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Launch of Singapore Valley Awards

Singapore’s undergraduates can look forward to a unique entrepreneurship initiative, the Singapore Valley Awards (“SVA”), which was launched this week. The prize: a rare chance for internships with leading innovation companies in China. The internships will give the winners first-hand

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SoftBank Vision Fund – Investment in Slack, the Business Communication Platform

Slack has announced today a Series G funding round led by Softbank Vision Fund with Accel as second largest investor – expands Slack’s existing $540M funding by an additional $250M; post-money valuation now at $5.1B [April 2016: $3.8bn]. Capital to

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Tradeworks To Launch Upgraded Trade Automation Platform; Eyes China Markets

Copenhagen and Singapore-based trade automation platform Tradeworks is about to launch Tradeworks 3.0, a new upgraded platform intended to take the company to the next level. Tradeworks 3.0 will include many improvements including a brand new interface and a marketplace

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AccessPay and Assembly Payments win SWIFT’s Global GPI Industry Challenge

SWIFT gives two FinTech start-ups the opportunity to work with the co-operative and gpi banks over a three-month period to further enhance cross-border payments, leveraging on SWIFT gpi. The two startups will receive up to 100,000 EUR each to further

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Fintech Takes Off In Indonesia

Investment in fintech startups is set to hit a record hit in 2017 with an estimated 50 deals to close this year, according to an analysis by CB Insights. While the overall industry is gaining traction from both consumers and

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EY, Guardtime and Industry Participants Launch the World’s First Marine Insurance Blockchain Platform

EY and Guardtime announce the world’s first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector. The platform launches in collaboration with A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S, ACORD, Microsoft, MS Amlin, Willis Towers Watson and XL Catlin and after a 20-week proof of concept.

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Infographic of the Crypto Universe

⊃Cryptocurrencies are everywhere nowadays, but they are not all created equal. There have been so many failed coins that scrolling down the list on DeadCoins.com takes a while longer than you’d expect (seriously, take a look. It’s fascinating.) Most of them

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ICO for Options and Futures on the Blockchain Board of Derivatives

You remember the story of when your uncle lost his shirt trading a “hot stock tip”? Usually, cryptocurrencies are no different. Market timing is key in all of investing. That’s why cryptocurrency holders need to get a grip on crypto-derivatives

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MAS Announces Finalists for the Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards. The Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards are among the highlights of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, which will take place in

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Top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the Week (CW 37)

Fintechnews.PH picks every Friday for you the top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the week: Here we go:   PayMaya pushes for more cashless-transaction solutions DIGITAL-payments provider PayMaya Philippines has rolled out mobile-payment technologies in over 350 business establishments enabled

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