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  • MarvelStone Group to launch 'world's largest' fintech hub in Singap...

    finextra.com 21 Sep '16, 9am

    The 30,000 square foot facility will have a global reach, providing work spaces, events and educational programmes for fintech startups as well as innovation support schemes for existing companies and financial institutions. Joe Seunghyun Cho, chairman of Marvelstone Group comments: "...

  • Singapore and Switzerland forge fintech pact

    Singapore and Switzerland forge fintech pact

    finextra.com 13 Sep '16, 9am

    The agreement between the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) is the latest in a series of bilateral treaties between domestic regulatory bodies aimed at supporting the international fintech community. The two authorities ...

  • US judge says Bitcoin is money

    finextra.com 20 Sep '16, 1pm

    , Anthony Murgio had argued that two of the eight criminal charges he faces in connection with his alleged operation of Coin.mx should be dismissed because Bitcoin does not qualify as "funds". But US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan rejected the bid, writing: "Bitcoins are fu...

  • Adding to the chaos, Singapore Fintech Festival

    Adding to the chaos, Singapore Fintech Festival

    finextra.com 15 Sep '16, 3am

    Those who follow the Fintech Sector closely in Singapore are surely having the time of their life. It’s that time of the year approaching where the craze and euphoria for a particular sector is at its crescendo. Almost reaching the levels of yearly F1 jamboree. Adding to the chaos is ...

  • Singapore transit system to trial contactless bank card payments

    finextra.com 26 Jul '16, 12am

    The LTA says it plans to enrol at least 100,000 people in the account-based ticketing system trial, which will save commuters the hassle of having to use a separate transit card and make fare top-ups. The pilot, set to begin by the end of the year, will also let users track their jour...

  • IBM to open first 'Centre for Blockchain Innovation' in Singapore

    finextra.com 12 Jul '16, 11am

    Over the next three years, the Centre Will be working to deliver a number of technology pilots across the finance and trade industries, tapping into the nation's technical talent pool and building on IBM's work with the Linux Foundation Hyperledger platform. The involvement of the Mon...

  • Bank payment networks to prevail over bitcoin - Citi

    finextra.com 01 Jul '16, 2pm

    The bank's research team cites problems like scalability, network adoption and lack of a legal/regulatory framework for dispute resolution as drawbacks to more widespread adoption of the virtual currency. The report points to social payments network Circle, financial inclusion outfit ...

  • UK and Singapore establish 'fintech bridge'

    UK and Singapore establish 'fintech bridge'

    finextra.com 11 May '16, 6pm

    Billed as the first of its kind, the bridge sees the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) ink a regulatory cooperation agreement on sharing and using information on financial services innovation in their respective markets. Dominated by ...

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