Tagged: singapore

As Fintech Takes Hold, MAS Creates Cyber Security Panel to Address Security Concerns

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has created an international advisory panel for cyber security – launched in recognition of the shifting environment of financial services as increasingly all services are moving online. The newly formed panel is comprised of cyber security thought leaders from… Read More

ADGM, IFC Abu Dhabi & KPMG Cite Shortlist for October’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with KPMG, announced that 11 outstanding global FinTech firms have been shortlisted for the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge in October.  The selected firms are currently undergoing an intensive five-week… Read More

Fintech Startup InstaReM Receives RBI Approval to Offer Outbound Remittance Services From India

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 Monday it has received regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for facilitating overseas remittances from India. InstaReM stated its plans to… Read More

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Partners with LATTICE80 in Singapore

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), a UK based education platform for the finance industry, is has partnered with LATTICE80, an international Fintech hub based in Singapore. The partnership between the two entities is designed that to spur the growth of Fintech within… Read More

ICOBox Raises 3933 BTC in Initial Coin Offering

The ICO for ICO’s – ICOBox Token Sale has attracted 3933 BTC in its token (ICOs) crowd sale. At current exchange rates, ICOBox has raised over USD $14.5 million. The offer was launched on August 15 and closed 32 days later. The ICO was impacted… Read More

KyberNetwork Reports Smooth ICO Easily Raising ETH 200,000 in Token Sale

KyberNetwork has nailed their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) having successfully raised ETH 200,000 or $51 million (at the current exchange rate). The Singapore based company reported a smooth ICO in a market that has experienced more than a bit of volatility in recent weeks as Chinese… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Comments on Fintech Bridges

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released a statement on the recently signed cooperation agreements with major financial centers. These “Fintech bridges” are described as a move to spur greater cooperation in facilitating and regulating innovations emerging within the digital finance industry. Recently, SC has established… Read More

Wish Finance Introduces Blockchain-Based Lending for SMEs, Schedules ICO

Wish Finance, based in Singapore, has announced the launch of its blockchain-based lending platform for small and medium businesses. The company has reportedly issued 100+ loans in 2017 during a soft launch with every loan successfully repaid and 0% default rate. Wish Finance plans to… Read More

FinTech Australia Members Assembly Payments & CurrencyVue are Selected Participate in SWIFT Global Challenge

FinTech Australia is sharing that two of their members have been selected to participate in the Swift global FinTech challenge at LATTICE80 on 13 and 14 September 2017. This past June, SWIFT offered Fintech companies from around the world to develop new overlay services that leverage… Read More

UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue Takes Place in Singapore

The United Kingdom and Singapore has held their third UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue in Singapore today (September 8).  According to information provided by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the two countries exchanged views on domestic and international financial market developments and covered a broad range of… Read More

Fintech Visionary Joe Seunghyun Cho Discusses LATTICE80 – World’s Largest Fintech Hub

Joe Seunghyun Cho is the founder of LATTICE80 – the largest Fintech hub in the world. But he is also the co-founder and Chairman of Marvelstone Group, a Singapore based private investment group.  Marvelstone looks to invest in financial services, tech, real estate, infrastructure, energy… Read More

P2P Mobile Wallet Smart Transfer Goes Global Via Phone, Email address & Social Media

Money transfer without borders. Smart Transfer officially launched it P2P mobile payment platform that enables international social payments across multiple currencies at no charge to users.  Aside from bank accounts, Smart Transfer allows international money transactions to be made to any phone number, email address… Read More

Digital Assets Predicted to Rise to $1 Trillion in Less than 2 Years

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market is going through a turbulent period of change and regulation. Following an incredible rise of the new form of raising capital online, regulators around the world are pumping their rule making breaks to slow down cryptocurrency based securities offerings…. Read More

Singapore-Korea Fintech Collaboration: Marvelstone Group & Seoul Metropolitan Sign MOU

  Marvelstone Group, the creators of LATTICE80 in Singapore, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to partner on Fintech. Earlier today, a signing event took place at LATTICE80 where representatives of Marvelstone Group joined with representatives from South Korea… Read More

CoAssets Enters into Share Sale & Purchase Agreement with Hong Kong based Brighten Management Limited

CoAssets Limited (ASX: CA8), an online crowdfunding platform based in Singapore, has announced two items designed to fuel the company’s next phase of growth as it seeks to transform into an “online financial institution” and to create a more diversified credit landscape. CoAssets has entered… Read More

FinLab Announces Eight Graduates from 100 Day Accelerator Program

The FinLab, based in Singapore, has announced the graduation of eight Fintech startups from its 100-day accelerator program. The FinLab is an innovation accelerator joint venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate. The program provides practical guidance, resources and mentorship to enable startups  that… Read More

Blockchain Brief: TenX Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Blockchain platform TenX has become the latest member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance – the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. Building upon the leading smart contract supporting blockchain… Read More

Singapore Payments Council Creates Taskforce for Consistent QR Code

  The Singapore Payments Council has created a task force to develop a common QR Code for the country. This is part of a broader initiative of establishing interoperable electronic payments. Singapore is keen to facilitate digital transactions. Council members advocated the use of QR… Read More

50,000+ Apply for KyberNetwork Whitelist. Creates Largest Slack Community Ever as ICO Expected to Hit $65 Million

KyberNetwork may be poised for a strong showing in their forthcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO). According to a report from the company, KyberNetwork has received over 50,000 applications for their “ICO whitelist” in advance of the investment offer. It is interesting to note that KyberNetwork… Read More