Tag: Southeast Asia

The State Of Cryptos In Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast nation that occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Borneo. It’s famous for its beautiful beaches, dense rainforests, and a mix of several cultural influences. Malaysia consists of 13 states and three federal territories, all separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Malaysia Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia. It has one of…

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Analysis – Southeast Asian Gold Market and Government Reserves

The precious yellow metal is fairly widely (although irregularly) distributed throughout Southeast Asia. The majority of the countries in this region actively mine gold both for the domestic and international markets. Also, gold plays a huge role in the cultures of these countries with it being used in various festive events and ceremonies. Below we take a look at the…

Analysis – Indonesia Online Markets & Payments

As Southeast Asia and its countries continue developing on the road of becoming some of the world’s leading countries, it also begins to be more accepting of online markets and payments, nurturing both to facilitate the demands of their people. Here we will take a look at one of the biggest GDP earners in Southeast Asia, which is Indonesia. Having…

Analysis – Malaysia Online Markets And Payments

The digital payments and online market industry in Malaysia is positioned for growth. This is currently made possible by increased internet penetration and high mobile cellular adoption. The total transaction value in the digital payments sector already amounts to about $5,018 million this year (2018). This transaction value is expected to show an annual growth rate of about 17.8% per…

Malaysia and Fintech

The demand for FinTech (Financial Technology) has greatly grown in Malaysia, being fuelled by factors such as rapid adoption of technology, high internet penetration, and increased levels of mobile usage. The country’s conditions such as having a strong underlying market, a large population, and its B2C (Business to Consumer) business model has also offered great conditions for FinTech solution companies…

When ICOs Precede Regulation, Part 2

Since the launch of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) four years ago, the blockchain phenomenon has gained exponential attention, consequently exploding in value throughout 2017. Evidently, ICOs have enabled several companies to rapidly fund their ventures. In our last article, we reviewed and described how ICOs will likely change the world of crowdfunding and why it will likely disrupt the traditional…