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Grab And Moca Announce Strategic Partnership To Promote Cashless Payment On Grab Platform And In Vietnam

Grab, one of the most frequently used O2O mobile platforms in Southeast Asia, and MOCA Technology and Service Joint Stock Company (Moca), a leading digital payments service in Vietnam, today announced a strategic partnership to promote cashless payment on Grab

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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 owning their audience to gain exposure, sell more products and become more profitable. An extensive research paper by business analytics

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True Global Ventures Closes US$146 Million Fund for Late Stage Web3 Startups

Venture capital firm True Global Ventures (TGV) announced the first closure of its US$146 million follow on fund that will focus on global blockchain startups in 20 cities in North America, Europe and Asia. The fund is dedicated to Web3

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Web3 Payments Startup Request Finance Raises US$5.5 Million Seed Funding

Request Finance, a Web3 enterprise crypto payments startup, announced that it has closed a US$5.5 million in a seed funding round. Participants of the fundraise include metaverse company Animoca Brands, Europe’s early-stage venture capital investor Balderton Capital, and XAnge. The

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Aussie NFT Platform Immutable Earns Unicorn Badge With US$200M Series C Led by Temasek

Australian NFT platform Immutable announced that it has raised US$200 million in a Series C funding round led by Temasek, earning it a unicorn badge with a US$2.5 billion valuation. Other participating investors include Tencent Holdings, Animoca Brands,Mirae Asset, ParaFi

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Decentralized Finance (DeFI) Next Growth Phase Will Be Driven by So-Called “MetaFi”

The upcoming growth in decentralized finance (DeFi) will be driven by the ability to embed DeFi applications into the open metaverse. This concept, which venture capital (VC) firm Outlier Ventures refers to as MetaFi, or metaverse finance, will act as

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5 Metaverse Startups from Asia to Watch in 2022

The metaverse, a concept referring to a shared, immersive virtual environment, has become one of the hottest business trends: tech giants including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all jumped on the bandwagon, and investors are helping fuel the momentum, having

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Vietnam’s Digibank Timo Bolsters Its Board With 2 New Appointments

Vietnam’s digital bank Timo has announced two new additions to its Global Advisory Board; Nirukt Sapru, former CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam and Nam Tran, Co-Founder and Chairman of Moca. Additionally, Timo has concurrently made a series of additional senior

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Competition Heats up in Vietnam’s Mobile Payment Landscape

Competition for Vietnam’s young, digitally savvy population is heating up in the mobile wallet and digital payment space. Over the past year, no less than 9 non-bank organization joined the sector and regulatory changes introduced in 2020 could very well

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2020 Fintech Vietnam Report and Startup Map: Fintech Startups Tripled since 2017

Vietnam’s fintech startup landscape more than tripled in size between 2017 and 2020, growing from 44 startups in 2017 to now 118 startups, according to a new report produced by Fintech News Singapore. The Vietnam Fintech Report 2020 delves into

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