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Paypal Buys Hyperwallet for 400m USD

PayPal Holdings announced that it has agreed to acquire Hyperwallet, a global payout platform, for $400 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The acquisition of Hyperwallet enhances PayPal’s payout capabilities, improving the company’s ability to provide an integrated suite

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Top 5 Crowdfunding Platforms in Philippines 2018

The emergence of crowdfunding activities in the Philippines in recent years now valued to millions has compelled the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to craft rules and regulations that will govern them. In fact SEC announced last December that it

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13 Most Promising Blockchain Startups in Korea

Blockchain is a bit of a divided subject in Korea. With a few national controversies hitting the headlines such the controversial ban on ICOs and two crypto exchange hacks in as many weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this

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Myanmar Fintech Sector On Route To Growth: Fintech Startup Report and Map

While the Myanmar financial system remains largely dominated by banks, the non-bank and fintech sector is on route to growth and will likely be playing a key role in the country’s modernization push. Currently, only 5% of the Myanmar population

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Crypto City Guide Ho Chi Minh City

I spent much of the first half of this year living in Ho Chi Minh City (also called Saigon) in Vietnam. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of life there and I can heartily recommend it as a place

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6 Upcoming Fintech Hackathons in Singapore and Hong Kong

Hackathons, design sprint-like events in which programmers and others collaborate intensively on software projects, are surging in popularity in the fintech and blockchain spaces as banks and firms are looking for bright minds to help them build innovative products and

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Indorse Partners with DREAM to Verify Reputations Through Blockchain and AI

Indorse, a decentralized social network for professionals, has announced a partnership with DREAM, a marketplace for high-end blockchain talent. The collaboration aims to provide verification for users’ reputations through the creation of certifiable profiles on both platforms, as well as

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Carousell Launches Caroupay

Carousell, Singapore’s fast growing classifieds marketplace, launches CarouPay. CarouPay is the company’s first integrated payment system for users to buy and sell more conveniently and with greater assurance. The feature is developed in partnership with DBS, Stripe and Visa. Carousellers

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One In Four Investors Say They Are Considering Social Trading In 2018

According to a survey commissioned by Financial Technology group ayondo, about one in four (26%) retail investors are considering Social Trading in 2018. In the survey of UK retail investors conducted by OnePoll, participants are quizzed about their investment habits,

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Leonardo Render Eyes Asian Market; Participates in Korea, China Conferences

Leonardo Render has begun an official foray into the Asian blockchain market, starting with a presence at the MARVELS World Blockchain Summit in Seoul, Korea June 18-19, 2018. MARVEL is a globally minded conference is a meeting of entrepreneurs, IT

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