

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The Australian Taxation Office is hunting down major tax avoidance schemes using cryptocurrencies, according to a report.

Crypto Developer Komodo ‘Hacks’ Wallet Users to Foil $13 Million Theft

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Cryptocurrency wallet developer Komodo has effectively hacked its own customers to protect their funds from an external attack.

Binance Confirms Stablecoin Offering Coming Soon: Report

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Binance, the top crypto exchange by adjusted trading volume, has told Bloomberg it will issue its own stablecoins, likely within weeks.

DARPA-Funded Study Looks at How Crypto Chats Spread on Reddit

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A U.S. Department of Energy science lab has been studying how well three popular cryptos performed in Reddit chats. Here's what they found.

Visa and App Provider LINE Pay to Use Blockchain in New Fintech Offerings

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Japanese app provider LINE Pay Corporation has inked a deal with Visa to create new fintech services for their retail and merchant customers.

Marshall Islands Sets Up Non-Profit to Oversee National Digital Currency

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The Marshall Islands has set up a not-for-profit organization to oversee the Pacific nation's digital legal tender, the SOV.