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Netflix leans on India for its latest push into Asia

November 10, 2018 |

Netflix’s big push into Asia just got a whole lot bigger, and India is at the heart of it. – RSS Channel – World


Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned

October 31, 2018 |

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost eight years on blasphemy charges. – RSS Channel – World

Facebook, Google May Face Billions in New Taxes Across Asia, Latin America

October 29, 2018 |

Inspired by the EU, more governments across the world are contemplating a tax based on the revenue of foreign technology companies like Facebook and Google rather than their profit. What’s News Asia

Goldman Changes Asia Banking Leadership as New CEO Digs In

October 21, 2018 |

Goldman Sachs is shaking up its leadership in Asia, where a high-profile corruption scandal has dampened an otherwise strong stretch of deal-making. What’s News Asia

‘UFO spotted’ in Asia? Bizarre lights seen over China baffle onlookers

October 15, 2018 |

Mysterious lights were spotted in China last week, leaving onlookers to wonder what they were and some even questioned if they were from another planet.
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FBI Personnel Recalled From Asia Amid Probe Into Prostitution, Partying

October 12, 2018 |

Several FBI employees have been recalled to Washington from cities in Asia in recent months as the agency investigates allegations related to parties and interactions with prostitutes, according to people familiar with the matter. What’s News Asia

Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to Asia

October 8, 2018 |

Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to Asia

Hong Kong is the first country in Asia to officially be connected by Cointext, a service which enables anyone to send money to mobile phone numbers or Bitcoin Cash addresses without Internet, apps, or accounts. In addition to residents of the Chinese autonomous territory, Israelis and Palestinians also now have access to the service.

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Cointext Expands to Asia

Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to AsiaCointext, a service which enables cryptocurrency users to transact directly over mobile SMS, has announced today that it launched support for its Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallet to Hong Kong, as well as Israel and the Palestinian territories (Palestine). “These are important regions for us to connect because they’re financial centers,” said founder and lead developer Vin Armani. “And Cointext gives them a simple alternative to physical cash.”

Cointext users access their wallets by sending SMS commands like BALANCE, RECEIVE, and SEND to a local access number. A new wallet is instantly set up the moment the recipient receives a message through the service. Residents in the new countries get a Cointext wallet by texting the word START to their respective numbers (Hong Kong: 85257456744; Israel: 972526230418).

Hebrew and Chinese Are in the Works

Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to AsiaLaunched back in March of this year in the US, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, and the UK, Cointext is a full-featured wallet that doesn’t require apps, accounts, passwords or even access to the Internet. The service offers an on-ramp to the cryptocurrency ecosystem for anyone with an SMS-enabled phone.

Earlier this month we reported that Cointext has expanded its service to six more European countries. On Oct. 1 the company announced that people can now use the app to send BCH over SMS in Germany, France, Austria, Portugal, Estonia and Czech Republic.

Both the Hong Kong and Israel releases have the default messaging in English, but Hebrew and Chinese languages are in the works, the company said. With this latest expansion to East Asia and in the Middle East, Cointext now services a total of 25 countries and supports a total of fifteen languages.

What other locations around the world should Cointext expand to next? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Trump Pursues Trade Deals in Asia, Europe Amid Frostiness With China

September 25, 2018 |

The Trump administration is turning to allies in Asia and Europe for trade deals as U.S. relations with China deteriorate and the world’s two largest economies exchange tit-for-tat tariffs that risk damaging global commerce. What’s News Asia


Asia Argento’s Attorney Fires Warning Shot at Jimmy Bennett Over Upcoming TV Interview

September 22, 2018 |

Asia Argento’s attorney fired off a stern warning to Jimmy Bennett — be very careful with what you say about me … or you’re gonna regret it. Asia’s attorney, Mark Heller, fired off a letter to Jimmy’s lawyer Thursday — obtained by TMZ –…


Planet’s strongest storm hits Asia

September 16, 2018 |

Typhoon Mangkhut is the strongest storm on earth so far this year. The typhoon’s path has taken it to the Philippines, Hong Kong and now mainland China. – RSS Channel – World