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Local Fintech Firm Partners with Dubai Royal Family To Expand in The Middle East

Singapore based fintech firm Touché has signed an agreement with SEED Group as their local partner. In this agreement SEED will assist Touché in expanding their fingerprint-based payment and loyalty management solution to the Middle East. Based in Dubai, SEED

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Vietnam Welcomes New Fintech Bachelor Program

On September 26, 2018, the National Economics University in Hanoi officially held a launch ceremony for the new International Bachelor Program in Financial Technology. Attending the event were Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat, principal of the school, Assoc. Prof. Jenho

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Bloomberg Accuses Apple of using Special Microscopic Chip-bugs on Supermicro Servers

So far, the misuse of personal data and corresponding cybersecurity measures have been the hottest topics in 2018 – just remember what’s been in the news in March. If it happens that you live under a rock, I mean precisely

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8 Influential Singaporean Fintech Companies Hiring in October

It has been an up and down journey, but right now Singapore might be one of the best places to get a job in fintech. Known as one of Southeast Asia’s fintech hubs, we have quite a plethora of not

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IMF and World Bank Sets Fintech Blueprint — 12 Policy Elements To Harness Fintech

Fintech seems to be taking center stage these days with international bodies like the IMF and World Bank recognising its importance to society. During the Bali Fintech Agenda, IMF and World Bank jointly launch a set of 12 policy elements

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Fintech Regulation: New Law to Impact Mobile Wallet Operators in Singapore

Singapore is about to introduce a new law to prevent shadow banking by requiring mobile wallet operators and payments startups to ring-fence deposits so they don’t function as unregulated banks. In an exclusive interview (paywall) with the Business Times, Ravi Menon,

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Jewel Paymentech Teams Up With one of Malaysia’s Leading Fintech Payments Firm

Jewel Paymentech a local financial risk technology company recently signed a partnership with Soft Space, one Malaysia leading payments fintech firm, who despite having their co-founder recently step down is showing no signs of slowing down. This partnership is aimed at

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Proprietary Exchange Tokens: Why BCIO Is Not Just Another Utility Token

2019 will be a decisive year for the Blockchain industry as the world moves towards a friendlier Crypto environment with governments such as Korea, Singapore, and Switzerland paving the way for appropriate regulatory measures. Likewise, France is aiming to become

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P2P Lending Activity Accelerates in Vietnam

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam with new players entering the market and regulators moving forward with creating a favorable environment. In September, a new company called Megalend Viet Nam Investment and Trading Corporation made its debut

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No Cash, No Pain: What if You Woke Up to No Paper Money?

What if we wake up one day and find that all the paper money that we are familiar with has disappeared? We might shake our empty wallets but it would do us no good. Yet all is not lost, we

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