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In Advance of Initial Coin Offering, LATTICE80 Adds Former South Korea Senator as Advisor

Singapore based Fintech Hub LATTICE80 has enlisted Sang Min Kim to the company’s Board of Advisors. Kim was previously a Senator in South Korea and interestingly a committee member of the National Policy Committee overseeing regulatory bodies. Kim was the youngest senator in the ruling party,… Read More

Singapore Fintech Texcent Receives Remittance License From Monetary Authority Singapore

Texcent Asia, a Singapore-based payments company, announced on Tuesday it has received remittance license from Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS). The company powers financial platform Paycent, which is described as a company that’s dedicated to delivering fully integrated mobile applications and aims to be the global leader in… Read More

SelfKey Plans KyberNetwork Cryptocurrency Exchange Integration

SelfKey, a blockchain-based digital identity system, has announced plans to integrate KyberNetwork crypto currency exchange service  to provide ETH-based tokens exchange within the SelfKey Wallet. SelfKey states that both companies are completely committed to the integration that will lead the SelfKey Identity Wallet users to be… Read More

Valentine’s Day Crypto Art Sells for $1 Million on GIFTO

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” As we reported last week, GIFTO has partnered with artist Kevin Abosch in the creation, and sale, of a digital valentine. The “Forever Rose” art was sold for $1 million in cryptocurrency to a group… Read More

FUSION Reports $110 Million in Ether via ICO, Nailed Cap in Just 24 Hours

FUSION has announced that it has successfully completed its initial coin offering (ICO) having raised 126,000 Ether, worth about $110 million, in just 24 hours. FUSION reported that its token offering was oversubscribed by 2.5X with investors seeing their contributions returned that went over the… Read More

Singapore and Egypt Work to Boost Fintech as Monetary Authority of Singapore and Central Bank of Egypt Sign Co-operation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) have announced a cooperation agreement to boost Fintech innovation between the two countries. MAS has initiated many of these bilateral agreements and is core to their strategy of being a global Fintech… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Tells Financial Institutions to use Fintech to On-Board Customers

Financial technology of Fintech is the future. Physical branches are going away. Recently, at the Paris Fintech Forum, Jay Sidhu stated that if banks do not shrink their bank branches by 90% they will disappear. Think about that for a minute (especially if you work… Read More

MAS Regulated Peer to Peer Lender Crowd Genie Announces Initial Coin Offering

Crowd Genie Financial Services Pte Ltd, regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has announced an initial coin offering (ICO) via their related entity CGSPV Pte. Ltd. The peer to peer lender states that it intends on issuing 60 million Crowd Genie Coins, or… Read More

SelfKey Pauses Airdrop to Address “Community Concern” Over Private Key Usage

The SelfKey token Airdop has pushed pause as some users have expressed concern over the private key usage in the SelfKey wallet. SelfKey announced they were pausing the Airdrop in order to address this community concern. SelfKey is a Blockchain based digital identity system that allows… Read More

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in Japan Hacked, Reports Indicate Over $500 Million Stolen from Coincheck [u]

Numerous reports are indicating leading cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has experienced a serious security breach. Estimates indicate that over $530 million in digital currency may have been stolen or about 58 billion yen of the virtual currency. Coincheck, based in Tokyo, has reported the “illegal outflow… Read More

Funding Societies Tops S$100 Million in SME Funding, Claims Top Spot for Any Crowdfunding Platform in SE Asia

Funding Societies, a leading peer-to-peer lending platform based in Singapore, has crossed the S$ 100 million mark in total crowdfunded SME loans. The financing was provided to SMEs across Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. According to the company, Funding Societies has expanded its crowdfunding book by… Read More

CoAssets Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement With EC Technology & Innovation

CoAssets Limited (ASX: CA8), an online crowdfunding platform based in Singapore, announced on Thursday it has signed a strategic cooperate agreement with EC Technology & Innovations Limited (ECTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaing Economy International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII).  According to CoAssets, Sharing Economy International is currently… Read More

Goldbell Financial Services Collaborates with Regional Crowdfunding Platform New Union

Goldbell Financial Services (GBFS), a subsidiary of Singapore’s largest commercial vehicle and industrial equipment distribution and leasing company Goldbell Group, has inked a new partnership with crowdfunding platform “New Union. Goldbell wants to provide SME clients new, innovative and alternative financial solutions, and crowdfunding is the… Read More

Singapore Deputy PM Responds to AML/Anti-Terror Financing Questions Regarding Cryptocurrency

Last week, a Singapore Member of Parliament, Foo Mee Har, posed some questions to the Singapore Prime Minister regarding enforcement of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing and Bitcoin utilization where “conventional oversight mechanisms of the real money market do not apply.” Singapore Deputy Prime… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Shuts Down CopyCash Foundation Initial Coin Offering

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has issued a cease and desist (C&D) order to CopyCash Foundation. The C&D was in regards to a scheduled initial coin offering (ICO) launching on January 10, 2018. SC issued a warning this week to investors regarding the CopyCashCoin ICO. Company… Read More

Singapore Fintech InstaReM Reveals 2018 Goals

InstaReM (IE instant remittance), a Singapore-headquartered fintech start-up that convenient, fast and cost-effective cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, announced on Wednesday its 2017 progress and 2018 goals. CEO and Co-Founder, Prajit Nanu, took to the company’s blog to reveal details about the past twelve… Read More

Malaysian Fintech MyCash Online Set to Move Headquarters to Singapore

Earlier this week, CEO of MyCash Online, Mehedi Hassan, announced the Malaysia-based fintech company will be moving its headquarters to Singapore. According to Digital News Asia, Hassan reported that the move is due to the fact that Singapore offers the startup with more opportunities, especially… Read More

Crowdo Recaps 2017 Milestones: 3,500+ Projects Funded (Infographic)

Crowdo, a South East Asian online marketplace for P2P lending and crowdfunding, posted an infographic citing its 2017 milestones. “2017 has been a great year for Crowdo as we hit several milestones and experienced tremendous growth in our organization where saw our year start off… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform FundTier Receives Capital Market Services License from the MAS

Singapore-based FundTier announced on Thursday it has received a Capital Market Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Co-founder of the funding portal Max Ho revealed to the Business Times that with the new license it will be able to reach out… Read More

Following ICO that Sold Out in Under a Minute, GIFTO Partners with Worldwide Asset eXchange

GIFTO, a blockchain virtual gifting protocol that recently completed an ICO thats public sale allegedly sold out in just one minute, has announced a strategic partnership with Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX), decentralized marketplace for virtual assets. The agreement will see GIFTO created virtual gifts tradable… Read More