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  • 12 Philippine companies that should really start accepting Bitcoin

    Philippine companies that need to accept Bitcoin

    techinasia.com 02 Sep '14, 6am

    It’s big news when a major corporation or non-profit, such as Wikipedia, starts accepting Bitcoin . A number of people want to have more places to spend their bitcoins. So Tech in Asia spoke with entrepreneurs in the Philippine Bitcoin space on what companies they would like to see ac...

  • Taiwan-based music streaming #startup KKBox raises $104M from Singapore’s GIC by @horwitzjosh

    Taiwan music streaming startup KKBox raises US$104M

    techinasia.com 28 Aug '14, 3am

    In what comes as the largest funding round for a Taiwan startup this year, Taipei-based KKBox has announced it just raised US$104 million from Singapore’s GIC, a government owned investment firm. The company says it will use the funding to continue its overseas expansion and improve i...

  • This Japanese politician is crowdfunding a personal trip to the US to study Bitcoin

    A Japanese politician is crowdfunding Bitcoin research

    techinasia.com 27 Aug '14, 8am

    Mineyuki Fukuda, a member of Japan’s House of Representatives, has taken a novel approach to fund an overseas Bitcoin research tour. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker and head of the central government’s IT Strategy Committee has launched a crowdfunding campaign that will se...

  • A list of venture capital firms in Singapore

    A list of venture capital firms in Singapore

    techinasia.com 25 Aug '14, 11am

    Venture capital firms have entered Singapore in droves, which means internet startups here can look forward to a wider variety of funding options. Here is a list of venture capital firms with a presence in Singapore that are actively investing in startups in the series A rounds and ab...

  • Making Satoshi proud: This Bitcoin umbrella firm has released six companies in three months

    This Bitcoin firm has launched six independent Philippine ventures

    techinasia.com 20 Aug '14, 6am

    In the tiny Makati City office that Bitcoin universal company Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) calls its headquarters, there is a sign on the wall that reads: “Ready, fire, aim.” The deliberate botching of a battle cry is meant to convey SCI’s ethos of releasing products first, and re...

  • Singapore’s migme to be preinstalled in over half of Indonesia’s new smartphones

    Singapore’s migme partners with Smartfren, Trikomsel, Nexian

    techinasia.com 20 Aug '14, 7am

    Remember mig33? It is a Singapore-based microblogging company which recently changed its name to migme (ASX:MIG). Just last week, migme debuted as a publicly traded stock on the Australian Stock Exchange. And today, migme announced that it has tied a deal with three big handset player...

  • BitX, a Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets, raises $800k

    BitX: Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets

    techinasia.com 19 Aug '14, 2am

    Bitcoin , the world’s leading cryptocurrency, is being touted for its benefits to emerging markets. Its peer-to-peer nature enables seamless cash transfer across borders, a vast improvement on today’s remittance industry. BitX plans to make a Bitcoin economy a reality in these markets...

  • Singapore’s Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you’re a startup: While Accreditation@IDA is a Singapore government ...

    Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you're a startup

    techinasia.com 16 Aug '14, 2am

    We set up the Accreditation@IDA to help startups win real projects from government and industry buyers, where accredited companies will be considered first for various innovation-focused government projects and industry collaborations. [The initiative aims to] build an innovative tech...

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