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Singapore FinTech appoints former StanChart Singapore Chief Executive as Chairman

Singapore-based FinTech start-up, Minterest announces the appointment of Mr. Lim Cheng Teck as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Minterest. Mr. Lim retired as ASEAN Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank in May 2017. He was with the bank for over 28 years

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Top 10 Fintech Accelerators In Southeast Asia And Hong Kong for 2018

In 2017, Asia Pacific attracted the largest amount of investment in fintech with a total of US$14.8 billion, according to a report by PwC and Startupbootcamp Fintech. The region represented 56% of the world’s total fintech funding, highlighting Asia’s growing

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Singapore Guidelines to Protect Users of Electronic Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched a public consultation on proposed guidelines to protect users of electronic payments (“e-payments”). The proposed E-payments User Protection Guidelines aim to encourage wider adoption of e-payments by setting standards on the responsibilities

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Partnership to Shape the RegTech Ecosystem in Southeast Asia and Japan

RegPac Revolution headquartered in Singapore and Japan-based encognize have announced a co-operation agreement to support and accelerate the innovation and adoption of Regulatory Technologies, RegTech, in both countries through a program of joint-initiatives. The objectives of the collaboration are to:

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Global Fintech Funding tops US$31B for 2017 – fueled by US$8.7B in Q4

Strong investment of US$8.7B in Q4’17 propelled global fintech funding over the US$31B mark for 2017, sustaining the high level of investment seen in 2016, according to the KPMG Pulse of Fintech report. This brings the total global investment in

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Pajak Pay Aims To Solve Indonesia’s Tax Woes, May Soon Be Available on Go-Jek

Indonesian companies aren’t very diligent when it comes to paying taxes. Instead of filling the state’s accounts, profits go unreported or are stashed in tax havens offshore. In 2016, the government implemented a tax amnesty program, attempting to lure money

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Public Sale Date Set For Social Engagement Innovator Making Waves In Blockchain World

TODAY JET8, a leader in social engagement innovation, announced the public sale date of their new utility token, the J8T. On the 28th FEBRUARY, Singapore-based JET8 will open the floodgates for what is expected to be a hugely popular public

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The Finlab Introduces The First Accelerator Programme For traditional SMEs

The FinLab, a joint venture between United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and SGInnovate , announced the launch of the third cycle of its acceleration programme. The programme is the first designed by a local accelerator for small and medium enterprises

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CopyCash Appoints Amir Eslampanah as CTO

CopyCash, a blockchain-based social travesting platform that disrupts and changes the way traders trade in the forex and cryptocurrency markets, announced the appointment of Amir Eslampanah as its Chief Technology Officer. Amir is also on the Board of Advisor for

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Hardware Wallets for Cryptocurrencies

It’s widely known that hardware wallets are amongst the safest ways to secure cryptocurrencies and now with the recently exposed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, it has become critical for cryptocurrencies users to secure their holdings. A hardware wallet is a

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