Bitcoin Mining Firm Marathon Digital Appoints Manoj Narender Madnani as MD for EMEA Region

Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA), which claims to be one of the world’s largest publicly traded Bitcoin miners and a key player focused on supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem, announced the appointment of Manoj Narender Madnani as Managing Director for the EMEA Region, where… Read More

iCapital Marketplace in Hong Kong and Singapore to Connect Wealth Management Firms to Alternative Investment Opportunities

iCapital, the global fintech platform driving access to alternative investments for the wealth management industry, announced the launch of iCapital Marketplace, a one-stop-shop connecting wealth managers and advisors “with a broad menu of alternative investment opportunities across private equity, private debt, infrastructure, real assets and… Read More

Web3, DeFi and Blockchain Focused Varys Capital Ventures Set to Launch in ADGM

Varys Capital has partnered with FundRock Investment Management Services (ME) Ltd, a fund management company, licensed by the FSRA, to manage a feeder fund, Varys Capital Ventures (CEIC) Limited in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The feeder fund will invest its assets into a… Read More

Tether and Fuze to Focus on Digital Asset Education Initiative in Turkey and Middle East

Tether, which claims to be among the largest companies in the digital assets industry, and Fuze, a digital assets infrastructure provider with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Istanbul, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order “to establish the terms of a collaboration… Read More

Global Fintech Tuum to Expand Middle East Presence with ADGM Abu Dhabi Headquarters

Tuum, a core banking provider, announces its strategic expansion into the Middle East market and the creation of a regional headquarters at ADGM in Abu Dhabi. The move to expand into the Middle East “follows Tuum’s recent Series B funding round led by CommerzVentures, with… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mastercard to Enhance Cooperation in Cybersecurity

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in cybersecurity, with the aim to strengthen cyber resilience in the financial services sector in Singapore. The strategic partnership aims to further cement the collaboration between… Read More

Hong Kong Association of Banks and HKMA Introduce Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Initiative

Following the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced (10 April), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB), the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter 2.0. With the participation of more institutions… Read More

Digital Payments: Fintech PhonePe and eSewa & Hotel Association of Nepal Pokhara to Support UPI Transactions

PhonePe announced that it has partnered with e-Sewa and the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) Pokhara to popularize UPI on the Fonepay Network, as a part of the Fewa New Year Festival which will be held from April 11-14th. The New Year festival is not… Read More

Investment Platform TWINO Announces Suspension of Lending Operations in APAC Region

Investment platform TWINO is announcing the suspension of lending operations in the Asia-Pacific region. TWINO says that it is reaching out to provide clients “with an important update regarding TWINO Group’s lending operations in Vietnam and the Philippines, part of the joint venture with VIA… Read More

Tether and in Philippines Launch Initiative to Support Financial Education Focused on Bitcoin and Stablecoins

Tether Operations Limited, which claims to be one of the largest companies in the digital asset industry, and, a digital asset exchange in the Philippines, announced that they are joining forces to promote financial education of blockchain technologies, Bitcoin, and Stablecoins, in the region…. Read More

Former PM Supports New Digital Wallet Initiative to Boost Thailand’s Economy

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra endorsed the new digital wallet initiative, suggesting it could be a significant boon for Thailand’s sluggish economy, according a report by The Nation. Speaking at the Kiattiocha Restaurant in Chiang Mai province, where he was joined by his sisters and… Read More

Global Fintech Nuvei Obtains MPI License in Singapore to Strengthen APAC Presence

Nuvei Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEI), the Canadian Fintech company, announces that its Singapore entity, Nuvei Singapore Pte Ltd, has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. This new license enables Nuvei to “operate three types of payments services in… Read More

TradeX, a Decentralized Predictions Market Platform, Shares Latest Updates

The TradeX app, which aims to enhance predictions markets, is reporting its latest updates. TradeX, which previously secured funding from Y Combinator and other investors, has so  far reportedly raised $4.5 million. The platform’s creators have launched a B2B vertical, expanding its offerings and partnerships…. Read More

Invest in Wine: GrtWines is a Web3 Wine Marketplace

GrtWines is a new online investment platform that focuses solely on collectible wines. At the beginning of the year, GrtWines revealed its inaugural collection, “100 Magnums,” featuring Bordeaux wines. According to GrtWines, this first collection sold out in four days, thus displaying high demand for… Read More

Payment Cards Used in 40% of Digital Commerce Transactions in Singapore – Report

In Singapore’s dynamic e-commerce landscape, payment cards reign supreme, commanding over 40% of the market share for online transactions in 2023. As consumers increasingly pivot “towards digital channels, the country’s e-commerce market is expected to register a robust 13% growth in 2024 to reach SGD22.3… Read More Dubai Entity Obtains Full Operational Approval from Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide and the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy, announced that its Dubai entity, CRO DAX Middle East FZE, has “received full operational approval from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA)… Read More

Chinese Investments in Australia Decline 36% to AUD 1.34 Billion – Research Report

Chinese investment in Australia fell 36 percent to AU$1.34 billion in 2023, compared to AU$2.1 billion in 2022, with healthcare overtaking mining as the key industry. It was the second lowest year in investment value “since 2006, and the joint-lowest year in number of investment… Read More

Fintech Adyen and PayMe by HSBC to Expand Businesses’ Client Reach in Hong Kong

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading enterprise businesses, today announced its partnership with PayMe by HSBC in Hong Kong to become an acquirer for the mobile payment service. Through this partnership, Adyen’s merchants can now accept PayMe as “a payment… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Super App Grab Announces Key Board Appointments

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB) announced updates to its Board of Directors. With immediate effect from April 1, 2024, Daniel Yun (Chief Executive Officer of KakaoBank) and David Loh (Executive Director and Joint Chairman of Centurion Corporation) will be appointed to Grab’s Board of Directors,… Read More

India’s RBI Plans Fintech Self-Regulation Framework by April 2024

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the apex banking authority in the nation, is gearing up to unveil a comprehensive framework for a self-regulatory organization (SRO) specifically tailored for the fintech sector. This forthcoming initiative was revealed by Governor Shaktikanta Das during the post-monetary policy… Read More

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