Top Fintech Vietnam News from February 2017

Top Fintech Vietnam News from February 2017

by March 1, 2017

Read here all the important fintech news around Fintech in Vietnam from January. You can subscribe to the monthly Fintech Vietnam Newsletter here.

Fintech Saigon Meetup, March 9th

Eddie Thai

Save the Date: Fintech Startup Investments Firechat with Eddie Thai from 500 Startups on March 9th in Saigion, Reserve your seat here

Vietnamese Bitcoin P2P Platform Remitano Targets Global Expansion

Vietnamese Bitcoin

Remitano, a Vietnam-based P2P platform for trading bitcoin, has expanded its services across the English-speaking world. (Read more)

Vietnam: CMC Corporation launches $2.2m early-stage startup investment fund

CMC Corporation

CMC Corporation, one of the major technology companies based in Vietnam, on February 26 launched a VND50 billion ($2.2 million) startup fund – the CMC Innovation Fund (CIF). (Read more)

Vietnam to Collect Tax Arrears from Online Hotel Booking Services

Hotel Booking

A Vietnamese online hotel booking site – publicly accused its rival of having avoided performing its tax duties in Vietnam despite having expanded its operations to the Southeast Asian country. (Read more)

ADB, Kiu Launch E-Commerce Platform for Vietnamese SMEsVietnamese SMEs

Kiu, a new e-commerce platform to help small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the lower Mekong region gain access to developed markets, has been launched with  the support of the Asian Development Bank. (Read more)

Bitcoin Saigon Meetup #11 – Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos

The pictures from our most recent Bitcoin Saigon Meetup #11 – Andreas Antonopoulos are online. (Read more)

Buying Coffee or Laughing Gas with Bitcoin now Possible In Saigon


Any small or large store accepting bitcoin payments is another validation of how cryptocurrency payments are here to stay. (Read more)

Corruption, Language, Lack of Confidence Hurt Asia’s Digital Workers: Study

Digital Workers

The digital economy’s on its way to becoming the great equalizer of the world – but it’s got some serious obstacles to get around first. (Read more)

Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in Singapore, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

Fintech Accelerators

Accelerators and incubators play an important role within a startup ecosystem, as they provide a platform for young teams and startups to connect with successful entrepreneurs, allowing them to learn from the bests while. (Read more)

DBS to Hire 100 Developers via First-of-its-kind Hackathon


DBS announced plans to hire 100 developers skilled in new andcutting-edge technologies, as it ups the ante on reimagining banking. (Read more)

Bitcoin Remittances Book Highlights Growing Traction in Asia

Remittances Book

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. (Read more)


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