Asian tech news roundup – Oct 27

October 27, 2017 0

Members from the Carousell product, engineering and senior leadership team at the company’s Singapore headquarters. Photo credit: Carousell. Rumor has it that Carousell has closed

How much the iPhone X really costs you

October 26, 2017 0

Tomorrow is the Second Coming: the iPhone X launch day. Even arriving over a month after the iPhone 8, it’s still hotly anticipated. It’s also

Asia tech news roundup – Oct 26

October 26, 2017 0

Snapcart’s founders. Photo credit: Snapcart. Snapcart, ShieldSquare, and Jirnexu take home funding; Grab tries its hand at a membership model; and SoftBank’s Son says the

Thai property portal Hipflat gets investment from Japanese price comparison firm

October 12, 2017 0

Bangkok, Thailand. Photo credit: kobiephotography / 123RF. Thai real estate marketplace Hipflat has secured a strategic investment from Aucfan, an online auction price analytics and

Brief: Fujitsu trials blockchain money transfers with Japan’s three biggest banks

October 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: josefkubes / 123RF. The news: Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan’s three largest banking groups – Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group,

Japan and blockchain tech are a match made in heaven

October 5, 2017 0

Tatsuto Fujii, principal analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (L), Yuzo Kano, CEO at bitFlyer (M), and Mio Takaoka, partner at Arbor Ventures (R) on

Seasoned Japanese startup puts fintech on the map with $500m IPO

October 4, 2017 0

Ker-ching! Founder and CEO Yosuke Tsuji. Photo credit: Money Forward. Money Forward, a well-established financial tech startup, has launched its IPO, marking a watershed moment

Japanese business traditions create opportunities for startups to chase

September 30, 2017 0

Photo credit: halfrain. Japanese businesses are rooted in tradition in a way that’s different from other countries. The country’s insistence on using fax machines is

Here are the 11 cryptocurrency exchanges approved by Japanese regulators

September 30, 2017 0

Photo credit: lightboxx / 123RF. Yesterday, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) revealed that it has approved 11 companies to run cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. The

Japanese venture capital blooms but lacks specialization compared to the US

September 29, 2017 0

Photo credit: pigprox / 123RF. Venture capital in Japan is maturing right next to its startups and entrepreneurs. This was the consensus in a panel

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