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Taiwan Startups Win Singularity University’s First APAC Global Impact Challenge

Singularity University just concluded their very first APAC Global Impact Challenge (GIC), and two Taiwanese startups have emerged as winners. The challenge aimed to discover moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in the Asia Pacific, specifically

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AGDelta Pulls In JPMorgan Chase Exec To Work On Their Digital Wealth Platform

AGDelta is an online ecosystem that aims to facilitate the flow of information between financial products to buyers through big data and automation. Now, they welcome David Roy into their Hong Kong office as Managing Director for Product Management. David will be

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Bank & FinTech Collaboration Models – How Big Banks Plan Fight the Big Tech Challenge

Sometime around the tail-end of 2010 the banks started realising that something called a FinTech could be a threat to their business. This is a time when some senior executives in the bigger banks were asking the digital leaders if

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Diginex To Partner Agora For Blockchain-Based Voting in Asia

Blockchain solutions provider Diginex will join forces with blockchain-based voting platform Agora to provide blockchain-based voting in Asia. Agora uses the blockchain to record and store voting information. Leveraging the blockchain’s properties in this manner has the potential benefit of

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ZhongAn Technology Launches AI-Powered Data Platform for China’s Insurance Industry

ZhongAn Online is a digital insurer in China that was formed through the collaborative efforts of Ping An, Tencent and Alibaba. As the name suggests, it is an insurance service that is run fully online, which helps them widen their net

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CurrencyFair Announces Asian Expansion and Buys Hong Kong Payment Company

CurrencyFair, an International Money Transfer service to consumers and businesses has announced a major expansion into Asia through the acquisition of Hong Kong based, Convoy Payments Limited. This announcement follows Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s

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China’s Academia to Form New Blockchain Research Center with the Industry

A new blockchain research center will be formed to develop a series of entreprise level blockchain applications. According to the parties involved, these solutions will be developed to address the challenges and needs that corporations are facing in China today.

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AXA Hong Kong will Invest $200M into Fintech and Launched Design Centre

In response to customer needs across insurance products, AXA Hong Kong has announced that it will invest approximately HK$200M in FinTech development this year, tripling its 2017 commitment. The new AXA Design & Experience Centre in One Island East in Quarry Bay, developed in

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12 Fintech Startups in Shanghai You Should Know

Shanghai, a global financial center and transport hub, has emerged as one of China’s fintech powerhouses in recent years, and the city’s tech scene is expected to further grow in new technology areas such as virtual reality, biometrics, big data-based

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Asia Pacific Ahead of Europe in Customer Experience Tech Adoption

A deep focus on enhancing the customer experience has taken root in many emerging markets – most notably Asia Pacific, which is well ahead of its more developed market counterparts in Europe and North America in terms of adoption of

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