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Digital Asset Marketplace Huobi Announces Multiple Independent Crypto Exchanges via Four Partnerships

Huobi Group, one of the largest crypto exchanges, has hooked up with corporate partners to aid in launching four independent exchanges. By leveraging Huobi Cloud, these partners are expected to set up exchanges in Canada, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia. These marketplaces are said to… Read More

Singapore Crypto Service Ethos Announces Integration With Fiat Purchase Service Simplex

Singapore-based cryptocurrency services platform Ethos announced it now integrating with Simplex, a global instant fiat purchase service enabling bitcoin and altcoin purchases with credit and debit cards. The integration will be through the Ethos Universal Wallet, which provides a secure, self-custodied mobile wallet that puts… Read More

Funding Societies Tops S$ 200 Million in SME Crowdfunded Loans

Singapore based Funding Societies, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform in Southeast Asia, has topped S$ 200 million mark in total crowdfunded SME loans. Funding Societies notes that this accomplishment arrives just 6 months after crossing S$ 100 million in January of this year. The… Read More

Multi-Cryptocurrency Wallet Announces Integration With Digital Bitcoin Marketplace ShapeShift

Singapore-based multi-currency wallet and blockchain solutions provider Ethos announced last week it has integrated with digital bitcoin and other blockchain tokens marketplace, Shapeshift. The integration news comes less than six months after Shapeshift secured $10.4 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by… Read More

Former Googler Joins Fast Blockchain Startup Zilliqa

Zilliqa has landed former Head of Marketing APAC for Google Pay Yiling Ding as their new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Ding, who is said to be fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese Mandarin, has spent the past four years with Google. During her stint with Google she… Read More

KICKICO Reports that Hacking Victims Have ALL Received their Stolen Crypto Back but One Industry Insider Explains this Could have Been Easily Avoided

Another day, another crypto hack. About two weeks ago, KICKICO revealed that 70 million KICK tokens had been pilfered by a hacker at a value of around $7.7 million – peanuts in the ICO hacking space. On July 26th, KICKICO said the security breach had… Read More

Asian Insurer MSIG Insurance Announces Partnership with Plug and Play

Asian general insurer MSIG Insurance announced on Monday it has formed a strategic partnership with global startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform Plug and Play to promote innovation within the general insurance space. MSIG reported it will become a founding anchor partner of Plug and Play’s… Read More

Japan: Enterprise Software Company Infoteria Partners with Fast Blockchain Zilliqa

Infoteria Corporation, an enterprise software company in Japan (Listed on TSE Sec.1: 3853) and Zilliqa have formed a partnership with Infoteria will enable corporate use of the fast blockchain. Zilliqa is one of a handful of companies seeking to address current shortcomings in distributed ledger… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Validus Capital Tops S$100 Million in Loans

Singapore based online lender Validus is reporting a milestone of having originated over S$ 100 million in loans to SMEs. Validus is claiming to the be Southeast Asia’s fastest growing SME lender. Validus is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is also… Read More

Experian Invests in Asian Fintech C88 in Oversubscribed Funding Round

Experian, a financial data firm, has led a $28 million funding round in C88 Financial Technologies Group. C88 is described as one of the largest Fintech firms in Southeast Asia, having served over 50 million customers in Indonesia as CekAja.com and The Philippines as eCompareMo.com. C88 is also… Read More

P2P Lender FintruX Network Leverages Tokenized Lending, Adds Long-time Banker Bob Rinaldi to Board of Directors

Singapore based FintruX Network, “a global P2P lending ecosystem,” has added Bob Rinaldi to its Board of Directors. Rinaldi is a long time banker and entrepreneur.  According to FIntruX, Rinaldi has served as the CEO of CI Finance, a national equipment finance company, and as a Director… 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

NOON Capital Seeks to Offer Blockchain based Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia

NOON Capital, a company with offices in Singapore and Thailand, is getting into the business of real estate on blockchain. While not the first entity to securitize investments in real estate, NOON says they are the first in Southeast Asia. According to their web site;… Read More

B2B Robo-Advisory Solutions Provider Bambu Secures $3 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Bambu, a Singapore-based robo-advisory solutions provider, announced this week it secured $3 million through its Series A financing round, which was led by Franklin Templeton Investments.  Founded in 2016 by Ned Phillips and Aki Ranin, Bambu describes itself as a leading global provider of robot-advisory technology… Read More

Etheremon Says it May Dump Ethereum, Begins Working with Zilliqa Blockchain

Blockchain game, Etheremon may bag Ethereum. Ethereum is great but can be really slow. Recently, the network a small Chinese cryptocurrency exchange called FCoin managed to clog the entire Ethereum network. That kind of sucks. In a blog post, Etheremon explained its scalability challenges and then stated… Read More

Huobi Partner HBUS Begins Trading Cryptocurrencies for US Residents Today

HUBUS, partner of global digital asset exchange Huobi – one of the largest in the world, begins trading for US residents today (July 10, 2018). HBUS is a separate legal entity from Huobi Group, with its own leadership. HUBUS officially goes live at 10AM PT… Read More

Real Estate Platform Crowdvilla to List Tokens on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange

Singapore-based Crowdvilla, a Real Estate Platform, will list its token on the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) becoming the third token to do so. GBX is a subsidiary of the EU-regulated Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) and has positioned itself to be a jurisdiction of preference for blockchain based… Read More

Singapore Fintech AsiaCollect Secures $4.5 Million to Date After Recent Investment Round Led By SIG Asia Investments

On Friday, Asian fintech, AsiaCollect, announced it raised $4.5 million to date after closing its recent investment round led by global technology investment firm SIG Asia Investments. Founded in 2015, AsiaCollect describes itself as a pioneer in providing integrated Credit Management Services (CMS) in Southeast Asia. The… Read More

Singapore: Fintech Has Created 1/4 of New Financial Sector Jobs in Past Two Years

Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), delivered a speech today at the MAS Annual Report Media Conference. Within the prepared remarks, Menon revealed that “Fintech alone is estimated to have contributed close to 2,000 of the net jobs created during… Read More

Version 2.0 Zilliqa Scalable Blockchain Live on Testnet

  Zilliqa, designed to be an enterprise ready speedy blockchain, has announced that it is live on the latest Testnet as it nears broad public release. Zilliqa Testnet version 2.0 is said to have introduced greater stability and security to the network. Additionally, Zilliqa says it… Read More