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Bank of Thailand Set to Kick off Retail CBDC Pilot by End of 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) said on Friday that it will be conducting a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

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AsiaPay Partners With TripleA to Offer APAC Merchants Crypto Payments Acceptance

AsiaPay, a digital payment service provider and technology vendor in Asia Pacific, announces a new partnership with TripleA, a MAS-licensed

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Top 30 Open Banking Influencers for India 2022

India is seeing the rise of a thriving open banking ecosystem, a burgeoning landscape that has emerged on the back

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Here Are All The Licensed Crypto Services Providers in Singapore

On January 14, 2019, the Singapore Parliament passed its comprehensive Payment Services Act (PS Act), replacing the former Payment Systems

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Zipmex Allows for Altcoin Withdrawals, Sheds Light on Babel Situation

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex announced that it will release unaffected digital assets Cardano’s ADA, Solana (SOL) and Ripple’s XRP into

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NETS and Thailand’s National ITMX Expand Cross-Border QR Payment Ties

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), Singapore’s payment services group, and National ITMX, Thailand’s key inter-bank payment infrastructure and central data

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Binance Co-founder Yi He Tapped to Lead US$7.5 Billion VC Arm

Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that its Co-founder Yi He will be the new Head of Binance Labs, its venture

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Revolut Singapore Launches Crypto Services, More Than 80 Tokens Now Available

Global financial superapp Revolut has launched its new cryptocurrency service in Singapore, enabling customers to securely buy, hold and sell

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Fintechs, Finance Firms Snap Up Media Companies to Gain Audience

This past year has seen banks, financial services companies and fintech startups snapping up media companies, realizing the merits of

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Crypto Firm Vauld Granted 3-Month Moratorium by the Singapore Court

Singapore-based crypto platform Vauld has been granted a three-month moratorium until November 7 by the Singapore High Court to halt

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Vietnamese Earned Wage Access Startup Nano Raises US$6.4 Million

Nano, Vietnam’s Earned Wage Access (EWA) provider, announced that it has raised US$6.4 million in an oversubscribed pre-Series A funding

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Visa Launches “Eco Benefits” to Help APAC Cardholders Track Their Carbon Footprint

Visa announced the launch of a suite of sustainability-focused solutions “Visa Eco Benefits” in Asia Pacific to help its cardholders

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MAS Mulling Stablecoin Regulation in the Wake of TerraUSD and Luna Collapse

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is actively reviewing its approach to the regulation of stablecoin in the wake of

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Temasek Ramps up Investment in Fintech Amidst Global Downturn

Singapore’s state-owned investor Temasek is doubling down on fintech this year, participating in at least seven funding rounds involving companies

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MAS Issues Full DPT License to Digital Treasures Center

Digital Treasures Center (DTC), a payment company based on distributed ledger technology, announced that it has secured a Major Payment

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Singtel Steps up Investment in Its Venture Arm Innov8 to US$350 Million

Singtel announced its plan to invest a further US$100 million into its corporate venture arm Singtel Innov8, raising its total

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OrBit Raises US$4.6 Million in Fundraise Led by Matrixport

OrBit Markets, an institutional liquidity provider in crypto options and structured products, has raised US$4.6 million in an angel funding

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Zipmex Files Moratoria for All Its Entities to Buy Time for Debt Restructuring

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex announced that it has filed for for moratoria for all its entities under Section 64 of

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Sparrow Secures Full License to Provide Digital Payment Token Services

Digital assets trading platform Sparrow announced that it has obtained a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license from the Monetary Authority

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MAS and India’s IFSCA Sign MoU for Supervisory Cooperation

India’s International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding

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VCs, Industry Players Bullish on Long-Term Prospects Despite ‘Crypto Winter’

The cryptocurrency market is down significantly since the end of 2021, with the overall market losing nearly 70% of its

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MAS: The World Needs to Move Beyond Just Green Finance to Transition Finance

Green finance alone is not enough as the world, and Asia in particular, needs transition finance, according to Ravi Menon, Managing

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eKYC Firm Jumio Records Its Highest Sales Quarter Ever

Jumio, a provider of orchestrated end-to-end identity proofing, eKYC and AML solutions, announced the highest sales of any quarter in

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Fintech Funding in Singapore Remains Strong Despite Global Downturn

After a record-breaking year 2021, global funding is slowing dramatically in 2022 with fintech companies raising a total of US$108

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GTN Appoints New Global Head of Fintech to Push Global Expansion Plans

Global Trading Network (GTN), a fintech-powered global trading and investment ecosystem, has appointed Ankit Shah as Global Head of Fintech

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Luno’s Singapore Users Can Now Buy Crypto Using Debit or Credit Cards

Global cryptocurrency company Luno announced its partnership with payments provider FIS for its Worldpay Merchant Solutions capabilities to enhance payment

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FOMO Pay Taps Ripple’s Liquidity Solution for Same-Day Settlements Globally

Singapore-based major payments institution FOMO Pay announced that it will utilise Ripple’s crypto-enabled enterprise technology to improve its cross-border treasury

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Fintech Momentum in Indonesia Continues to Gain Steam

