Tagged: singapore

Blockchain Asset Private Bank BitUN Announces Partnership With Ping An Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain asset private bank BitUN announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Ping An Blockchain Research Institute to promote the development of the blockchain market. The duo reported that they have joined forces to conduct research in blockchain market analysis, project rating, blockchain innovative… Read More

Singapore Fintech Association Launches Marketplace Lending Committee to Help Unify Online Lenders

The Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) has announced the creation of a Marketplace Lending committee and website. This is in response to the rapid growth in the sector, according to the SFA. The subcommittee will be dedicated to ensuring the local online lending industry is a trusted,… Read More

Largest Funding Round for P2P Platform in Southeast Asia: Funding Societies Raises $25 Million

Singapore based Funding Societies has closed a USD $25 million Series B funding round. The peer to peer lending platform said the oversubscribed offer was led by Softbank Ventures Korea. Additionally, Funding Societies said it has received expanded credit facilities from banks and other financial… Read More

Following Technology Demand Singapore Blockchain Firm Pundi X Launches Buy-Back Program For Company Holdings in NPXS Tokens

Pundi X (CURRENCY: PXS), a multi-cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) solutions provider for retail stores,  announce, on Monday it has launched a new buy-back program for company holdings in NPXS tokens following a reported unanticipated demand for its technology. Pundi X CEO and co-founder, Zac Cheah, claimed that the… Read More

Singapore Fintech Silot Secures $2.7 Million Through Pre-Series A Funding Round led By Arbor Ventures & Eight Roads Ventures

Silot, a Singapore-based fintech startup, announced on Monday it secured $2.8 million through its Pre-Series A funding round, which was led by Arbors Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures. The company reported that the latest funding round comes nine months after it received its initial seed… Read More

Marvelstone Announces PE Fund for AI Investment

Singapore based Marvelstone Group has launched a private equity fund for artificial intelligence (AI) investment. Marvelstone said it will invest in AI startups and projects through Marvelstone Capital, across geographies including the UK, China, Singapore, and Canada. The open-ended fund is targeting a capital raise… Read More

Pivot: LATTICE80 Discontinues Singapore Fintech Hub to Focus on Blockchain with Launch of Crypto Hub

LATTICE80 announced the world’s largest Fintech Hub in Singapore with great fanfare at the end of 2016. The Singapore hub was housing almost 100 Fintech startups at one point. Expectations were to open 10 more hubs globally housing a thousand Fintech focused startups. Today, the… Read More

Revolut Prepares to Launch in Singapore; Announces North America & Other Asian Debuts

Digital challenger bank Revolut announced on Wednesday it is currently making plans to launch in Singapore. This news comes just after the company announced it launched “disposable’ virtual cards. “From clunky apps to hidden fees, banking as we know it is broken. That’s why we decided to… Read More

Request Network Adds Global Cryptocurrency Payments Service: Designed to Unseat PayPal

Y-Combinator-backed Request Network Foundation launched its cryptocurrency payments service which allowing users to send and request payments or make money transfers in cryptocurrencies. “We’re very excited to see the ways in which developers connect with the technology, and use it to make cryptocurrency payments mainstream,… Read More

Zilliqa Announces Release of Public Testnet of Scalable Blockchain, Creates New Smart Contract Language

Zilliqa has Released their public testnet of a Blockchain that deals with the technology’s biggest hurdle: the ability to scale and serve the demands of global financial institutions. Zilliqa uses a technique called sharding that apparently can enable their Blockchain to hit transaction speeds similar… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Works with Finance Industry on Ethical Use of Data and AI

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that it is working with key financial industry stakeholders to develop a guide to promote the responsible and ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics by financial institutions. The discussion on deep data and who… Read More

Singapore Fintech Association Signs MOU With Fintech Association of Japan to Further Expand Fintech Cooperation Between the Two Countries  

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and the Fintech Association of Japan (FAJ) announced on Monday they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create stronger relationships and greater fintech cooperation between the two countries. According to the duo, this partnership will see the associations… Read More

Singapore Robo-Advisor StashAway Celebrates USD $5.3M Series A Funding Round

StashAway, reportedly the first robo-adviser to receive a retail license in Singapore, has completed a USD $5.3 million (SGD $7.0 million) Series A funding round. According to the company, a group of family offices and  new investors as well as previous investors in the business, such… Read More

Receivables and Supply Chain Financing Firm Culum Capital Comments on GTR Ventures Investment

Culum Capital, a Singapore-based receivables and supply chain financing platform, has received an investment  from GTR Ventures. GTR revealed several Fintech investments this past week – mainly in the online lending vertical. “We are thrilled to be partnering with GTR Ventures,” commented Ginnie Chin, co-founder &… Read More

Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Kyber Network Opens to the Public

Singapore-based Kyber Network, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its public beta launch. The public launch of Kyber Network comes at a time when there is increasing scrutiny about crypto exchanges and platform security.  Kyber Network is a fully decentralized exchange, meaning it exists entirely on… Read More

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Monetary Authority of Singapore Critiques Cryptocurrency Market

In a speech delivered at the Money20/20 Asia conference in Singapore, Ravi Menon, MD of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) delivered a speech assessing the state of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Entitled, “Crypto Tokens: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Menon… Read More

Adyen Launches POS in Singapore, Adds New Clients; Now Live in 27 Countries and 4,000 Cities

Payments platform Adyen has launched of its point of sale (POS) offering in Singapore, extending its unified commerce footprint to 27 countries and more than 4,000 cities. Highlighting the potential of Adyen’s growth in the point of sale space, new clients include ASICS, Schuh, Lush, City… Read More

Lithuania and Singapore to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Lithuania have agreed to collaborate and mutually support the development of the Fintech ecosystems and encourage financial innovation between the two countries. Today, MAS and the Bank signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement during the Money… Read More

Smart Crypto Indexes: LATTICE80 to Launch Altcoin Futures

LATTICE80, a Fintech Hub that has recently migrated its headquarters from Singapore to London, has announced its intent to launch Altcoin Futures. LATTICE80 expects to reveal details during Money20/20 taking place in Singapore this month. LATTICE80 is co-founded by Joe Seunghyun Cho, and is backed… Read More

Former Blackrock / JPMorgan Exec Joins High Speed Blockchain Zilliqa

Zilliqa, a Fintech that is working on high-speed Blockchain technology that is predicted to rival transaction speeds of VISA, has hired En Hui Ong as Head of Business Development. Ong was most recently at JPMorgan and prior to that she worked at Blackrock. Ong will… Read More