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Henri Arslanian’s Top Trends in Crypto to Keep an Eye On
Henri Arslanian had a simple goal at the Block O2O: Institutionalization of The Digital Asset Fund Industry conference: to share all the latest trends in crypto and let the audience decide what they mean for business, investment, or the crypto industry. He ended up blowing a few minds. Speaking to a packed crowd, the PriceWaterhouseCoopers crypto and fintech chief laid
NexChange Interview Series: Musheer Ahmed, Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Part 1
In this installment of the NexChange Interview Series, NexChange’s Olga Yaroshevsky sits down with Fintech Association of Hong Kong General Manager Musheer Ahmed. Musheer has an extensive background in financial services and technology, having been a global markets trader for a decade and a strategy consultant following his MBA. He also has a keen interest in technologies impacting or disrupting
Barbarians at the Gate? Chinese Banks Ramp up Fintech Spending Amid Growing Competition From Internet Firms
It looks like the Chinese fintech arms race is starting to get interesting. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese commercial banks have ramped up their fintech investments as the likes of Tencent and JD.com slowly “chip away at their businesses.” China Construction Bank reportedly increased fintech development to 2.2% of operating income in 2018 – a 22% climb
Line, Japan’s Most Popular Messaging App, Is Setting Its Sights on Fintech
In an effort to remain disruptive, Japan’s most popular messaging app is branching onto the fintech space, according to PYMNTS: In an interview with the The Financial Times, Shin Jung-ho, the founder of the company said Line is expanding into cashless payments and FinTech in an effort to not remain complacent or stagnant. “My biggest priority is to ensure that the company
Male And Female Entrepreneurs In Startups
Men still dominate the UK startup landscape, with 80.6% of companies launched between 2000-2018 being founded by men ernestoeslava / Pixabay It’s safe to say that the UK’s startup scene has always been largely a Y-chromosome dominated space. Over the past few years, the UK government and independent bodies have increasingly made efforts to level the playing fields between male
Ping An Seeks to Float $8 Billion Fintech Unit in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Blockchain Week is happening March 4-8, 2019. Click here to meet 3,000 plus blockchain industry leaders. Chinese insurance juggernaut Ping An is warming up for a blockbuster IPO in Hong Kong, writes Bloomberg: Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s largest insurer by market value, is gearing up for an initial public offering of its OneConnect unit that could
Top 10 Best Startup Cities In The World: Check Them Out
rawpixel / Pixabay Startups have been mushrooming in hundreds of cities around the world. But some cities have the right conditions and regulations to attract entrepreneurial talent and help them flourish. Entrepreneurs want to be in cities that offer a supportive environment for innovation. Silicon Valley in California remains one of the world’s biggest startup hubs. But some other cities have
EmTech Asia Explores Tech’s Impact on Life and the World Around Us
Organized by the MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the sixth annual EmTech Asia conference opened its doors at the Marina Bay Sands last month and drew a crowd of over 700 participants from over 30 countries. Taglined “Discover the Emerging Technologies that will Change the World”, EmTech Asia 2019 attendees heard from 50 of the world’s most influential
Glimpse into the Future at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
The first thing to know about blockchain technology is that there is a lot to know. There is, of course, Bitcoin, which has always been seen as Batman to blockchain’s Robin, or vice-versa. But since those early days when Bitcoin and blockchain were seemingly joined at the hip, the nascent technology has begun to outgrow its exclusivity with cryptocurrencies: From