Singaporean Banks to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform – January 2

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👉 Singaporean Banks to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform 

Two major Singaporean banks are working with multiple other organizations in the country to develop a blockchain trade platform.

The platform will be open-source, and is intended to streamline international trade processes. The very first trade on the platform is due to complete this month, involving $20m of iron ore between Africa and China.

👉 MetaMask App Returns to Google Play Store

The Google Play Store has restored the MetaMask Android app, after initially banning it last week.

The app was supposedly banned for allegedly offering mining services, with an appeal by the MetaMask team being denied swiftly afterward.

👉 China Passes Crypto Password Law

China has passed a law governing cryptographic passwords, as part of its roll-out plan for their central bank digital currency.

The law separates passwords into three categories: passwords, common passwords, and commercial passwords.