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Money 20/20 Asia – Singapore

Asia is at the vanguard of the fintech revolution and is leading the way in consumer adoption of financial technology products. We have 250+ of the biggest disruptors, innovators, unicorns and revolutionaries taking to the stages at Money20/20 Asia this March in Singapore, and they’ve… Read More

Grab Announces Acquisition of Wealth Tech Startup Bento

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Tuesday it is set to acquire Bento Invest Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based robot-advisory startup. Grab reported that with the acquisition, Bento will be rebranded to GrabInvest, which will be a new core business vertical under Grab’s financial services arm,… Read More

Mindful Wealth Moves to Singapore to Benefit from New Variable Capital Companies Framework

Asset management firm Mindful Wealth has re-domiciled in Singapore to benefit from the new “Variable Capital Companies” (VCC) framework. Mindful Wealth currently claims over $600 million in assets under management (AUM). The company originally started in Switzerland providing wealth management and other corporate services. Mindful… Read More

Singapore-based Digital Asset Exchange Zipmex Awarded Operational License by Thai SEC

Zipmex, a Singapore-based crypto-asset exchange focused on offering retail and institutional investors the ability to make secure investments in cryptocurrencies, has reportedly acquired an operational license in Thailand, awarded by the Asian country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Zipmex crypto trading platform currently offers… Read More

China’s Zall Smart Commerce Group to Establish Operatins in Singapore, as Part of Group Applying for Digital Banking License

Chinese e-commerce company Zall Smart Commerce Group will establish operations in Singapore’s evolving financial industry. Zall’s management noted that the firm is part of a consortium that’s applying for a digital wholesale banking license in Singapore. Global eTrade Services, a CrimsonLogic Pte division, and Marubeni… Read More

Indonesia E-Commerce Marketplace Tokopedia Set to Finalize $1.5 Billion Round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek

Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based e-commerce marketplace, is reportedly in the final stages of closing an investment round valued at around $1.5 billion from Japan’s Softbank, China’s Alibaba Group and Singapore-based Temasek. The Tokopedia marketplace, which is notably the largest of its kind in Indonesia, is now… Read More

85% of Blockchain Professionals Employed by Crypto Exchanges, App Developers, Mining Facility Operators: Report

The Digital Asset Human Capital Trends Report was recently commissioned by the Blockchain Association, an organization of active industry participants who promote efforts related to innovation and the collaboration needed to support US leadership of the crypto-assets sector. The companies included in the research sample… Read More

Wealthtech: Singapore-based Kristal.AI, a Wealth Management Firm, Secures $6 Million via Series A Round

Kristal.AI, a Singapore-headquartered digital wealth management firm, has secured $6 million in capital via a Series A round, which was led by Chiratae Ventures (previously known as IDG Ventures). The Desai Family Office and several others including high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs) also took part in the round…. Read More

Licensed E-Money Institution Monerium to Issue E-Money on the Algorand protocol

Monerium, a licensed e-money issuer will be utilizing the Algorand blockchain protocol to provide fiat currency transactions, according to a company release. Monerium is registered in Iceland and is authorized by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland. The company received regulatory approval last June. The… Read More

Update: Digital Bank Tonik Acquires License to Operate in the Philippines

Singapore-headquartered neobank Tonik Financial Pte. Ltd. has reportedly been awarded an operational license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in order to offer financial services in the Philippines. The license will allow Tonik, via its local division Tonik Digital Bank Inc., to offer a… Read More

Singapore Banking Group DBS Launches B2B Payments Solution

Banking group DBS announced on Monday it has launched a new solution to transform cash and paper-based B2B payments and collections landscape for businesses in Singapore. The bank reported its QR-code based solution is powered by DBS RAPID and DBS MAX and addresses Singapore’s aim… Read More

Singapore-based Fintech CredoLab Recognized by Financial Services Authority as Financial Tech Provider to Indonesian Firms

Singapore-based Fintech firm CredoLab has confirmed that the Financial Services Authority (OJK) has officially recognized it as an established provider of financial technology services to companies in Indonesia. Michele Tucci, chief product officer at CredoLab, stated: “Clients can rely on the OJK’s assessment and audit… Read More

Shaun Djie: Co-founder at Digix, a Smart-Asset Firm Leveraging Blockchain to Manage Gold Investments, Reveals Keys Industry Trends

We recently caught up with Shaun Djie, co-founder and chief operating officer at Digix, one of the first “smart-asset” companies leveraging blockchain tech to account for the authentication and provenance of 99.99% investment-grade gold bullions. Shaun currently serves as a board member for Singapore’s IT… Read More

India’s Amazon Pay Receives $19.3 Million Capital Injection from Singapore and Mauritius-based Parent Entities

Amazon Pay in India has received a capital injection of INR 13.5 billion (appr. $19.3 million) from its Singapore and Mauritius-headquartered parent entities, according to a filing with the registrar of companies (RoC). As noted in the financial documents available on business intelligence and information… Read More

Singapore-Based Digital Securities Platform iSTOX Receives $5 Million Investment From Hanwha Asset Management

iSTOX, a regulated capital markets platform that provides digital security issuance and trading, announced on Tuesday it secured a $5 million investment from South Korea-based Hanwha Asset Management. This new investment comes just a couple of months after iSTOX received a $5 million investment from… Read More

Consortium led by Enigma Group Applies for Digital Bank License in Singapore

A consortium led by Enigma Group has applied for a Digital Full Bank license in Singapore, according to a company release. The co-applicants are said to include Singapore-based companies, Qrypt Technologies, 2359 Media and Blockchain Worx, along with UK-based Enigma Global Holdings. The group adds… Read More

Thailand Might Not be Ready Like Singapore and Hong Kong to Implement Digital Banking Systems, Says Thai Central Bank Governor

Thailand is currently laying the groundwork for standalone or independently-functioning online banks as the Southeast Asian nation tries to catch up with other nearby markets that have been upgrading their banking infrastructure. Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, noted during a recent interview:… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Has 21 Aspiring Fintechs Apply for 5 Digital Bank Licenses

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has seen 21 different entities apply for a digital-only bank license. MAS had set a deadline for applications of December 31, 2019. MAS is offering just 5 different digital bank licenses. These licenses include two digital full bank (DFB)… Read More

Singapore Business Federation Joins Consortium Led By Ron Sim’s V3 Group and EZ-Link, which Aims to Acquire Digital Full-Bank License in Singapore

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will reportedly be joining a consortium that’s led by Ron Sim‘s V3 Group (a brand creator and developer and an Asian luxury group in the lifestyle and wellness markets) and EZ-Link, a stored-card operator that is planning to acquire a… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ant Financial Applies for Singapore Digital Banking License On January 2nd, Ant Financial confirmed that it had applied a digital wholesale banking license in Singapore as an effort to promote the development of local digital banking and global financial inclusion. As early as November 19th… Read More

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