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Interview with Benjamin Yee, CEO and Founder of EMERGE App

A serial entrepreneur and keen solo traveller, Benjamin Yee, talks to us about the challenges and advantages of steering a software startup based in Singapore. He shares what it’s like to run a business with a broad global footprint. Finally, he tells us why electronic payments are the next logical step of his business. (more…)

Interviews

September 10, 2018

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Business With A Bang – Why Coworking In Bangkok Can Boost Your Business

Thailand has a plethora of coworking spaces to fit the tastes and needs of all professionals. There are coworking spaces for specific industries and niches. There are coworking spaces for particular platforms (i.e. green business), and there is even a small but growing group of hotels that are coliving hotels or hotels that support the coworking community around them. (more…)

Fintech news

September 5, 2018

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Ping An Academy sets up financial services security research facility

By Ping An,

On August 13, the National Engineering Laboratory for Big Data Collaborative Security Technology – Financial Industry Security Research Center was inaugurated in Beijing, China. (more…)

Fintech news

September 2, 2018

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Rakuten buys bitcoin exchange

By Rakuten,

Rakuten, Inc. (hereinafter “the Company”) announces that today it decided to acquire everybody’s bitcoin Inc. (hereinafter “everybody’s bitcoin”) through its subsidiary, Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. (more…)

Fintech news

September 2, 2018

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5 Creepy Things People Used to Do at Casinos for Good Luck

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Casinos thrive because their games are based on random outcomes. Among the hosted collection of games, you can sample at RagingBull Casino, 90% are games of chance. Besides blackjack, many other casino classics require a tinge of good luck for the outcome to go the player’s way. Players have come up with bizarre rituals to try and woo luck their way. Some of these work like a charm, but most of them flop from the onset. Regardless, it is the confidence that these rituals instill in the gambler that is awe-inspiring. (more…)

Fintech news

August 27, 2018

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Crypterium vs Cryptov8: How two of the most promising crypto payment solutions stack up

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The growing user base for digital currencies has given a new lease of life to the crypto payment solutions. (more…)

Fintech news

August 26, 2018

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SUBAJ to Launch a Rewards Platform, Bring Cryptocurrency to the Mainstream

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SUBAJ Global Network, the world’s largest and one of the most promising crypto-based loyalty programs is here to revolutionize and innovate user shopping experiences. Providing a decentralized marketplace for companies, businesses, retailers and merchants, SUBAJ helps companies boost their revenues using customer-engagement techniques through state-of-the-art technologies, keeping Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Social Gamification and GeoDrop Technology at the core of its architecture. (more…)

Fintech news

August 19, 2018

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 9 Things to look for when picking a coworking space

If you have decided to join the co-working ‘revolution’, here is a checklist of all the questions to think about before you zero in on the right co-working space: (more…)

Fintech news

August 13, 2018

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Graeme Holm’s Infinity Group Australia Helps People Reduce Debt And Create Wealth

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Financial institutions know how to make money especially when it comes to lending money to buy big-ticket items. Most institutions don’t lend money unless they feel they will get the money back with enough interest to keep their company moving in the right direction. The mortgage market in Australia doesn’t do much to help people get the advice, services, and financial guidance they need to make competent decisions when they buy a home. Once a mortgage deal is in motion, it’s up to the homeowner to make payments on time regardless of the challenges they face on a daily basis. (more…)

Fintech news

August 10, 2018

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Easy Steps Every Mac User Can Take To Clean His Mac

We all hate slow running computers, especially if it is a Mac, as you have paid a premium price for the lightning speed these computers are famous for. When your Mac becomes tired and slow, how can you fix it without paying again for an expert help? Let’s have a look at some of the quick tips to optimize the performance of your Mac. (more…)

Fintech news

August 7, 2018

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Starting with Bitcoin – The Ultimate Guide

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You are likely aware of the buzz surrounding the cryptocurrency industry if you keep up with fintech news. While there are many crypto assets worth focusing on and learning about, one is undoubtedly the most popular, and it is Bitcoin. It has been around for nearly a decade, has the highest total market capitalization, and is easily the most well-known amongst the public owing to its skyrocketing BTC to USD value. (more…)

Fintech news

July 31, 2018

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How to Start Investing With Small Amounts of Money

By Digvijay

Before you start something new, taking the first step is always the most difficult, liking riding a bike for the first time or catching a plane on your own for the first time. It is pretty much the same with investments. Like everything else, you are probably going to struggle initially and you may not be able to figure out what to do that easily. Under such circumstances, it is quite likely that you may take the help of your family or friends. However, to set yourself on the right track to achieve your investment goals even with a small amount, you will have to take some fundamental steps. (more…)

Fintech news

July 30, 2018

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Blockchain Technology Will Change How We Conduct Business

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Blockchain technology was started a number of years ago now and has positively impacted how we conduct business. It was initially meant to formulate the Bitcoin cryptocurrency but has since been an influence in several sectors. The production sector is one that was overshadowed with different challenges especially when it comes to operational readiness. (more…)

Blockchain, Global trends

July 28, 2018

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Blockchain technology affecting every aspect of our lives

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Most people are now aware of cryptocurrency and the crypto-markets are continuing to grow at an astounding rate, but many are still aware of how the underlying technology blockchain works and how it is affecting our lives on a daily basis.

