Indonesia issues world's first blockchain sukuk

Islamic financial firms are incorporating social elements, such as environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices, to widen their appeal beyond religiously-minded customers in the Gulf and Southeast Asia.


China wants centralised digital currency after bitcoin crackdown

In late September, central bank governor Yi Gang said China’s new currency may be associated with existing electronic payment systems, such as the popular WeChat and AliPay phone apps, which are widespread and allow yuan transactions via bank accoun


JPMorgan-backed cybersecurity firm eyes Aussie banks

The cybersecurity company will open offices in Sydney and Melbourne with a starting presence of five full-time employees, led by former Symantec and Linksys executive Stephanie Boo, the firm's Asia-Pacific managing director.