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Owing to the country’s friendly regulatory environment with respect to financial markets, and fintech and blockchain within it, various other global cryptocurrency groups are expanding their presence in Singapore.
Broctagon participated in Labuan IBFC's CoDE Asia 2021 on Thursday, 21 October 2021. Growing into its third edition, CoDE Asia 2021 is themed "Future Forward: Next Gen Digital Ecosystems”. Representing Broctagon was Cecilia Chan, our Head of Liquidity (Asia) and Executive Director. With 22 years in the financial industry, Cecilia was the former Vice President at Singapore Exchange and a Senior Manager in Exchange & Regulatory relations at Hang Seng Indexes. On Recent Trends Cecilia pointed out that within the digitalisation space, the most interesting aspect of digitalisation in recent times would be digital currencies issued by the central bank. As Decentralised Finance (DeFi) continues to grow, central banks want to be more involved in the process. Cecilia explained that we are more familiar with central bank money because it’s safe, liquid, and has integrity - given that context, central banks have to evolve to suit the digitalisation aspect of the economy. The Advantages of Digital Currencies Cecilia shared that digital currency allows for better cross-border payments at a lower cost. This improves efficiency across borders, leading to faster settlements, making payment less of a hassle for retail and consumers. The Future and the Now Cecelia expresses that here at Broctagon, we stay ahead of the game by trying to foresee what the market needs before the problem arises. As a tech solutions provider the specialises in Fintech, we are actuely aware of the issues that plague it, such as the problem of fragmented liquidity that the crypto market faces as a whole. Liquidity in crypto, for example, is concentrated in the top 3% of crypto exchanges, accounting for less than 25% of trading volume - not including the OTC desk and P2P aspects In light of this, we want to create awareness and inclusion of digital assets for mainstream adoption. AUM growth in crypto has tripled from 2020 to 2021, so we want to create solutions to cater to the institutional crowd and address liquidity as it continues to be a big problem in the institutional space. Staying Relevant Cecilia explained that the beauty of DeFi is its ability to skip through all the intermediaries, allowing their users to go straight to the source without any intervention. Regulators know that DeFi will continue to evolve given this, and they are now starting to establish regulations in the DeFi space. As regulators, they are bound to keep in check investor and consumer interests and are unable to sit out this process as the welfare of their citizens are at stake. While they explore this space, they are trying to navigate and create guidelines. Yet because the industry is so borderless, it is very difficult for them to work with one another. The lack of a single framework makes it more difficult for regulators to transverse the crypto landscape.
Article first published here in The Straits Times SINGAPORE - When the pandemic hit last year and left Mr Ng Yu Jie stuck at home without a job, a seemingly improbable solution popped into his head - dabble in cryptocurrency to generate some income. Mr Ng's first step was to invest $350 in Ripple (XRP) on trading platform Torque when each unit cost about 20 US cents or 27 Singapore cents. The price rose steadily to 60 US cents: "My $350 became $1,000 so I cashed out," recalled 26-year-old Mr Ng, who has a diploma in mechanical engineering and used to work as a guide for pub crawlers. "I saw an opportunity for passive income. I felt that the prices were quite stable and I could get some money without having to work for it. The greed in me grew and I wanted to put in more to get more returns." Mr Ng, who spends eight hours a day reading news about cryptocurrencies and analysing the prices of digital coins, opened more trading accounts with Torque and increased his investments over time to about $10,000. Torque was then suddenly shut in February and he was unable to withdraw his crypto assets, which had appreciated to about $20,000. "I felt that I should really use crypto to recover what I lost in Torque," Mr Ng said. "So in June, I opened an account with Binance and started trading with $2,000." In three months, he made a profit of $10,000 from crypto trading. "I feel that my strategy works, unless there is a change to the regulation, like MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) banning more platforms for Singapore users. Then I may need to start looking for a job," said Mr Ng. "For now, crypto trading is my main source of income. If I stop, my income will stop too." Mr Don Guo, co-founder and chief executive of fintech solutions provider Broctagon Fintech Group, has a different take on cryptocurrencies. Mr Don Guo does not view cryptocurrency tokens as a viable short-term investment product.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG; Mr Guo, 37, bought 300 Ether (ETH) at US$700 each in 2017 - an outlay of US$210,000. "Over time, I did liquidate some of them and bought into some other altcoins and Bitcoin as well," said Mr Guo, who still has about 10 ETH. "It wasn't actually meant to be an investment at that point in time, even though there was a lot of speculation about how it could rise." Mr Guo had bought Ether to use for payments and business purposes and, even now, he does not view cryptocurrency tokens as a viable short-term investment product despite having benefited from the rise in value. "As we all know, most cryptocurrencies are rather volatile, and if you were to just jump in and out of it on every piece of information you get, you would be so busy. "I don't think many people can (do that), unless they are really professional traders." Mr Guo said he is mentally prepared to lose whatever he has put into cryptocurrency trading: "It's not money that I need to use for more important purposes, like to pay for my house or (sustain) my livelihood."