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Blockchain

July 27, 2018

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UOB taps Personetics to gain deeper customer insights

United Overseas Bank has invested in Israel-based AI firm Personetics and plans to deploy its cognitive analytic tools to help customers make smarter banking decisions. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

July 20, 2018

Xero selects Gusto as US payroll partner

By Xero,

Xero (ASX:XRO) today announced that Gusto will be the preferred payroll provider for its small business and accountant customers in the U.S. (more…)

Fintech news

July 20, 2018

Early Stage VCs — Be Careful Out There

By Brad Feld, Originally published at Feld Thoughts.

In addition to our own funds, we are investors in a number of other early-stage VC funds as part of our Foundry Group Next strategy. Yesterday, in one of the quarterly updates that we get, I saw the following paragraph.

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Fintech news

July 20, 2018

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HSBC Global Head of Digital Says the Bank Is ‘Cautiously Looking’ at Crypto Investment

By Ana Alexandre for Cointelegraph,

Global Head of Digital at HSBC, Josh Bottomley, said that the bank is “cautiously looking” at cryptocurrency use cases, Forbes reported July 19. (more…)

Fintech news

July 20, 2018

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Fintech Company TrueLayer Raises $7.5M in Funding

TrueLayer, a London, UK-based Open Banking market, financial API platform, raised $7.5m in funding. (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends

July 20, 2018

tZero Extends Security Token Offering Until August 6th

By JD Alios for Crowdfundinsider,

Zero, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has extended its ongoing security token offering for individual investors until August 6, 2018. The announcement was shared in an email signed by tZero CEO Saum Noursalehi. (more…)

Fintech news

July 20, 2018

Insurance Technology Sector Overview — Q1 2018

By Venture Scanner,

The insurance technology sector has seen an abundance of activity over the past few years. As we previously analyzed, insurtech funding has shown early signs of maturation and its exit events have seen robust growth.

We will now do a deeper dive of the different components of insurance technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 14 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also look at how these categories compare with one another in terms of their funding and maturity.

Insurance Marketplace Is the Largest Insurance Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the insurance technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1503 insurance technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $22 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

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Fintech news

July 18, 2018

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MAS to ramp up measures to fight money laundering, terrorism financing

By Annabeth Leow for Business Times

REGULATORS in Singapore are looking to ramp up targeted measures against financial crime, including tapping data analytics and boosting information sharing with financial institutions, said an official from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday morning. (more…)

Government activities, Hotnews

July 18, 2018

Timing Cashflows of Your Sales Commissions and Your Customers

By Tomasz Tunguz from Redpoint Ventures for his blog

Your sales team is starting to close some terrific accounts. As your startup grows, your sales team will experiment with different sales techniques. For example, qualification, pricing, positioning, incentives and contract structure. This is a wonderful phase for a startup. However, there’s a common mistake to avoid. (more…)

Fintech news

July 18, 2018

Developing Frameworks for ICO Investing

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Fintech news

July 18, 2018

Yoyo loyalty app reaches one million users

By Yoyo,

Yoyo, the UK’s biggest mobile payments and loyalty marketing platform, has smashed through a milestone by crossing the 1 million user mark – making it one of the fastest growing fintech startups in Europe. (more…)

Fintech news

July 18, 2018

Tradeteq raises $6.3 million

By TradeTeq,

Tradeteq, the trade finance distribution platform, has raised US$6.3mn of equity investment in seed extension funding round, led by ADV. (more…)

Fintech news

July 18, 2018

Tokenised funds to reshape PE/VC fundraising

Initial coin offers (ICOs) and the emergence of tokenised funds — represented by the issue of equity tokens — are set to reshape the dynamics of how private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) fund managers raise capital, bringing greater transparency and democratisation to the fund management space. (more…)

Fintech news

July 17, 2018

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JD finds itself in the midst of P2P financing fraud

By Masha Borak for TechNode

E-commerce platform JD.com is facing scrutiny after suspected large-scale fraud has been uncovered involving Feixun (斐讯), a brand sold on JD’s platform. On June 10, a crowd of people that bought Feixun’s products gathered in front of the company’s headquarters in Beijing to protest the platform’s practice saying that they were “victims of P2P finance,” iFeng reports. (more…)

Fintech news

July 16, 2018

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CEO Problems

By Brad Feld

Originally published at Feld Thoughts.

Recently, I was talking to a CEO of a company I’m on the board of. We were discussing a problem in the category of something new Is fucked up in my world every day (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

July 16, 2018

Why invest in Fintech? — Monica Brand Engel

Fintech news, Global trends

July 16, 2018