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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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SBIP will look at growing the blockchain tech talent pool to enable ICT companies to

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Singapore in world first for facial verification

A woman absorbed by her mobile phone in front of the Singapore skyline
A woman absorbed by her mobile phone in front of the Singapore skyline

Singapore will be the first country in the world to use facial verification in its national identity scheme.

The biometric check will give Singaporeans secure access to both private and government services.

The government’s technology agency says it will be “fundamental” to the country’s digital economy.

It has been trialled with a bank and is now being rolled out nationwide. It not only identifies a person but ensures they are genuinely present.

“You have to make sure that the person is genuinely present when they authenticate, that

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