Tag "blockchain"

The Truth About Bitcoin Remittances

We are about 7 years into Bitcoin and ‘the Blockchain’ now and its time we evaluated where we are in terms of remittances, what works and what doesnt. As a founder of Bitspark we know a thing or two about

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Blockchain Remittance Platforms Enters Vietnam

OKLink, a next generation global settlement platform, announced today the launch of real-time transfers to Vietnam. Companies on the OKLink network can now transfer up to US$10,000 per transaction to a Vietnam bank account, cash pickup, or mobile wallet for

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Terrapinn Training Launches Fintech Courses; Payments And Blockchain Tech At The Center Of Attention

Terrapinn Training will be hosting two fintech courses in November in Singapore: the 3 Day Master Class in Payments Disruptors and the 3 Day Masterclass Blockchain, two programs designed to dive into some of the hottest topics in fintech right

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Blockchain Tech ‘Pose Certain Risks And Uncertainties,’ Say US Regulators

Although blockchain technology could help improve efficiency and reduce risks associated with trading, clearing, settlement, and custody services, distributed ledger systems “pose certain risks and uncertainties” which market participants and regulators need to monitor, according to a group of US

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Fintech Money Transfer Startups Eye Vietnamese Remittance Market

Vietnam currently stands as one of the top ten remittance recipient countries in the world. In 2014, more than US$12 billion have been remitted to the country, making it the 9th largest remittance recipient, according to a World Bank report.

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Accenture Fintech APAC Study: Fintech Investment to Quadruple in 2015

Fintech investment in Asia-Pacific has been on the rise. In the first nine months of 2015, there had been 122 deals totalling a record of US$3.4 billion injected in the sector, according to a new report from Accenture. Entitled ‘Fintech

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5 Singaporean Fintech Startups MAS Should Consider Supporting

Announced in August 2014 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative will lead to the city-state’s transformation into the world’s first smart nation; in other words, a hyper-connected country where the pervasive use of technology is expected

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MatchMove Pay To Tap Into Southeast Asia’s Remittance Market, Hyperledger Wins Innotribe Startup Challenge

Exciting things are happening in Singapore. In case you missed it last week, MatchMove Pay, one of the hottest fintech startups in Southeast Asia, was granted a remittance license from Singapore’s central bank to tap into Southeast Asia’s juicy remittance

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Digix Provides Users With Digital Tokens That Represent Legal Ownership of Assets

Combining the oldest form of money and one of the most cutting-edge technologies, commodity-backed digital currencies have been praised for allowing users to safely store assets such as gold on the blockchain. Unlike bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies which solely rely

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Toast Raises S$1.2 Million in Seed Funding

Singaporean remittance startup Toast has raised S$1.2 million (US$850,000) in a seed funding round led by Aetius Capital and ACE & Company, a private equity firm also known for having invested in financial comparison site CompareAsia and online payments startup

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