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GTR Ventures Invests in Three Fintech Companies

GTR Ventures, a global trade and supply chain investor, has inked three new deals with Fintech firms: Lucidity, iLoan and RM-Tech. According to GTR, these investments represent a pivot towards markets in China and South Asia. The investments were announced on the first day of… Read More

Korean Crypto Exchange Zeniex Dissolving

The Korean cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex is shutting down and has “abolished” it’s cryptocurrency fund and related token, ZXG. According to a November 9th notice from the company: “(A)ll services of Zeniex will be terminated on November 23, 2018.” The exchange launched in May 2018 with the reported backing of Chinese internet… Read More

Marvelstone Group Signs MOU With A*ccelerate to Incubate AI Startups in Singapore

Marvelstone Group, a Singapore-based private investment company, announced on Monday it has signed an MOU with A*ccelerate to incubate artificial intelligence (AI) startups in Singapore. The company reported that the partnership aims to collaborate on developing a global AI Hub as a community for innovative companies, including… Read More

Fintech in Singapore: MAS Director Opens up Annual Festival, “It Is About Innovation, Inclusion, and Inspiration”

Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) helped to kick off the annual Singapore Fintech Festival today with a wide-ranging speech on the benefits of financial innovation. Singapore has become a hub in southeast Asia for Fintech development. The Festival attracts thousands… Read More

Chinese Fintech Pintec Forms Partnership With Beijing Evercare For Installment Financing

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Beijing Evercare, a company that provides medical aesthetic treatments and health management service. Pintec reported that it will provide Beijing Evercare with an efficient and customized installment payment solution, enabling… Read More

Singapore Exchange & Monetary Authority of Singapore Move Forward on Tokenized Assets Across Different Blockchains

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have announced a successful blockchain pilot of “Payment (DvP) capabilities for the settlement of tokenized assets across different blockchain platforms.” The two entities have a goal of simplifying back-office operations, post-trade processes while shortening trade settlement… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

IFR of Tsinghua University Launches Global Fintech Venture Competition (2018) at the 5th World Internet Conference On November 8, the 2018 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was officially launched at the Fintech and Credit Society Construction Forum of the 5th… Read More

Alipay Announces New Partnership With the Union of European Football Associations

Digital payment platform Alipay announced on Friday it has formed a new eight-year global partnership for all Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) national team football competitions from 2018 to 2026. Alipay reported that it has become the official global payments partner for the UEFA and will be at all… Read More

Ethis Wins Two Awards at Islamic Fintech Awards

Fintech Ethis, via its two online crowdfunding platforms, EthisCrowd and GlobalSadaqah, topped 135 nominees at the recent World Islamic Fintech Awards to win The Best Islamic Peer-to-Peer Finance Platform and The Best Social Impact Islamic Fintech Firm respectively. Ethis states that both platforms were established to cater… Read More

Principal and Vice-Principal in China Caught Mining Ethereum on School Systems “For Personal Gain”

A principal and vice-principal at a middle school in Hunan, China have been caught and punished for using school rooms and school electricity to mine the cryptocurrency Ethereum, HK01 reports. The story reportedly began when a cousin of Principal Lei Hua of the Puman Middle… Read More

Singapore Private Investment Platform Fundnel Announces Expansion Into Malaysia

Singapore-based private investment platform Fundnel announced on Thursday it has officially expanded into Malaysia. According to Fundnel, the launch was officiated by Norhizam Abdul Kadir, Vice President, Growth Ecosystem Development of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) at a private event in the city center. Fundnel reported that Fundnel Malaysia will… Read More

Hackers Spread Crypto-Stealing Code Through StatCounter at Gate.io Exchange

On November 3rd, hackers successfully sandwiched crypto-stealing code into the middle of a popular web traffic-measuring plugin from StatCounter, which is now used on more than two million websites, including government sites, WeLiveSecurity reports. Because the infected software creates a new bitcoin address for every site… Read More

Grab Teams Up With KASIKORNBANK to Launch Co-Branded Mobile Wallet in Thailand

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Thursday it has teamed up with KASIKORNBANK (KBank) to introduce GrabPay by KBank, a co-branded mobile wallet, as well as a suite of other financial solutions in Thailand. Grab reported that through the new partnership, it marks the expansion of its… Read More

Securitize Partners with AmaZix to “Transform Fundraising,” – Making Digital Securities Easier & More Secure

Securitize has formed a new partnership with AmaZix – a community engagement platform for crypto projects. Securitize is a compliance platform for issuance and the management of digital securities on the blockchain. This new affiliation is said to “transform fundraising for blockchain startups, by making… Read More

“Almost All” Pakistani Banks’ Customer Data Breached in Recent Hacks

At least six banks in Pakistan have frozen their customers’ bank and credit cards and have suspended international remittances in the wake of news that, “almost all major Pakistani banks’ (customer data)” was hacked in recent security breaches, Geo News reports. According to Captain Mohammad… Read More

Researchers Trace Zaif Crypto Exchange Hackers

Cybersecurity researchers in Japan say they have unearthed digital traces that could lead them to the hackers responsible for the September 14th theft of $60 million USD in cryptocurrencies from the licensed Japanese crypto exchange Zaif. The attack in question took place over two hours… Read More

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Coinsuper Announces Strategic Partnership with Weever

Coinsuper, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Tuesday it has formed a strategic partnership with Weever FinTech, the crypto trading arm of CASH Financial Services Group (CFSG, SEHK: 510). This news comes just after Weever launched its new platform. Founded in 2017, Coinsuper is described as… Read More

Hong Kong Exchange to Incorporate Blockchain Tech as it Moves Towards Digital Assets

Announced last week during Hong Kong Fintech Week, the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) has partnered with “Digital Asset” to incorporate blockchain tech as part of the trading process. In a speech by Charles Li, the Chief Executive of HKEX, the successful testing of a prototype… Read More

Online Lender MoolahSense Adds Blockchain-based AI for Superior Risk Management

Singapore based peer to peer lender MoolahSense has added a cloud and blockchain based Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is said to provide real-time anticipation of loan delinquency, fraud, and default. “MoolahSense Active Intelligence” (MAI) is designed to monitor loans and borrower business activities in real-time… Read More

China Flags Crypto “Airdrops”

As part of ongoing government efforts to quash initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has extended prohibitions to cover “airdrops” -the promotional distribution of free cryptographic tokens- which may possibly be being used now in China to circumvent the… Read More

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