Blockchain 

Diginex Becomes First Asian Firm to Join Steptoe-Led Blockchain Alliance

Hong Kong-based digital financial services startup Diginex has become the first firm in Asia to join the Blockchain Alliance led by Steptoe & Johnson law firm. Over 100 members in 19 countries Diginex — which claimed to be the “first fully-diversified blockchain player on Nasdaq” — has officially joined the Blockchain Alliance, a public-private forum of firms and organizations promoting the secure development of blockchain, the firm announced Oct. 9. Co-founded in 2015 by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Coin Center and led by international law firm Steptoe &…

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Blockchain Financial Firm Diginex Goes Public in Reverse Merger With 8i

Hong Kong-based blockchain financial services firm Diginex Ltd. is scheduled to go public through a reverse merger with investment holding company 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. Subsequently, the firm will be listed on the Nasdaq, Bloomberg reported on July 10. Diginex is reportedly going to close a reverse merger deal with 8i, which will reportedly amount to $276 million including debt. Diginex shareholders will reportedly get 20 million ordinary shares of 8i, valued at $10 per share. According to Diginex’s CEO Richard Byworth the deal is set to ensure “broader market…

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