Indonesia’s fintech sector has grown at a fast pace these past couple of years, driven by a dynamic startup ecosystem,

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Rise of Super-Apps Puts Pressure on Incumbents

In Asia, bigtechs and new digital banking challengers are rapidly gaining ground, forcing incumbent banks to rethink their business strategy

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Global Fintech Funding is On The Decline with Largest Quarterly Fall in a Decade

After a blockbuster year 2021, the venture capital (VC) market for startup investment is now pulling back amid uncertain macroeconomic

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Top 10 Fintech Books While blogs and news portals will keep you up-to-date in terms of companies and corporate news,

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27 Most Valued World Fintech Unicorns, 8 From China

Business Insider Singapore, CBInsights, Funderbeam, and Crunchbase together have created the world’s fintech unicorns – fintech start-ups valued at over $1 billion.  

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Here Are The Contenders to Singapore’s Digital Banking Race

Singapore’s digital banking license was perhaps one of the most widely discussed topic in 2019 within fintech circles and we

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MAS: 100 FinTech Problems to Solve for Singapore

Solve this problem on the Singapore Hackcelerator and apply until August 15th here! 7 problem statements on KYC / Identity

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The Philippines Fintech Report 2018

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Top 10 Blockchain Social Media Alternatives to Watch Out For

While blockchain was once known merely as the building blocks used to make bitcoin, it’s now being hailed as a

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The Swiss Payment Software Company Netcetera Expands to Singapore

“Expanding our Horizon” – under this motto Netcetera expands to Singapore in 2020. The Swiss software company and expert for

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Fintech Indonesia Report 2018 – The State of Play for Fintech Indonesia

Indonesia, the largest economy in South East Asia, with an estimated population of over 260 million people, the majority of

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Landscape of Blockchain Companies in Financial Services

In November 2008, a paper was posted on the Internet under the name Satoshi Nakamoto titled ‘bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic

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Singapore’s 30 Hottest Fintech Startups To Watch

Singapore’s vibrant startup ecosystem, supportive government, stable financial system and business-friendly tax regime, have helped turn the city-state into an

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10 Fintechs Stand a Chance to Present Their Solutions to Singapore’s Investment Industry

A Singapore industry group representing the city’s asset management firms, IMAS, has launched an accelerator programme which could position 10

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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

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Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco de Oro (BDO), Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Metrobank and the Philippine National

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Which is the Top E-Wallet in Singapore?

iPrice Group collaborated with App Annie Intelligence to track top e-wallet in Singapore.The study pictures the developments of e-wallets or

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Singapore’s Investment Management Association Announces a New Chairperson

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) today announced that it has appointed Susan Soh, CEO Singapore, Schroders, as its

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Singapore Fintech Report 2021: Blockchain Dominates Singapore’s Fintech Scene

Singapore’s fintech industry continued its momentum in 2020 on the back of new regulations, fintech initiatives from regulators themselves and

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First Bank in SouthEast Asia To Use Blockchain Technology For Payment Services

OCBC Bank has become the first bank in Southeast Asia to use blockchain technology in its local and cross-border payment

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The Hottest Fintech Companies in Singapore in 2017

Singapore has had quite an amazing year with regard to fintech. The city-state organized the world’s largest fintech event, a

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Capital Markets Platform iSTOX Secures Funding Of USD 5 Million

Next-generation capital markets platform iSTOX has secured a USD 5 million investment from Hanwha Asset Management, South Korea’s leading comprehensive asset management company. The Korean

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The First Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform for the Philippines

Signet Properties officially launches Flint, the first, tech-enabled real estate crowdfunding platform in the Philippines. Co-presented by SeedIn Technology and

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RCBC’s Diskartech Tops Google Play’s Free Finance Apps, Surpassing Gcash and PayMaya

DiskarTech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) virtual bank has claimed the top spot among free finance apps in Google Play

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Asia’s Top 7 Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is the loan of money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders directly with

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Cambodia Fintech Startup Report, Fintech Startup Map and Infographic

With some 25+ startups, Cambodia’s fintech startup landscape remains modest but is nevertheless growing steadily, according to a new report.

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Indonesia Fintech Report and Map 2020

Indonesia has the world’s 16th largest economy and is the world’s fourth most populous country with 274 million people, out

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Philippines Approves 3 More Crypto Exchanges Amid Soaring Bitcoin Prices

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has green-lit another 3 cryptocurrency exchanges to operate in the Philippines. The new licensed firms include

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Top 10 Fintech Startups and Companies in Thailand to Keep an Eye On in 2019

It would surprise many outside of the kingdom to discover that Thailand is actually a hotbed for fintech today. Without drawing

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Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank

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Top 7 Fintech Startups in the Philippines for 2020

Last year, Manila was named one of the world’s friendliest cities in the world for fintech startups, and was recognized

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Myanmar Fintech Sector On Route To Growth: Fintech Startup Report and Map

While the Myanmar financial system remains largely dominated by banks, the non-bank and fintech sector is on route to growth

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20 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Banking Events in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Tired of crawling the Internet to find the hottest fintech events in your region? Need not worry. Today we’ve compiled

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