Post Tagged with: "Asia"

Breaking Banks: Bitcoin’s Big Moment May Come in Asia

Breaking Banks: Bitcoin’s Big Moment May Come in Asia

by April 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Bitcoin has taken a backseat to the blockchain for at least a year now, but the cryptocurrency isn’t going anywhere. Actually, it’s in Asia, where it may have a more profound impact that is possible in the U.S. or Europe. Guest host Rob Findlay discusses with Marcus Swanepoel of BitX,Read More

SIBOS Day Four – the FinTech story in Asia

by October 19, 2015 at 11:17 am 0 comments

Ravi Patel is contributing to Daily Fintech as a Guest Author. He is the co-Founder and CEO of YoloPay, a Singapore-based mobile payment company developing payment solutions for families. Prior to this, he was a consultant and business strategist in the financial services industry. Ed Note: I asked Ravi toRead More

SIBOS Day One – Return to a New-Looking Singapore

by October 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

Ravi Patel is contributing to the Daily Fintech as Guest Author. He is the co-Founder and CEO of YoloPay, a Singapore-based mobile payment company developing payment solutions for families. Prior to this, he was a consultant and business strategist in the financial services industry. Ed Note: I asked Ravi toRead More

Singapore takes top slot in latest Fintech Capitals rankings

by October 7, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

A week from today, on Wednesday next week, I will be moderating a session at SIBOS in Singapore entitled Why Banks need Fintech Hubs, where representatives of 8 Fintech Hubs will be presenting: New York, USA. Maria Gotsch,President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York Sydney, Australia. Alex Scandurra,CEO, StoneRead More

Uber Competes Head-on in Payments in India

by September 15, 2015 at 4:15 am 0 comments

I see the so called sharing economy services such as Uber and AirBnB as payment systems with a domain specific wrapper. They work for both parties because payment is so easy. At some stage this was always going to bring them into competition with payment specialists. One can always trust UberRead More

Indonesia Bitcoin & the unbundling of the remittances market 

by July 3, 2015 at 1:39 am 0 comments

So far we have looked at relatively small countries in our Alternative Bitcoin Capital tour. Indonesia is not small however you cut it: population; 256 million (close to America in size) GDP #16 in world between Mexico and Netherlands. Indonesia is exciting for business because of those Asian GDP growthRead More

Paytm is finally turning the mobile wallet dream into reality – in India

by May 5, 2015 at 1:54 am 3 comments

If the future is mobile – there seems little debate on that – then countries that leapfrog to mobile may produce the long-awaited mobile wallet winner. In the West, mobile wallets have been a solution looking for a problem. Paytm in India seems to have found the problem. Mobile wallets are technically simple (there are…Read more Paytm is finally turning the mobile wallet dream into reality – in India

Fintech City Tour goes to Singapore to discover the intersection between China and India

by February 27, 2015 at 4:15 am 2 comments

It is no secret that this is the Asian century and that the two biggest players are the elephant (India) and the dragon (China). One of the first stops on the Fintech City Tour was Hong Kong. Given the importance of the China market, it was possible that Hong KongRead More

5 Signs Financial Innovation Is Better in Asia

5 Signs Financial Innovation Is Better in Asia

by November 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm 2 comments

Silicon Valley? Tel Aviv? Maybe London? Try Asia — which is the current hotbed of financial innovation, according to an Efma/Infosys report released Oct. 21. The world’s largest continent offers a combination of a youthful population, deep mobile penetration and a high level of comfort with technology. 95% of theRead More

Six More Startups Take Flight at Money2020

Six More Startups Take Flight at Money2020

by October 10, 2013 at 9:51 am 1 comment

Day 2 of LaunchPad360, Money2020’s Finovate-like event-within-the-event featuring startups and new fintech ventures, showcased six more companies Wednesday. Matt Harris of Bain Capital Ventures again MCed, and even did a bit of standup that was lost on the sober and serious audience hungry only for innovation. Read about the firstRead More