Jamie Dimon might not be a fan but the North Korean leader has his eyes on gathering up a war chest of Bitcoins.
As sanctions pile on to his regime strangling potential revenue streams, the government of North Korea has allegedly been turning to bitcoin exchange heists and cryptocurrency mining in an effort to by-pass the international measures.
Continue reading “Kim Jong-un Wants Your Bitcoins”
The Monetary Authority of Singapore announced the setting up of a Cyber Security Advisory Panel.
Comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world the new Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP) will advise The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on strategies to enhance the cyber resilience of Singapore’s financial sector.
Continue reading “Singapore Regulator Establishes Cyber Security Panel”
Internet finance regulators in Beijing have ordered all cryptocurrency exchanges in the Chinese capital to issue notices to cease trading.
So far two of the largest Chinese Bitcoin exchanges Huobi.com and Okcoin.cn announced that they will cease trading by the end of September. BTC China, another major cryptocurrency firm, issued a statement that it would also halt trading by the end of September.
Continue reading “Chinese Crypto’s Shutting Down”
For many time-strapped individuals, e-commerce is now the preferred mode of shopping, as a new pair of shoes can be just a few clicks away. Shoppers can, however, find themselves waiting several days for the arrival of their latest purchase – that is, if the retailer delivers to their doorstep. But as consumers in the US can attest to, some deliveries just don’t make it to the consumer’s preferred address especially if the ordered items are being shipped from a distant country.
Continue reading “Singapore says global shopping now a reality with bluGate”
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards. The Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards are among the highlights of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, which will take place in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017.
Continue reading “MAS Announces Finalists for the Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards”
Digital nomads are ever more numerous. They have special needs, notably in terms of financial services.
Continue reading “Fintech Solutions for Digital Nomads”
Nearly one in five said they have far more money at their disposal than their lifestyles require.
The Expat Insider 2017 survey released on Thursday has put Vietnam in the spotlight as the cheapest place to live for expats.
Continue reading “Vietnam named most affordable country in the world for foreigners”
Citi has beta launched a banking chatbot on Facebook Messenger that is capable of providing customer account information to users.
Continue reading “Citi debuts first Facebook Messenger banking chatbot in Singapore”
Fintech Vietnam Meetup is back with another newsletter, September 2017 edition. With the fast pace of the recent developments in Fintech, there are a lot of local and international news that we would like to share with you today.
Continue reading “Top Fintech Vietnam News from August 2017”
Malaysia’s Securities Commission is the latest regulator cautioning investors about potential risks involved in the burgeoning cryptocurrency schemes.
The regulator reminded Initial Coin Offering investors (ICO) to seek legal or other professional advice to address any doubts on the legitimacy of such schemes, seeing that the terms and features of ICO schemes may differ across cases.
Continue reading “Now Malaysia Warns on ICO’s”