Posts From Ellia Pikri

BFM Founder Malek Ali Co-Founds Insurtech Startup, Fi Life

Fi Life, an insurtech startup co-founded by BFM radio founder Malek Ali and Tan Jiann Meng went live today. The birth Fi Life is a result of the pair’s recent acquisition of U For Life from German reinsurer Hannover Re

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Touch ‘N Go Partners Up With Singapore’s EZ-Link to Issue a Multi-Currency Joint Card

Due to a variety of reasons, Singapore’s EZ-Link and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go cards are synonymous with travel in their respective countries. With travel across the causeway so common among residents of both, it is about time for a new

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How 2 M’sians Built The 2nd Largest Crypto Aggregator Because They Were Annoyed

Malaysia-based and run CoinGecko could have seen the writing in the stone for CoinMarketCap’s recent scandals, since it came out that as much as 95% of spot Bitcoin trading volume has been “faked”. Even during its founding in 2014, the two CoinGecko

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3 New Things WeChat Pay is Trying to Stay Ahead of Other E-Wallets in Malaysia

Joining Malaysia’s increasingly crowded e-wallet scene was WeChat Pay, launched here in August last year. The arrival was notable as Malaysia was the first region targeted by the platform that helped to contribute to the ubiquity of e-wallets in China.

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AIA Director Quits His Job to Build Blockchain That Could Finally Simplify Selling Cars

  “Buying a [car] is such a long and frustrating process,” lamented Arnold Aranez, CEO and founder of Cendol Technologies. “When I bought my second-hand car, the original importer put the wrong model details so when I tried to sell

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What Razer’s Malaysian Headquarters Launch Means for its Fintech Ambitions

Razer today announced the official opening of its new country headquarters in Malaysia, housing over 280 employees within The Vertical at UOA Corporate Towers. The event was graced by Malaysia’s Minister for Finance Lim Guan Eng, as well as Minister

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How Cashless is Malaysia Right Now?

Between Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) ICTF and the more recently announced Real-Time Retail Payments (RPP) system, an ecosystem rife with Malaysians with at least a debit card, and e-wallets to target those who do not; Malaysia seems to be well underway towards

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HelloGold Expands Blockchain Gold-Savings Platform into Africa

Gold-based savings platform HelloGold has announced their expansion into Africa, with the help of a digital financial inclusion group Baobab as their partner. Baobab serves a similar goal to HelloGold, which is financial inclusion for those in Africa and China via

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MyCash Online Expands Remittance Service to Australia

MyCash Online is a marketplace designed to help the massive swaths of migrants in Malaysia and Singapore that do not have access to online banking or credit cards. This goal allowed the platform to gain a significant footing in Malaysia’s fintech,

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Silicon Valley Payments Darling Arrives in Malaysia

In a tweet by Silicon Valley-based Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison, he seemed to confirm that the company has commenced with beta testing in Malaysia. This tweet follows the company’s talked about expansion into Southeast Asia. Expanding here was seemingly just

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