To become Asia’s blockchain hub, Taiwan will need to overcome bureaucratic inertia and stiff competition from Singapore and Hong Kong.  Cryptocurrency is dead. Long live blockchain. That’s the growing consensus among all but the most ardent crypto bulls as governments move to crimp virtual currency but explore uses for its underlying distributed ledger technology. Bitcoin,…

Taiwan foresees heightened business opportunities, especially in areas related to the digital economy, green energy, and the biomedical sector. The annual Taiwan Business Alliance Conference organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is an effort to stimulate interest in investing in Taiwan among foreign and overseas Chinese enterprises. The 2017 Conference, held October 6…

In recent months, the public faceoff between ride-hailing app Uber Technologies and Taiwanese regulators has at times overshadowed the many ways in which the United States and Taiwan are working together in the digital economy. The collaboration covers a number of digital-economy initiatives first outlined in a Digital Economy Forum held in Washington, D.C. in…

At the Diigital Economy Forum, left to right, American Institute in Taiwan director Kin Moy, U.S. delegation leader Vaughan Turekian, Taiwan delegation leader Duh Tyzz-jiun, and Vice Minister of the National Development Council Lin Huan. (Photo: CNA)

The U.S. and Taiwan have broad common ground for cooperation and collaboration. A one-day U.S.-Taiwan “Digital Economy Forum” held in Taipei in early December provided delegations from the two governments with an opportunity to exchange views on approaches to promoting and regulating the Internet economy, as well as on identifying potential areas of bilateral cooperation….