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CoinDCX Explains how Onfido’s AI-enhanced Software uses Biometrics to Verify Users’ IDs on India-based Digital Asset Exchange

The digital asset and blockchain space is still in its infancy or early stages of development. There are many companies working on developing key infrastructure needed to support emerging cryptocurrency businesses. Cybersecurity, ID verification, AML/KYC processes, and even cryptocurrency-related insurance services are already being developed… Read More

South Korea’s $100 Million K-Growth Fintech Innovation Fund to Provide Funding to Blockchain Project, ICONLOOP

ICONLOOP, ICON’s technical partner, has reportedly been chosen to receive funding from K-Growth’s $100 million Fintech Innovation Fund. Markus Jun, founder and CEO of ICON’s Accelerator Partner and Seoul Launchpad of ICXStation, HyperConnector (online accelerator for the ICON ecosystem), noted via Twitter that one of… Read More

Digital Transformation: Japan’s Big Banks are Studying Virtual Currencies and how to Make Banks and Cashless Payments Systems Interoperable

Japan’s largest banks will be looking into the potential benefits of using electronic money and digital currencies in order to make banks and cashless payments systems interoperable. The initiative has been launched by Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the world’s fifth-largest bank in terms of… Read More

Singapore Crypto Exchange TomoChain Set to Launch P2P Lending Feature Through TomoDex Platform

TomoChain, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, is reportedly set to launch a new peer-to-peer lending feature this weekend through its newly launched TomoDEX platform. Founded in 2017, TomoChain claims to be the “most effective” platform for the token economy. The platform reported that its mission… Read More

People’s Bank of China Announces Second Batch of 11 Fintech Projects to Participate in Regulatory Sandbox Program

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s reserve bank with around $3.2 trillion in assets, recently announced the second batch of Fintech initiatives that will take part in a pilot program involving new regulations. The pilots will take place in China’s capital, Beijing, and… Read More

Five Digital Banking License Applicants in Singapore May have to Revisit their Business Plans, as MAS to Hold Discussions with Bidders

  Five companies that had applied for a digital banking license in Singapore will now have to assess how the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting challenges will affect their ability to acquire adequate funding. As first reported by Reuters, the applicants will also have to revisit… Read More

Publicly Listed Indian Fintech Lender 5paisa Announces Pay Hike for Employees to help them Cope with COVID-19 Challenges

India’s only publicly-listed Fintech company, 5paisa, revealed on June 3, 2020 that it would be giving its workers a 15% raise on their salaries and will also be offering advance bonus payouts in order to improve or boost employee morale. 5paisa’s generous move has come… Read More

Kakao’s Blockchain Affiliate Ground X Launches Digital Asset Wallet “Klip”

Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, announced on Wednesday the launch of its digital asset wallet, Klip. According to Ground X, Klip offers users the opportunity to experience digital asset on their mobile devices. The wallet is available… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform Delta Exchange has Launched Interest Rate Swaps for Cryptocurrency Rates

Delta Exchange, a digital asset derivatives exchange that maintains business offices in Singapore, has launched interest rate swaps (IRS) on cryptocurrency rates. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “These swaps will be available on Defi rates, flash rates on Bitfinex, and interest rates… Read More

Paxful Enters India Market, Quickly Emerges as Top P2P Bitcoin Marketplace

Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, has recently entered India – a country that has recently seen a change in rules that have enabled crypto exchanges to operate thus opening the door to a huge market. Paxful states that an in-house survey about the future potential… Read More

RRMine, a Global Bitcoin Hashrate Asset Management Platform, Discusses Policy Changes in China’s Evolving Crypto Mining Sector

The management at RRMine, a global distributed Bitcoin hashrate asset management platform that maintains offices in Hong Kong, notes that blockchain or distributed ledger technology is moving past the early days of digital currency and smart contracts, and is now increasingly focused on the development… Read More

India’s CoinSwitch, an Aggregator of Digital Asset Exchanges, Introduces Indian Rupee based Crypto Exchange Mobile App

CoinSwitch.co, an established aggregator of digital asset exchanges in India, recently introduced CoinSwitch Kuber, which is the Indian Rupee (INR) cryptocurrency exchange mobile app designed specifically and “exclusively” for the Indian market. This launch has come during very challenging times as the world tries to… Read More

Fintech Investments Surge in 2020 while Venture Capital Investments have More than Doubled Since 2014: Report

Venture capital investments have been increasing steadily in Latin and South America, Southeast Asia, and India. Last year was particularly notable because of considerably more venture investments allocated towards emerging private capital markets, including Southeast Asia, Latin and South America, India, Central Eastern Europe, and… Read More

Alibaba Adds Freight Service, Includes Trade Financing Solution as Part of the Package

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), one of the largest tech firms in the world, has announced a new shipping service that includes a trade financing option. The financing is provided in partnership with MTS a Fintech that offers “credit as a service.” Alibaba Freight seeks to engage with… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Lists COVID-19 Support for Fintechs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has recently created a section of its website outlining the support programs for domestic Fintechs. Singapore has long advocated on behalf of innovation in financial services and MAS has a long history of public-private partnerships in support of the… Read More

UAE’s Fintech Rise Partners Pakistan’s HomeShopping.pk to Offer New Buy Now Pay Later Services to Overseas Pakistanis

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Rise, a Fintech firm that offers various financial services to low-income migrants in the Middle East region and recently acquired $1.4 million in capital for ongoing development, has partnered with Pakistani e-commerce firm HomeShopping.pk. Through the partnership, the companies will launch… Read More

Here’s Why Indonesia could be Ideal for Fintech Lending Platforms as Many Residents are Underbanked, and within Working Age

Indonesia’s Fintech sector has been growing steadily, however, the majority or over 70% of the country’s adult population is unbanked or underbanked, according to the latest e-Conomy SEA Report. This suggests that Fintech businesses in Indonesia have a good opportunity to provide modern financial services… Read More

5G Predicted to Boost Financial Inclusion in Asia

The new 5G mobile technology stands to boost financial inclusion in Asia, according to a prediction distributed by Robocash Group. The online lender says that about 3 million of the unbanked and underbanked will gain access to financial services in both Vietnam and the Philippines… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange and Wallet Provider Zebpay to Use Chainalysis Blockchain Tools to Prevent Financial Crime

Zebpay, a digital currency wallet and exchange provider that began its relaunch in India earlier this year, will be working with blockchain security and analysis firm Chainalysis to monitor crypto-asset transactions performed across its platforms for Indian consumers. Chainalysis had already been providing its Know… Read More

Report Claims Misconfigured AWS S3 Bucket Leads to Payment App BHIM Data Leak, Company Denies Any Data Breach

  BHIM, or Bharat Interface for Money, an India based payment app may have experienced a massive data leak according to a post by VPNMentor. The site claims that a misconfigured AWS S3 Bucket has exposed the information of over 7 million individuals. BHIM has… Read More

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