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Singapore’s Path to Digital Economy Still Facing Some Roadblocks

Use of mobile banking has overtaken physical branch interactions by 15% during the past 12 months, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Singapore Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. It is clear that Singapore’s Smart Nation journey to digitally transform its banking

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Alexa, Google Home: Smart Speaker Installed Base to Hit 100 Million by End of 2018

Canalys expects the smart speaker installed base will approach the 100-million barrier by the end of this year, making it almost 2.5 times bigger than at the end of 2017. The installed base will keep growing, more than doubling in

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12 Proptech Companies in Asia You Should Know

Proptech, a term that refers to the use of technology as a solution to challenges in the real estate sector, has witnessed rapid adoption around the world, but most particularly in Asia Pacific (APAC). According to a report by JLL

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PH Firm Regent Blockchain Closes $4M Deal and Got Acquired

Philippine company Regent Blockchain Group, Ltd., has raised up to $4 million in a joint venture deal with US-based diversified holding company PHI Group, Inc. The JV firm to be created will engage in offshore financial center and blockchain businesses,

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Singapore Airlines Launches Rumoured Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet, KrisPay

After rumours abound, and the launch of e-wallet BigPay by Air Asia from across the Causeway, Singapore Airlines has finally made their own e-wallet app available for download on iTunes. The KrisPay platform was intended to digitalise the KrisFlyer frequent flyer

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Is the Bitbon System an Alternative for Entrepreneurs?

The economic field is currently undergoing the fourth industrial revolution. Evolutionary changes directly related to scientific and technological progress take place in this segment. Along with the economy, the structure of business relations and the model of entrepreneurial activity as

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OCBC Spends SGD14 Million to Reduce Teller Jobs by Half Within Two Years

OCBC Bank has gone on an SGD14 million endeavor to deploy new ATMs and digital service kiosks in Singapore, in a bid to keep abreast of the ongoing transformation of the banking industry. Instead of having to head out to

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GeTS Launches Open Trade Blockchain to Join China’s Belt Road Initiative

An Open Trade Blockchain (OTB), was just launched in Singapore—the region’s first cross-border blockchain platform that is intended to align with China’s Belt Road Initiative. The Belt Road Initiative is China’s ambitious bid to become more technologically interconnected with the

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F10 FinTech Hackathon in Singapore – Get Access to Fintech Trends and Young Talents

After writing successful hackathon stories in Switzerland where valuable partnerships have started and game-changing fintech ideas have been born, it is time for F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator to further the revolution of the finance industry on an international level.

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Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Vietnam

Fintech companies, which leverage technology and digital platforms to provide financial services at lower cost and wider, better access, have a key role to play in Vietnam where only 59% of the population have a formal bank account. A paper

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