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ASEAN+1 pledge to advance blockchain; Paypal to launch wallet in China | The Daily Forkast

Six blockchain groups in the Asia-Pacific form a consortium, aiming to champion blockchain advocacy in the region.

Blockchain and fintech groups in five ASEAN countries and Australia sign a memo to advance blockchain innovation together.

The consortium hopes to engage regional regulators as blockchain draws more attention from institutions.

Paypal announces plans to launch a new domestic wallet in China, with a focus on cross-border payments. It insists it’s not a competitor to existing giants Alipay and WeChat Pay.

We’ll have more on that story — and other news shaping the cryptocurrency and blockchain world — in this episode of The Daily Forkast, April 21.