Posts From Fintech News Hong Kong

Fintech In Japan: How is The World’s 3rd Largest Economy Tackling Fintech?

A global technological leader, Japan has witnessed the emergence of a thriving fintech landscape in the past two years as startups, industry players, regulators and government collaborate to build a favorable environment for innovation. Tokyo in particular is home to

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A Snapshot of Hong Kong’s Emerging Mobile Payments Scene and The Players

70% of Hongkongers said they have never paid for something using their smartphone, revealed a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council in 2018. Despite the plethora of mobile payment options popping up in the city, on 23% surveyed

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Top 5 Fintech Startups to Watch in Korea in 2019

South Korea is well-known as one of the most wired countries in the world with good education and a top global economy. First, a quick look at why Korean fintech startups have blossomed and then five startups to watch in

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How China’s Fintech Giants are Tapping into a US$ 600 Billion Market

China’s tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are going after global remittances, a market that sees more than US$600 billion being moved around the world annually, according to the World Bank. The two firms recently launched cross-border money transfer services to

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Korea is Shaping up to Be A Blockchain Hub — Here’s Why

When talking to South Koreans, the word “blockchain” has become a household buzzword. Most people have heard of it via the mainstream local media, especially when there was a massive fervor around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies towards the end of 2017.

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4 Infographics Outlining Hong Kong’s Fintech Industry

Hong Kong, an international finance hub and technologically advanced center for logistics and communications, has been hard at work to develop a favorable environment for fintech innovation and startups. As a result, the ecosystem has grown significantly in the past

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Where to Buy Cryptocurrencies in South Korea

While the global cryptocurrency fervor has abated throughout the course of 2018 following bitcoin’s parabolic rise in the year prior, investors in South Korea into continue to trade cryptocurrencies via large cryptocurrency exchange gateways. In South Korea, there are a

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Chinese UnionPay Cardholders Entitled to Amazon Giftcard When Paying Student Fees

Geoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union have recently offered a joint tuition payment promotion available to Chinese students studying at more than 600 academic institutions in 11 countries. The promotion is available only for Chinese students studying in the United

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Their Business Faced Roadblocks, So Didi is Now Mirroring Alibaba’s Fintech Game Plan

The company that drove Uber out of China, Didi Chuxing, comes into the new year embroiled in controversy. About a month ago, Didi announced a major restructuring—the latest development in series of platform tweaks after it came out that the

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China’s Cashless Economy Set to Overtake USA by 2021

According to the World Payments Report 2018 produced by Capgemini and BNP Paribas, global non-cash transaction volumes grew at 10.1% in 2016 to hit 482.6 billion in value, with China contributing to 25.8% of that growth. When it comes to

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