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KuCoin Announces “Project Pinocchio” With Multiple Blockchain Institutions to Tackle Dishonest Behaviors in the Crypto Space

Singapore-based global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin recently announced the launch of its new project “Project Pinocchio” together with 21 blockchain institutions from around the world. KuCoin describes Project Pinocchio as a neutral and credible alert platform for less trustworthy projects in the cryptocurrency industry. The platform… Read More

Digital Banking: There’s Still a Long Way to Go Before Neobanks in Asia Pacific Compete with Traditional Financial Institutions, According to Industry Executives

Yves Roesti, Sean Huang, Xuna Shao and Joshua Choy from Synpulse, a financial services consulting company, point out that most digital banks were launched without physical branch locations. What makes neobanks stand out from incumbents is their ability to leverage technology to differentiate their product… Read More

Delta Capita, a Financial Services Consulting Firm, Acquires $50 Million in Capital from Prytek Holdings

Delta Capita, a financial services consulting company, has acquired $50 million in capital from Prytek Holdings, a Singapore-based venture capital firm. As noted on Delta Capita’s official website: “We work with the world’s [largest] financial institutions to help them comply with regulations, simplify operations, reduce… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Explains Why Firm’s MOVE Contracts Will Benefit Crypto Industry

Delta Exchange, a crypto asset derivatives exchange, reports that it has maintained a stable monthly trading volume of $400-$500 million. Delta Exchange’s management revealed on March 3, 2020, that they’re introducing their options products, including BTC-MOVE and ETH-MOVE contracts. Delta Exchange is reportedly the first… Read More

Digital Bank: Singapore-based Fintech MatchMove Partners with Singapura Finance to Apply for Virtual Bank License

Singapore-based Fintech company MatchMove has partnered with local finance firm, Singapura Finance Ltd., and two others, in order to apply for a virtual banking license in the city-state. The MatchMove-led consortium is the most recent group to reveal that it has filed an application for… Read More

Digital Banking: Nearly 65% of Singapore Residents Would Consider Working with a Neobank, Recent Survey Reveals

Nearly 65% of Singapore residents say they would consider working with an all-digital bank, according to the recently published Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study. The study reveals that 84% of Singapore-based respondents said that they’d be willing to use virtual banking services offered by an… Read More

Digital Transformation: Big Data and AI Firm ADVANCE.AI to Help Financial Services Providers Enhance Operations

Big Data and artificial intelligence firm ADVANCE.AI aims to assist businesses based in Asia with their digital transformation strategies. ADVANCE.AI is expanding its business operations into India by establishing business offices in Bangalore and New Delhi. The Singapore-headquartered firm also intends to open an office… Read More

InvestCloud Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific, Hires Taryn Balthazar to Lead Charge

InvestCloud has selected Taryn Balthazar to lead its Asia-Pacific expansion. Based in Singapore, Balthazar will look to scale up the  company’s presence as demand for digital wealth management solutions increases across the region. InvestCloud is a Fintech that specializes in digital platforms that enable the development… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Consumers in the Asia-Pacific are Looking for Competitive Fees when Choosing Financial Service Providers, EY Executive Argues

James Lloyd, associate partner at Big Four auditing firm Ernst and Young (EY) and Asia-Pacific Fintech leader, claims that financial technology growth and adoption is surging in the Asia-Pacific region. He notes: “[Fintech development in Asia is] driven by consumers’ desire for more attractive fees… Read More

Singapore-based Crypto Exchange Phemex Is Offering Proprietary Perpetual Contracts Pegged on Gold and Settled in Nominal USD

Singapore-headquartered digital asset exchange Phemex announced on March 17, 2020, that it will be offering a proprietary perpetual contract, which is reportedly pegged on gold and settled in nominal US dollars. According to a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Each contract is worth 0.001… Read More

Digital Assets Derivatives Exchange Huobi Introduces “Partial Liquidation” Feature to Limit Huge Losses During Extreme Crypto Market Price Fluctuations

Huobi, a crypto firm with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and the US, announced that its digital asset derivatives exchange platform, Huobi DM, will introduce a “partial liquidation” feature that will help limit significant losses resulting from trading during extremely volatile market conditions…. Read More

Legaltech: Singapore Government Pledges $10.8 Million towards Program Supporting Legal Technology Research, which Will “Digitize” Local Laws

The government of Singapore has reportedly pledged $10.8 million towards a program dedicated to managing a legal technology (Legaltech) research program, which aims to digitize various laws, rules and agreements in the country. The grant was awarded to the Singapore Management University’s (SMU’s) School of… Read More

AMTD Digital, the Digital Finance Unit of AMTD Group, to Acquire Controlling Stake in PolicyPal

AMTD Digital, the digital finance division of AMTD Group, has revealed that it will be acquiring a controlling stake in PolicyPal, a firm that’s licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). PolicyPal is notably the first graduate of MAS’s Fintech regulatory sandbox program. The… Read More

Switcheo and Zilliqa to Launch Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Singapore based Zilliqa, a speedy blockchain platform, has partnered with Switcheo, to launch a “non-custodial, decentralised exchange” (DEX). Zilliqa and Switcheo are said to be working towards a minimum viable product and rounds of internal testing by the end of Q2 2020 and external user… Read More

Shariah-Compliant Fintech: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia Corridor has Made Substantial Progress in Establishing Islamic Finance Services

Vinnie Lauria, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who established Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage VC company managing more than $250 million in assets, notes that his Singapore-based company has been watching emerging tech sectors across the Southeast Asia region. Lauria reveals that he’s seeing significant… Read More

Digital Banking: CK Hutchison’s AMTD Group, a Financial Services Group, to Spin Off Virtual Bank Business

Earlier this month, the AMTD Group, a financial services group established by CK Hutchison (a Cayman Islands–registered global conglomerate based in Hong Kong that focuses on ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy, and telecommunications, and operates in more than 50 countries), revealed that it’s… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The PBC, NDRC and Four Other Authorities Jointly Release the Work Plan for Coordinated Regulation of Financial Infrastructures In order to strengthen the construction of financial infrastructure, coordinate the regulation of important financial infrastructures and improve the capability of the financial sector to serve the… Read More

Digital Trade Finance: Singapore’s DBS Bank Facilitates Transaction via vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE Portal

Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank, a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in total assets, has reportedly facilitated a trade financing settlement through vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE trade finance portal (TFP). The SGD 4.8 million (appr. $3.4 million) letter of credit transaction was carried… Read More

Online Real Estate Marketplace, PropertyGuru, to Expand into Home Finance Market

PropertyGuru, an online property marketplace, revealed on March 12, 2020, that it will be  expanding into home finance with the launch of PropertyGuru Finance. According to a release, the proptech company’s management noted that it aims to help Singapore’s residents save money and have a… Read More

Insurtech: Cathay Financial Joins Plug and Play’s Insurance Technology Program in Singapore

Cathay Financial has reportedly decided to join Plug and Play Singapore’s insurance technology  (Insurtech) program.  Both parties are planning to extend their partnership by working cooperatively with promising startups that are developing products and services for the financial services and health industry.  Cathay Financial and… Read More

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