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From establishing technical user groups and meetups, through to helping institutions develop their own hackathons & communities


Sailing to the moon (and back)29th April 2023

It’s been exactly 5 years, 10 months and 34 days - for a total of 2,164 days since I set-out on my personal journey to obtain regulatory approval for the custody of digital assets in Malaysia. I could’ve sailed to the moon and back in less time, and to be honest, it sometimes felt as though I did.


Applying Islamic Finance to Blockchains18th October 2019

Now that Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple are available to the general public, it’s even more important to understand the intricate differences between the three assets that have now been approved. How does the divergence of technical and economic foundations of these crypto-currencies affect the view of Shariah scholars and their opinions of blockchains as a whole?


WTF is BloqVerse?14th April 2019

With the new website for bloqverse having recently been launched, it’s time to slowly retreat from our stealth mode establishment and to start publicly talking about the work that has taken place on this project over the past eighteen months.


Islamic FinTech Dialogue - 201921st February 2019

The Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD) Conference is an event that focuses on the convergence of the Islamic finance industry with the financial technology (fintech) industry. The inaugural IFD 2017 was attended by more than 300 participants from across the globe. This year’s event took place on the 19th and 20th of February, 2019 at Sasana Kijang, where our CEO (Mark Smalley) was invited to take part in a discussion regarding the topic of competing Vs collaborating.


Applying Blockchains to Financial Services26th January 2019

As we kick-start 2019, Malaysia makes bold new moves within the crypto world by introducing new laws on digital currencies and tokens, which came in effect last week. In partnership with REDmoney Events, R1 will be conducting our first public seminar of 2019, which is taking place on the 27th of February in KL, Malaysia. The audience will be taken on a tour starting with the technical foundations through to analysing some of the most popular use cases, such as trade finance and escrow.


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