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Ping An Announces Full Upgrading of Ping An Cloud; Now Offers Services to External Customers & Sets Up Strategic Partnership with GitHub

Ping An Insurance Group announced on Wednesday it has done a full update of its Ping An Cloud. The company reported the Cloud is entering a new phase of offering cloud services to external customers. As previously reported, Ping An is considered one of the largest… Read More

Asian Cryptocurrency Liquidity Provider Tilde Forms New Partnership With TradAir

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Tilde, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency liquidy provider, announced this week it has formed a partnership with institutional FX and cryptocurrency trading platform TradAir to launch new electronic cryptocurrency trades among institutional investors in Asia. Founded in 2018, Tilde states it provides over-the-counter (OTC) trading services to family… Read More

Bitmain Announces New Crypto Mining Chip

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Bitmain Technologies, a China-based consumer-grade ASIC miner, announced last week the launch of its ASIC chip BM1391 for mining cryptocurrencies using the SHA256 algorithm. According to Bitmain, the  ASIC SHA256 algorithm acceleration chip integrates more than a billion transistors and is optimized for maximum efficiency. It… Read More

E-Commerce Platform KinerjaPay Launches P2P Lending Platform “KFUND”

KinerjaPay Corp., (OTCQB: KPAY), a digital payment and e-commerce platform, announced on the launch of its new peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, KFUND. According to Kinerjapay, PT. Kinerja Simpan Pinjam has been officially registered and will manage KFUND brand as an online lender that focuses on micro-lending activities. Kinerjapay… Read More

Asian Fintech MC Payment Launches Instapay Services in Indonesia

Singapore-based fintech MC Payments announced on Thursday the soft launch of Instapay, a B2C payment platform targeting Indonesian Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) market. According to MC Payments, the payment platform enables merchants and their customers to simplify payment transactions, by using social messaging apps such as Whatsapp and Line to… Read More

Coinme Appoints Chris Rolling As New CFO

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Coinme, a financial services and blockchain technology company, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Chris Rolling as its new CFO. According to Coinme, Rolling has more than thirty years of executive-level experience at public and private companies around the globe. He is set to help… Read More

Huobi Group Announces Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committe Members

Huobi Group, a digital asset marketplace, announced last week the eight members of the Huobi Chain Expert Advisory Committee. According to Huobi, the  Huobi Chain expert advisory board will act as a “think tank” with each advisor having experience in academics, investment, and industry. The committee will also offer professional advice and support during the… Read More

Japanese Social Media Brand LINE Debuts First Digital Token & Blockchain Network

Japanese social media network LINE announced on Friday the launch of its first digital token, LINK, and its first blockchain network, LINK Chain. According to LINE, both token and network were built independently by the social platform and LINK Chain is described as a service-oriented blockchain… Read More

Thailand Commercial Bank Bangkok Bank Announces Season 2 For InnoHub Fintech Accelerator

Thailand commercial bank Bangkok Bank announced this week it is now inviting startups from around the globe to participate in the second season of its InnoHub Fintech Accelerator program from now until October 7th. According to Bangkok Bank, the Bangkok Bank InnoHub Session 2 is… Read More

MoneyGram & GCash Launch Money Transfer Service in the Philippines

Just a little over a month after announcing it was extended its digital money transfer services in five new countries, MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced it has joined forces with GCash to launch a new money transfer service to more than 10 million GCash mobile wallets in the… Read More

Alipay Debuts Paperless Tax Refund Service in South Korea

Digital payment platform Alipay announced on Monday the launch of its paperless tax refund service in South Korea. The firm reported that it teamed up with Global Tax Free (GTF) for the new service, which notably enables Chinese tourists to apply for and claims tax rebates on their mobile phone… Read More

Cambodia Establishes New Fintech Association

The Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA) announced its official launch on Wednesday. The organization revealed it is focused on the country’s fintech community, which are fintech startups, accelerators and VCs. According to its website, the CFA is on a mission to become the national, not-for-profit organization… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Announces Equity Stake Acquisition in Indonesian Online Lending Platform Musketeer

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX) announced on Tuesday it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a 20% equity stake in Musketeer Group Inc., an Indonesian online lending platform that offers consumption installment loans, for approximately $1.6 million, and simultaneously completed the acquisition.  As… Read More

Chinese Insurtech ZhongAn Technology Launches One-Stop Claims Service e-Platform For Insurers

Chinese insurtech ZhongAn Online P & C Insurance Co., Ltd. recently announced its wholly-owned subsidiary ZhongAn Technology has launched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, ZhongAn Technology Intelligent Open Platform for Insurers, with AXA Tianping, a foreign property and casualty insurance company. According to ZhongAn,  the new platform… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange KuCoin Launches Institutional Investor Program

Asian cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin recently announced the launch of its new institutional investor program. According to KuCoin, the program was created in order to encourage institutional investors on its platform participate more actively in trading activities. The exchange describes institutional investors as those that participate in… Read More

InstaReM Appoints Nilesh Pathak As New Chief Technology Officer

InstaReM, a Southeast Asia’s digital cross-border money transfer service provider, announced on Friday it has appointed Nilesh Pathak as its new Chief Technology Officer. Pathak will reportedly lead the company’s technology team, divided between India and Lithuania, driving the firm’s technology strategy, architecture, development as… Read More

Hexindai Further Strengthens Risk Control to Better Protect Investors

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China-based peer to peer lender, announced on Friday it has further strengthened its risk control system to better protect investors throughout the entire process of borrower acquisition, risk-based pricing, post-loan management, and default risk coverage through its new comprehensive, stable and efficient asset… Read More

Paytm Announces Acquisition of Management Startup Balance.Tech

India-based mobile wallet service provider Paytm announced on Wednesday it has acquired management startup Balance.Tech. Founded in 2010, Paytm claims to be India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform. It offers a full marketplace for consumers through its mobile apps. The company’s investors include investors include… Read More

LATTICE80 Announces Plans to Launch Crypto Asia Index

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Fintech hub LATTICE80 announced on Monday it is launching Crypto Asia Index in order to help institutions and Asian retail investors. According to the hub, the LATTICE80 Crypto Asia Index (Beta version) will be offered to registered users first and structured model portfolio will be offered through… Read More

DBS Launches Southeast Asia Bank-Led Property Marketplace

DBS announced on Tuesday the launch of Southeast Asia’s largest bank-led property marketplace. DBS claims it is also the first bank in the region to launch an online property marketplace that offers listings from both agents and owners. According to DBS, the DBS Property Marketplace… Read More

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