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Singapore invests SGD 12 million to expand blockchain technology research

Singapore has invested SGD12 million in the first national effort to expand blockchain technology research and strengthen the country’s blockchain ecosystem.

Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme (SBIP) was launched on December 7 by Enterprise Singapore (ESG),  Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF), and supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Funded by NRF, this national effort aims to align blockchain technology research with the needs of the industry, facilitating the development, commercialisation and adoption of wider real-world applications. 

SBIP will look at growing the blockchain tech talent pool to enable ICT companies to further tap on blockchain technologies. Photo courtesy: Unsplash

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He helped expand Disney’s empire. Can Kevin Mayer do the same for TikTok?

Kevin Mayer <span class="copyright">(Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)</span>
Kevin Mayer (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Kevin Mayer, who led the rise of Walt Disney Co.’s streaming business and served as the architect of blockbuster deals, is leaving the company to run the fast-growing mobile video app TikTok, the company said Monday.

Mayer will become chief executive of TikTok as well as chief operating officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance.

Mayer’s departure comes shortly after Disney’s board selected parks and products chairman Bob Chapek to succeed Bob Iger as its CEO in late February. Iger, who’d been CEO for 15 years, took on the role of executive chairman.

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