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Sending Money Home to Myanmar Can Be Cheaper and Less Illegal with Blockchain

The central bank governors in both Thailand and Myanmar has just granted their blessing to the KTB Shewbank, a remittance project that uses blockchain to help reduce costs for Myanmarians in Thailand looking to send money back home to their

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Mitsui Sumitomo Just Launched Their Digital Hub in Singapore

Mitsui Sumitomo an insurance giant hailing from Japan, and they just announced the setup of their global digital hub in Singapore—at its Asia regional office. The digital hub has been established in Singapore since February 2019. The announcement also mentions

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Philippines’ Cryptocurrency Enabled Wallet Can Now Accept Western Union Transfers

Blockchain-based financial services company Coins.ph and  Western Union have teamed up to allow the fintech startup’s five million customers receive international and domestic money transfers directly into their mobile wallets in the Philippines. The collaboration was announced following news of

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With this New ATM by NCR, You Only Need to Wave Your Hand to Get Cash

American banking solution vendor NCR Corporation showcased its latest range of self service banking solution recently at Money 20/20. One of the machines in particular caught our attention. Dubbed concept “Kelpie,” the technology allows users to complete banking requests without

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All Shops in Changi Airport Will Accept E-Wallet Payments Very Soon

The various merchants in Changi were probably already on their way towards accepting QR wallet payments one way or another, but a recent agreement may help speed up that process. Changi has inked an agreement with a payments platform, Liquid Group,

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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 new Chair of the IMAS Executive Committee. The IMAS Executive Committee elected Ms. Soh from her current role of Deputy

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Top IoT, AI and Robotics Books

The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) technology across consumer products, enterprises and public service fueled by artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data is often said to bring about a fundamental change in the society from a macro level

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Tencent Co-Founder Backs Singaporean Fintech Startup to the Tune of SG$2.7 Mil

Koku is a foreign exchange fintech that is based in Singapore. And it just raised US$2 million (approximately SG$2.7 million) in a Pre-Series A funding round led by Jason Zeng, co-founder of Tencent Holdings. Jason is also the founder of China-based

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Nornickel to Issue Crypto Tokens for Palladium Trading

The world’s largest high-grade nickel and palladium producer is developing a digital platform for palladium trading. The CEO of Norilsk Nickel – Vladimir Potanin announced several digital platforms including those that use crypto tokens for palladium trading. “Nornickel negotiates with

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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 Fintechs to present their solutions in front of leading VC firms, hedge funds, asset management firms and family offices. Applications

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