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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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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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Thailand Strives to Become Top Fintech Hub with Government Help

In the past year, the fintech industry in Thailand has witnessed significant growth but the latest push from the government is set to position the country as one of the region’s top fintech hubs. The Thailand government is putting a

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Vietnam Fintech Sector Report: All about Digital and Mobile Payments ?

Vietnam’s fintech industry is poised for growth as Internet and smartphone penetration rates continue to rise and as the government pursues its push for greater digitalization of the economy, according to a new report by consulting firm Solidiance. In 2017,

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27 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed To Provide Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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The State of ICO Regulation Around The World: An Update

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been all the rage these past years raising an estimated US$4 billion globally. An increasing number of startups, in the blockchain space and beyond, are opting for the novel fundraising method instead of traditional venture

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The State of ICOs Around The World

We all know what China thinks of ICOs and Cryptocurrency – the country pretty much banned it all, outright. To catch up, read What the heck is happening with China, ICOs and Cryptocurrencies? While some say it’s reasonable and necessary,  it

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Experts, Regulators Warn Of Risks Associated With ICOs, Token Sales

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become a popular way for tech startups to raise funding and a lucrative investment opportunity for investors. Yet, regulators are warning the public about the risks associated with ICOs and cryptocurrencies, reminding investors that scams

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Bitcoin Remittances Book Highlights Growing Traction in Asia

Remittances has long been recognized as one of Bitcoin’s most obvious use cases. Sending money from one Bitcoin wallet to another is about as easy as sending an email. The impact on the 230 million migrants sending $430 billion in

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Opening Shot For International Regulation For The Fintech Industry

There is a Chinese saying that roughly translates to ‘A Tall Tree Catches The Wind’ (树大招风) and this is an adept saying for the Fintech industry. The fintech industry had grown from its nascent stage in 2005 and it is

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