USD30k grant by Financial Lab to find financial health solutions for gig workers

USD30k grant by Financial Lab to find financial health solutions for gig workers

The Financial Innovation Lab (FinLab) under the United Nation Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is running a “Gig Economy Challenge”. They are giving a grant for gig economy solution. Financial health solutions for gig workers The idea is to source for MVPs that can be piloted in KL that can offer solutions that can improve the…

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is valued at over USD100 bil this year

There’s an interesting report being circulated in the startup ecosystem on the internet economy in the Southeast Asia region. Jointly published every two years by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, the report sets out the internet economy across Southeast Asian countries with special emphasis on its largest economies namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines,…

Facebook’s Libra is here, so will we see another Zuckerberg’s “move, fast and break things” approach?

The launch of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra has caused mixed sentiments between both supporters and opponents of the new cryptocurrency. The positive sentiment doesn’t seem to go well for the regulators. In just 24 hours, United States, United Kingdom including other G7 countries have announced that Libra will be subject to the financial regulations. In…

What will happen to the unlicensed crypto exchanges in Malaysia?

Last week before the Eid break, the Securities Commission announced the result of the first round of crypto exchanges in Malaysia. The three successful applicants are Luno, Sinegy and Tokenize. The statement doesn’t say how many applicants actually applied for the licence. However, according to FintechNews.my, a Malaysian based fintech news site, claimed that 19…