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Broctagon Prime participated in iFX EXPO International 2021 during the period of 4 - 6 October. A three-day event, the expo was one of the first large-scale in-person events that have been scheduled in Limassol, Cyprus in two years. As we rubbed shoulders with industry giants like SAXO Bank, Swissquote Bank, and MetaQuotes, the expo was charged with a certain fervor as many brokers looked for new opportunities to expand and improve their businesses. The Main Attraction A few products of ours in particular stole the limelight: Liquidity, especially our Crypto CFDs liquidity with our winning combination of 24/7 trading and an extensive symbols list; full MT4/5 white label solutions where our CRM suite particularly impressed clients with its sophisticated multi-tier affiliate system, availability in more than 10 languages, and deployability within 1 business day. NEXUS 2.0, our spot crypto liquidity hub, also garnered a lot of attention from exchanges that are looking to break into the market and offer enhanced services that can compete with the bigger names in crypto. We also took the opportunity to introduce the NEXUS WorldBook to the participants, a movement aimed at introducing a universal, inter-exchange liquidity standard for digital assets. A Roaring Success We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone that has dropped by our booth, especially towards the many new partnerships that were forged during these three days. We truly appreciate your trust in us. With the event being a great success, we look forward to seeing you next year in iFX Expo 2022!
“While a huge driver of its growth, shib's status as a memecoin may very well also be its bane," said Don Guo, the chief executive of trading technology company Broctagon, said in emailed comments, adding he believes it's "impossible" that shiba inu could ever reach $1.
Article was first published here in The Financial Times Singapore’s cryptocurrencies approach shouldn’t be seen as controversial (“Singapore faces fight for Asia crypto crown”, Report, October 1). Recent regulatory clampdowns may have raised questions about Singapore’s open approach to crypto businesses, but the regulators here have got it right. Whether or not the region’s “big bet” pays off, banning cryptocurrency trading makes no sense. The industry remains a “wild west” because there is no consistency on standards to make it stable and secure for investors. Trading, in particular, remains fractured and illiquid, which contributes to the wild price swings. If it’s a matter of taking a balanced approach, the only way you can be sure you are getting it wrong is by banning them entirely. Financial authorities, such as those in China, have been all too quick to ban elements of crypto, which only puts investors at greater risk of fraud, such as initial coin offering scams. People will continue to use cryptocurrencies so this will only push activity underground or elsewhere. Just look at the number of start-ups and talent piling into the sector. The way we see it in Singapore, it is much better to find out how to solve these problems and benefit from being part of the crypto journey. Done correctly, regulation can be very productive and foster crypto development in a healthy way by working with the industry to improve standards and prevent illicit activity. Plenty of businesses out there want to help create that framework. It’s about time the US and other leading markets caught up and took steps to establishcollective frameworks so investors can operate safely and business can thrive. Increasingly, for Singapore, the financial competition in the region is a game of fintech innovation, so I don’t see how we could exclude cryptocurrencies. Our approach to crypto regulation has created an environment that fosters innovation while setting up frameworks for security and stability. Now that Singapore’s crypto start-ups are gaining momentum, its mainstream financial institutions are learning about the technology and global blockchain businesses are setting up in the region. Don GuoChief Executive, Broctagon Fintech Group, Singapore
Halving might boost Bitcoin price due to its added scarcity, giving it a positive trend, says Broctagon CEO Don Guo in his analysis to CoinDesk.
Broctagon Fintech Group has pledged a donation of 58,000 surgical masks, in support of Contribute SG’s initiative, to the healthcare professionals and frontline workers fighting in the field of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Multi-asset liquidity provider Broctagon has launched NEXUS 2.0, a new service designed to tackle the issue of crypto exchange price disparity. | Coin Rivet
Broctagon was present at the recently-concluded Saigon Financial Education Summit (SFES), held at Ho Ch Minh City, Vietnam, on September 21st 2019.
Increasing market demand for more sophisticated crypto trading methods drives Broctagon Fintech Group to new heights, pushing it past $5million in turnover.
Broctagon Fintech Group has launched Blockchain-in-a-Box (BIB), a blockchain solutions kit starter kit designed to provide a tangible proof-of-concept for modern companies looking to integrate blockchain into their businesses.
Broctagon Fintech Group officially opened the doors to our new Singapore headquarters with much fanfare at our opening party on 24th July 2019, right in the heart of Asia’s financial hub.
Fintech solutions provider Broctagon Fintech Group announced that it will be opening its new headquarters in the heart of Asia, metropolitan city-state Singapore.
Broctagon Fintech Group was awarded the title of "Best Cryptocurrency Liquidity Provider" at the WikiFX Kuala Lumpur Financial Summit 2019.
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Broctagon offers Islamic compliant gold and oil trade offerings backed by physical gold, and by tying the prices of oil futures from exchanges around the world without any positive or negative swaps. | Forbes
Blockchain is beneficial to many industries, but businesses find it tough to integrate. Broctagon identified the need for Blockchain-as-a-Service. | Forbes
Calling it "another huge blow to Facebook's digital currency project", Don Guo, Broctagon's CEO, said the decision came as "no surprise". | The Independent
“Digital currencies are coming into the mainstream and international competition is heating up," Don Guo, Broctagon's CEO responds to China's 'new Bitcoin'. | The Indepedent
“Libra’s launch is undoubtedly an exciting move for the industry. This would be a huge step towards crypto going mainstream.” | Bloomberg
Singapore-based Broctagon is a fast-growing technology provider that merges traditional finance with the innovations of blockchain technology, offering complete forex solutions, end-to-end blockchain services, deep institutional multi-asset liquidity.
Broctagon would be working alongside trading technology firm TradAir to provide cryptocurrency liquidity akin to the foreign exchange (FX) market. | Finance Magnates
NEXUS is developed with Broctagon's vision of elevating the disruptive boom of crypto trading to the sheer scale and efficiency of the forex market. | Yahoo! Finance
The newly introduced offering entails a number of solutions aimed at addressing issues of liquidity typically associated with digital currency trading. | Finance Magnates