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Renewable Energy Now Powers Nearly 40% of Proof of Work Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

  Full-time equivalent employee growth in the blockchain and digital asset sector has slowed down following the 2017 cryptocurrency bull market, according to the findings of the 3rd Global Cryptoasset Benchmark Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (released in September 2020 by the… Read More

BNP Paribas Securities Services to Use DAML Smart Contract Language to Develop Trade and Settlement Apps

The Securities Services division of France’s BNP Paribas, the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets, has teamed up with Digital Asset (the company) to implement distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade and settlement applications. Through its partnership with Digital Asset (the… Read More

Fintech Investments in Asia Pacific Surged 9.1% to $1.4 Billion during Q2 2020, as Investors Shift Focus from India to Australia, Other Regions: Report

Investments in private Fintech firms based in the Asia-Pacific increased by 9.1% to $1.4 billion during Q2 2020, when compared to Q1 2020, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Q2 APAC Fintech Funding Report (released on August 25, 2020) notes that… Read More

China’s Alibaba Cloud to Work with Singapore’s Fintech Academy to Improve Healthcare Sector Services in Southeast Asia

Hangzhou’s Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), a Chinese cloud computing company that operates as a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), has partnered with the Fintech Academy in Singapore and Pfizer, an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation. Through the partnership, the two companies and the Fintech Academy… Read More

Nasdaq Listed Fintech Fiserv to Offer Payments and Financial Services Tech Solutions to India’s Federal Bank

India-based Federal Bank (NSE: FEDERALBNK), an established private sector bank, has selected Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a multinational provider of payments and financial services tech solutions, to support the digitization of the bank’s end-to‑end card issuance and processing cycle. Fiserv will also assist with the… Read More

Rapyd Teams Up With PayMyTuition to Enable Students in Latin America & Asia Pacific to Make International Tuition Payments Within Minutes

Rapyd, a global B2B Fintech as a Service provider, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with PayMyTuition, a provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for international tuition payments. The collaboration will notably expand PayMyTuition’s ability to accept payments through bank transfers from… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Liquidity Capital and Japanese Financial Giant MUFG Establish $80 Million Initiative for Asian Digital Commerce Startups

An Israel-based AI technology firm is planning to help MUFG Bank, which is Japan’s largest financial institution, with assessing the operations of Asian startups in order to determine the feasibility of issuing loans to them. The $80 million 50-50 joint initiative between Tel Aviv based… Read More

Fintech Firm Thought Machine, a Core Banking Tech Provider, Secures $42 Million in Additional Capital as Part of $125 Million Series B

Thought Machine, a core banking technology firm, has acquired an additional $42 million in capital as part of its massive Series B round – which brings the total funds raised during the round to $125 million. Thought Machine had secured $83 million via the Series… Read More

Singapore based Digital Asset Firm Matrixport to Launch Bit.com, a Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Singapore-based Matrixport, a company that aims to serve as a gateway to the digital economy where users can trade, custody, invest, and borrow digital assets through a single, unified platform, has launched Bit.com, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. Founded in February 2019, Matrixport describes itself as… Read More

Malaysia’s GHL Group Berhad, a Payment Service Provider, Approved to Launch Lending Business in the Philippines

The GHL Group Berhad, a payment service provider and one of the top merchant acquirers in the ASEAN region, recently revealed that its Philippines division has been approved by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct its lending business through its new unit,… Read More

Digital Bank Tonik, which Plans to Launch in the Philippines, chooses Mastercard as Payments Partner

Tonik, the very first all-digital banking platform in the Philippines, has reportedly chosen Mastercard as its payments partner as the company gets ready to officially launch its operations later this year. Through the partnership, Mastercard will be supporting Tonik by acting as its Fintech accelerator…. Read More

Global Digital Banking Platform Market to Surpass $10 Billion by 2027: Report

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according… Read More

Norwegian and Scottish Fintech EedenBull and Mastercard to Streamline B2B Payments in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Mastercard and EedenBull will be supporting the launch of a digital banking platform in the APAC region. The new digital bank will be serving businesses in Asia by helping them process payments in a more efficient manner. EedenBull is a Norwegian Fintech firm that has… Read More

Investors’ Continued Interest in Digital Banks “Offers Optimism” as APAC Region to Open Banking Sector to Technology Firms: Report

Asia’s Fintech industry has been negatively affected due to socio-economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. There’s reportedly been a significant decline in the number of financial technology deals closed. The amount of venture capital acquired by Fintechs in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region dropped 58.5%… 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

Mobile Banking: Malaysian Consumers Are More Comfortable with Online or Digital Banking Portals than US and Canadian Consumers, Survey Reveals

Global analytics software firm FICO reports that Malaysian consumers are more comfortable with using their mobile devices to open and manage bank accounts when compared to US and Canadian residents. FICO’s Consumer Digital Banking Survey reveals that 23% of Malaysians would rather open a bank… Read More

Financial Services Firm Mizuho Hires Dan Dolev as Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst Covering Fintech

Mizuho Americas confirmed on May 18, 2020 that it has appointed Dan Dolev as the company’s new managing director and senior equity research analyst covering the Fintech space. Dolev will be working out of Mizuho’s New York offices. He will be reporting directly to Susan… Read More

APAC Region Expected to Experience Significantly Increased Adoption of Digital Banking and Fintech Platforms by 2025: Report

Digital banking services are increasingly being adopted in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The use of all-digital banks and platforms is expected to increase further in the coming years. This, as 63% of consumers responding to a recent survey said they’d be willing to switch… Read More

Fintech Firm Nium Acquires Additional Funding from Visa, BRI Ventures, GSR Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Others

Fintech firm Nium revealed on May 5, 2020 that it had managed to secure a new round of equity funding. The company’s round received contributions from new investors BRI Inventures, the corporate venture division of Bank BRI of Indonesia, and payments giant Visa. Nium’s latest… Read More

IHS Market Acquires Singapore-based Regulatory Trade Reporting Firm, Catena Technologies

London-based IHS Markit, a global information provider established in 2016 with the merger of IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd., has acquired Catena Technologies, a Singapore-based regulatory trade reporting company. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been shared publicly. Founded in 2002, Catena served as… Read More

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