Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

21 Remarkable Fintech Founders Under 35 in Southeast Asia

Fintech is booming all round the world, including Southeast Asia, where a growing number of fintech-related businesses are emerging to fill the gap left by traditional financial institutions. With the Internet and smartphones spreading rapidly across the region, these new businesses are utilizing technology to find solutions to the region’s financial problems and serve the […]

BlockShow Asia Blockchain Week: What and Who to Expect

BlockShow Asia is returning this year for a week-long event part of the Asia Blockchain Week centered around blockchain and cryptocurrency. The Asia Blockchain Week will start on November 27 with a VIP pre-party followed by the conference itself on November 28 and 29. The BlockShow Asia 2018 conference will take place at the Marina […]

Fintech startup Akulaku secures US$70M Series C funding

Akulaku, fintech startup with business concentrated in Southeast Asia, has raised US$70 million in a Series C funding round led by another fintech company from China, Fanpujinke Group. The fresh fund will be used to explore other financial services and also strengthen Akulaku’s current hold on markets. Akulaku started off in 2016 as a virtual credit card […]

Bithumb Sells $350 Million Stake in Its Cryptocurrency Exchange to a Blockchain Consortium

Bithumb, one of the most important exchanges in South Korea, has sold approximately 38% of its shares to BK Global Consortium, a blockchain investment firm that emerges as the blockchain arm of BK Global, a plastic surgery medical group located in Singapore. The negotiation had a value of 400 Billion Won, which is equivalent to […]

Best Use Cases of Blockchain and FinTech Highlighted at Inside Fintech with Blockchain Agenda 2018

Inside Fintech Conference & Expo, Asia’s premier professional conference for blockchain and FinTech innovation has announced that the event is expected to host +2,500 industry leading multinational companies including: Standard Chartered, Citi, IBM, Microsoft, DBS, EY, R3 and many more top-tier firms to discuss and explore applications of Blockchain technology as well as various Fintech […]

An Inside Look at a Fintech Venture Builder in Southeast Asia

One of the toughest challenges as a founder is identifying the resources you need for your company. This task includes, of course, hiring and onboarding the right employees, and the like. However, it also extends to selecting the best programs to participate in from the wide variety of incubators, accelerators, and venture-builders already operating in […]

Cambodia establishes fintech association

Cambodia has become the latest country to launch a national body designed to foster more fintech collaboration with the launch of the Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA). The CFA will be based in the Cambodian capital’s Daun Penh district and its membership will initially comprise of banks, digital payment companies and financial operators. Read more

Southeast Asia’s top 30 tech startup founders

Three years ago, Tech in Asia compiled a list of Southeast Asia’s top 30 tech founders. They’ve update this list by using the funding data and research they’ve gathered over the past two years. Some of the founders from the previous tally remain, but new names have made it as well. Founders are only included […]

Fintech: Robo-advisors developing a better value proposition

As robo-advisory platforms become more common around the world, the focus of these service providers has shifted to creating a robust investment framework rather than just providing a convenient and affordable way to invest, says Michele Ferrario, co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based robo-advisor StashAway. Robo-advisory platforms are already commonplace in some countries, with the bigger […]

Most Asian companies unconvinced by blockchain’s use in trade finance

The majority of Asia’s top 1,000 companies are unconvinced that digital technologies such as blockchain will improve their trade finance experience. 54% of those polled in exclusive research conducted on behalf of Global Trade Review said they were either unsure whether it would translate into a better user experience, or that it would definitely not […]