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OneCoin Affiliates Charged with Fraud in Singapore

Two unnamed individuals were charged with fraud April 10th for their involvement with OneCoin, a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme of global proportions started by a brother and sister team in Bulgaria. Business Times reports that an investigation by the Singapore Commercial Affairs Department and the Singapore Police… Read More

P2P Lender Validus Capital Announces Expansion Into Indonesia Following $15.2 Million Investment

Singapore based online lender Validus announced this week that following its $15.2 million fundraise the lending platform has formally launched in Indonesia through its domestic business entity, Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group. As previously reported, Validus was launched in 2015 and claims to… Read More

Investigation Questions the Nature and Soundness of Wirecard Asian Partnerships

An on-the-ground investigation by London news outlet Financial Times has shown that several payment referral partnerships maintained by German payments giant Wirecard in the Philippines are either insubstantial or dubious. On Friday, it was revealed that a top accounting executive with the firm had departed…. Read More

Ailing Accused Bitcoin Ponzi Kingpin Granted Interim Bail in India

Amit Bhardwaj, accused of masterminding an elaborate Bitcoin-based $300 million Ponzi scam that spanned 90 countries, has been granted interim bail in India, Inc42 reports. Bhardwaj’s lawyer, Deepak Prakash told the outlet, “… Amit Bhardwaj has been granted interim bail based on…health ground(s).” The accused reportedly… Read More

FX Enabler Koku Raises $2 Million in Pre-Series A

Singapore-based Fintech Koku has raised $2 million in a pre-series A round backed by Jason Zeng, co-founder of Tencent Holdings and founder of Chinese angel investment company Decent Capital. Kokue said it expects to raise USD $10 million in a series A round during the… Read More

Wealth Management Tech Service PIVOT Fintech Receives Capital Markets Services License from The Monetary Authority Of Singapore

PIVOT Fintech Pte. Ltd., the digital wealth management technology services venture backed by Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: PT) and FWD Group, announced last week it has been granted a Capital Markets Services (CMS) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Launched in 2017 by… Read More

Fast Growing Payments Platform InstaReM Partners with First Data

Singapore based Fintech InstaReM has announced a partnership with First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions. The new partnership will combine InstaReM’s digital payments and remittance solution with First Data’s debit processing solution. InstaReM said that by leveraging First Data’s… Read More

Fintech InstaReM Closes on $41 Million Series C

InstaReM, a payments platform operating in over 50 countries, has closed on a USD $ 41 million Series C funding round led by Vertex Growth Fund, their first investment in Southeast Asia. James Lee, MD of Vertex Growth Fund, will be joining the Board of… Read More

Katipult Powers New Singapore based Crowdfunding Platform Launched by JV Between Carrington Group and RHT

Katipult Technology Corp. (TSXV:FUND and FRA:K10) a software provider for online investment platforms has helped to launch a new crowdfunding platform Carrington RHT Wealth. The platform is a joint venture (JV) between Singapore based RHT Wealth, an advisory firm, and US-based Carrington Group. RHT Group offers professional… Read More

Singapore Court Rules in Favour of Crypto Trader that Exploited Exchange Glitch

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The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) has ruled that cryptocurrency trade platform Quoine must compensate “electronic market maker” B2C2 for reversing highly advantageous trades that resulted from a software glitch, Business Times reports. The decision was issued Thursday in what is reportedly the first legal… Read More

Deutsche Borse Partners with Swisscom and Sygnum on Digital Asset Ecosystem

Deutsche Börse, Swisscom and Sygnum are partnering on the creation of a “trusted digital asset ecosystem” to build a platform to provide digital asset issuance, liquidity and banking services. The partnership is indicative of the growing acceptance by mainstream finance regarding the potential of distributed… Read More

OurCrowd Signs Innovation Pact With Singapore’s Changi Airport Group

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday it has signed an innovation pact with Singapore-based Changi Airport Group (CAG) to source and integrate next-generation technology into one of the world’s most cutting-edge airports. According to OurCrowd, the agreement will span areas such… Read More

Kakao Ventures Backs Blockchain based Payment Platform & Stablecoin Terra

Blockchain-based payment platform Terra has received an investment from VC Kakao Ventures – an independent subsidiary of South Korea’s internet firm, Kakao. The amount of the investment was not disclosed but was said to fund the expansion and mainstream usage of Terra’s blockchain payment solution… Read More

CoAssets Reports 6 Month Results as Revenue & Net Income Increases

CoAssets (ASX: CA8), a Singapore based Fintech and investment platform that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has reported 6-month results for their 2019 fiscal year (July 2018 to December 2019). Co-Assets states that top line revenue rose 536% to S$5,938,415 versus S$933,238 in… Read More

Singapore Fintech Rely Secures Funding Through Pre-Series A Round Led By Goldbell Financial Service

Singapore-grown fintech Rely recently announced it has raised a seven-figure sum through its pre-Series A funding led by Goldbell Financial Services. Founded in 2017, Rely described itself as a ‘buy now pay later’ service that enables customers to buy what they want today and split the purchase amount… Read More

DollarsandSense Acquires Singapore Fintech Startup fundMyLife

Personal finance media platform DollarsandSense.sg has acquired the Singapore-based fintech startup, fundMyLife, Reuters has reported. Founded in 2017, fundMyLife describes itself as a platform that intelligently connects consumers with financial advisers based on the financial planning questions that they ask. “fundMyLife connects your financial planning questions to the… Read More

New NEM.io Foundation President Alex Tinsman: The Right Way to Run a Foundation

Last week the NEM.io Foundation made a major move toward transparency and “reboot” of its operating structure after checking the books and seeing “little to no accountability for funds.” “When the new council opened the books on 2018, we saw a lot of talented people… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiongan: the New Fintech Hub According to a guideline jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, Xiongan New Area is set to become a new center for China’s financial innovation. The guidelines said that Xiongan will “take the… Read More

NEM.io Foundation Shifts to Product-Focused Organization: Restructures to Avoid Bankruptcy & Enable a More Sustainable Future

The NEM.io Foundation, fresh from celebrating its 2M block, announced a much-needed reboot of its operating structure and as part of a newly transparent mission for 2019 after checking the books and seeing “little to no accountability for funds.” Led by newly elected president Alex Tinsman,… Read More

Asia: Securitize Partners with Coinstreet Partners and STO Global-X on Digital Securities

Securitize, Coinstreet Partners, and STO Global-X, a security token exchange platform, have inked a strategic agreement to bring one-stop, end-to-end digital security offering services to the Asian market. Securitize is a compliance platform and protocol for issuing and managing digital securities on the blockchain, including… Read More

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