Philippines

UnionBank-IBM Blockchain Venture Seen to Revolutionize Trade Finance in Philippines

UnionBank of the Philippines has set its eyes on revolutionising the supply chain finance in the Philippines through its tie-up with tech giant IBM. IBM Philippines chief technologist Lope Doromal Jr disclosed that UnionBank and IBM are working on a

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Philippines’ CEZA Favours Self-Regulation in New Cryptocurrency Asset Regulation

The Philippines’ “fintech city ” Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has crafted a new set of rules in the acquisition and trading of cryptocurrency assets in the Philippines meant to effectively regulate and protect investors. CEZA disclosed it has approved

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Philippines: New VC Fund Gobi-Core Debuts Investments in Healthtech Startup MariaHealth

A recently-launched venture capital fund by Philippine-based VC company Core Capital and Malaysia-based VC Gobi Partners made its first two investments in a healthtech startup MariaHealth and an edutech firm called Edukasyon.ph. The VC fund Gobi-Core Philippine Fund (PH Fund)

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With Go-Jek’s New Acquisition, Could Blockchain Be A Secret Weapon Against Grab?

Thanks to Go-Jek’s diversification strategy, it’s pretty easy to get a glimpse about the company’s future direction based on what companies they’ve acquired or shook hands with. This time around, it’s come out that the US$9 billion-worth company gained a majority stake

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Fintech Startup Partnership to Better Serve Philippine SMEs

SeedIn, a Singapore based Business Financing Platform, partners with Acudeen, a Philippine based online Peer-to-Peer Marketplace for receivable discounting. SME borrowers and Investors can leverage on the strengths of both platforms for their financing and investment needs, while being able to

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Philippine SEC sets 2nd Round of ICO Rules Consultation

Having postponed the release of its final rules on ICOs (initial coin offerings), the Philippine SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has set its second round of public consultation open until January 15, 2019. “The Commission is inviting banks, investment houses,

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South Korea’s First Blockchain-Powered Remittance Service to Thailand and Philippines

This month Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of Coinone, introduced South Korea’s first blockchain-powered remittance mobile app and web service called Cross — offering faster, lower cost payments to Thailand and the Philippines. Unlike other remittance options in South

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Philippines: Cleaners of Polluted Beaches Get Paid in Cryptos

A pilot project seeking to show transparency in the flow of money via public blockchain was formally launched last week in Manila rewarding cleaners of polluted beaches with the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). Dubbed “Bounties for the Oceans: Philippines Pilot –

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GrabPay Wallet Expands in the Philippines

As predicted by Fintechnews the Philippines is the next stop in GrabPay’s expansion in South East Asia. Grab and Philippine-based conglomerate SM Investments Corp (SM) signed a strategic partnership in a bid to expand the GrabPay mobile wallet in the

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17 E-Wallets in The Philippines You Should Know

“A way to carry your money inside your cellphone”. This is perhaps the simplest meaning of an e-wallet as defined by Philippine-based mobile money service GCash. For the past few years, different companies such as telcos, banks, fintech startups, financial

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