Posts Tagged: virtual currency


Bitcoin in India

Despite regulatory uncertainty over Bitcoin, a new cryptocurrency exchange launches in India

India’s warning about Bitcoin might have spooked some trading exchanges, but new ones are still popping up. Today a new exchange launc...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 4:55 pm
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Bitcoin in India

India’s central bank warns people on risks of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies

China has banned Bitcoin from being used as a currency; Germany has permitted its transactional use; Singapore is keeping hands-off. India, ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 7:45 pm
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PopCap Launches Pirate-Themed Bejeweled Legend, But Only in Japan

Game developer PopCap is following up on its phenomenally popular Bejeweled game – which has more than 500 million downloads worldwide...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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First Meta secures USD466k from Plug and Play and NRF

First Meta, a Singapore startup that provides a web-based exchange for users to buy, sell, and trade virtual currencies for real money acro...

  • March 29, 2012
  • at 10:40 am
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Tweet for McNuggets: Chinese Startup Offers Social Marketing Rewards

A Chinese startup named Guohe is getting netizens to engage in online social marketing ostensibly for no money – and giving them ̶...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Alphatown, China’s Hippest Virtual City and Social Game

Alphatown is a social network and virtual community created in real-time by its users. It was developed by Douban – now China’s ...

  • October 12, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Ker-ching! Sina Weibo to Launch Virtual Currency, the Weibi

Sina will soon launch a virtual currency to fit into its hit microblogging platform, Weibo. The currency, to be called the Weibi, will allow...

  • July 13, 2011
  • at 3:05 pm
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Stream Media Partners With MOL For More Mobile Payment Options

Singapore-based start-up, Stream Media just announced its partnership with payment service provider MOL AccessPortal. Stream Media is the co...

  • June 16, 2011
  • at 4:19 pm
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TWIA Episode 11: The Asia Web-Tech Odyssey 2010

The whole crew from This Week in Asia takes their last podcast of 2009 to review the major events that rocked the web and tech landscape and...

  • December 30, 2009
  • at 7:30 am
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China's Taobao bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

China’s top e-store bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

Taobao, China’s biggest online marketplace for amateur shopkeepers, has said it will impose a blanket ban on selling anything related ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Momo: With 40 Million Users, China’s Top Flirting App Adds Stickers, Virtual Currency, and VIPs

Momo, China’s top flirting and hook-up app, has updated to v4.0 on both iPhone and Android and added a bunch of new features – all o...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 10:41 am
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Plug and Play Singapore Gives Some Very Real Cash to Virtual Currency Traders First Meta

Silicon Valley startup accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center has given growth capital to the Singapore-based virtual currency exchange servi...

  • March 29, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Every 60 Seconds On the Chinese Internet… [INFOGRAPHIC]

There has been a bit of a fad on the internet in recent days for posts about amazing things that happen online in just one minute, and so th...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 11:05 pm
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After Death, QQ Numbers and Virtual Property are a Legal Grey Area

After death, a person’s online life – from QQ numbers to social media passwords and virtual currency – remains a legal gre...

  • October 13, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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Sina Weibo Moves Into Social Gaming, Payable with Virtual Credits

Sina Weibo just became a bigger time sinkhole with the gradual rolling-out of a games portal – at game.weibo.com – that’s ...

  • July 19, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Facebook Credits Launch in India

Great news for Indian Facebook App Developers: Facebook just rolled out ‘Facebook Credits’ in India. This is a virtual currency...

  • June 16, 2011
  • at 9:12 pm
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TWIA Episode 14: Don't Give Up on China

George Codula, the co-founder of Web2Asia, joined the TWIA crew this week to tell us the other perspective behind the Great Firewall on the ...

  • January 25, 2010
  • at 8:34 am
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