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Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the Malaysian Stock Exchange, Partners with Hashstacs on Bonds Issued on Blockchain Proof of Concept

Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the stock exchange of Malaysia, has partnered with Hashstacs Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, regarding a bond on blockchain proof-of-concept (POC). The project has been labeled “Project Harbour” and it aims to explore distributed ledger technology and tokenization of assets while boosting… Read More

Asian Institute of Digital Finance Created by Monetary Authority of Singapore and Others Looks to Boost Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), along with the National University of Singapore (NAS) and National Research Foundation (NRF), have joined to create a new Fintech focused entity: the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF). AIDF is expected to provide thought leadership and strengthen synergies… Read More

SingPass, a Facial Recognition Solution for ID Verification, Will be Used by Singapore’s DBS Bank for Digital Onboarding

Singapore based DBS Bank Ltd, (SGX: D05), a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in assets, has teamed up with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) to test out the SingPass face verification technology system. DBS Bank aims to attract… Read More

Fintech Unicorn and Stealth Bank, TransferWise, Brings API powered Cross-Border Banking Solutions to Asian Markets

UK-based Fintech and stealth bank TransferWise recently revealed that it has taken an “exciting” step towards modernizing and streamlining global banking in Asia. The company confirmed that it has brought TransferWise for Banks, its “bank-friendly” API integration, to Asian markets, allowing financial institutions to surface… Read More

Blockchain Platform Zilliqa to Work with Singapore’s Digital Asset Custody Service, OnChain Custodian

Zilliqa, a “high-performance” and “high-security” blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based platform, recently revealed that it has chosen Singapore’s digital currency custody service, Onchain Custodian, to secure its network’s assets. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “In working with the firm, the Zilliqa… Read More

Fintech Firm Thought Machine, a Core Banking Tech Provider, Secures $42 Million in Additional Capital as Part of $125 Million Series B

Thought Machine, a core banking technology firm, has acquired an additional $42 million in capital as part of its massive Series B round – which brings the total funds raised during the round to $125 million. Thought Machine had secured $83 million via the Series… Read More

Singapore based Digital Asset Firm Matrixport to Launch Bit.com, a Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Singapore-based Matrixport, a company that aims to serve as a gateway to the digital economy where users can trade, custody, invest, and borrow digital assets through a single, unified platform, has launched Bit.com, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. Founded in February 2019, Matrixport describes itself as… Read More

$300 Billion Funding Gap for SMEs in Southeast Asia Is Critical because they Account for 42% of Region’s GDP: Report

Financing for SMEs is severely limited in certain regions of the world. Many different peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms have been launched in order to provide much-needed capital to small businesses. The SME Finance Forum reveals that 41% of formal micro, small and medium… Read More

Singapore Robo-Advisor StashAway Secures $16 million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Square Peg

StashAway, a company that claims to be the first robo-adviser to receive a retail license in Singapore, announced on Monday it secured $22.3 million SGD ($16 million USD) Series C fundraising round led by Square Peg. This investment round comes one year after StashAway raised… Read More

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) to be Delisted by Liquid Exchange so it can Prepare to Acquire Payment Services License in Singapore

The Electric Coin Company (ECC), which supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, recently revealed that Liquid will be delisting ZEC along with 28 other digital currencies or tokens because the Japanese crypto trading platform is planning to apply for a license to… Read More

Pundi X Now Offering Support For Wanchain’s Cross-Chain Assets

  Singapore-based blockchain developer Pundi X announced on Thursday its support for Wanchain’s cross-chain assets into all XPOS devices. According to Pundi X, coins such as WAN, the Wanchain native coin, WBTC, WEOS, and WETH will be added as cryptocurrencies to the XPOS point-of-sale systems… Read More

Singapore’s Percipient, an AI enhanced Digital Banking Tech Firm, Secures $5 Million in Capital from Silicon Valley’s Stat Zero

Singapore-based Percipient, a digital banking technology firm, has reportedly secured SGD $7 million (appr. $5 million) in capital from Stat Zero, a California headquartered VC firm. Percipient said that the funds raised will be used to support the upcoming launch of the company’s “digital twin… Read More

Triquesta Boosts Executive Bench with New Hires

Triquesta, a Singapore-based Fintech, has appointed Paul Marsh as the global head of business consulting. Additionally, Pieter Klaassen has joined Triquesta as managing director of quantitative strategies. According to a company release, these moves are part of Triquesta’s strategy to expand its collateral management capabilities… Read More

National University of Singapore to Support Local Fintech Professionals and Application Developers via NUS-FintechSG Initiative

  The National University of Singapore (NUS), a research-focused academic institution that’s consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, is planning to support the city-state’s next generation of Fintech professionals and full-stack application developers. Introduced in July 2020, the NUS-FintechSG initiative, which is being offered… Read More

Digital Banking Services May Now be Easily Accessed in Singapore via OCBC’s SingPass which Doesn’t Require Remembering or Entering Access Codes

OCBC Bank (Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp., Ltd) (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in OCBC Centre, Singapore, has revealed that its customers in Singapore will now be able to use their SingPass to access its digital banking platform. The digital banking services… Read More

Blockchain: Singapore’s Project Ubin Completes Final Phase Depicting How Financial Services Can Benefit from Blockchain, Payments Prototype Included Participation of JPMorgan

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek have published the final report on a blockchain trial. The report, “Project Ubin Phase 5: Enabling Broad Ecosystem Opportunities” shares insights into the blockchain-based multi-currency payments network prototype that was built and describes how the network could… Read More

Railsbank CEO Calls on Regulators to Step Up Safeguarding of e-Money Firms Following Wirecard Collapse

The Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) scandal has rocked the Fintech world as the once high flying firm that was a member of the DAX filed for bankruptcy following the revelation of a €1.9 billion in missing funds. Regulators, elected officials as well as Fintech industry insiders have… Read More

Tencent Cloud Signs MoU with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation to Develop Cloud based Financial Services

Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing division of Tencent Holdings, a major provider of internet value-added services in China, revealed on July 8, 2020, that it has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation (ADBC). As mentioned in a release,… Read More

Open Banking Service Salt Edge Partners with Financial Planning App Planner Bee

Open banking platform Salt Edge has announced a new partnership with Singapore based Planner Bee. Planner Bee is a digital financial advisor that combines a user’s accounts, including savings, investments, insurance, and more, into a single dashboard. Planner Bee seeks to help people to reach… Read More

InstaReM Launches “BizPay” Solution for SMEs in Australia

InstaReM, a payments Fintech that is part of Nium, has launched BizPay in Australia. The service is designed to assist SMEs by converting credit cards into working capital. The announcement comes soon after the same product launched in Singapore in June. InstaReM believes that SMEs… Read More

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