Category Archives: Fintech Asia

Fintech company of the week: Mobidoo

We continue today with the FintechValley company of the week. As mentioned previously, we will choose a Fintech that in our point of view has an interesting and/or innovate product to offer to the market. (Our selection process, is based solely on our opinion, and does not involve and endorsement or recommendation of any kind).

This week we present you the Korean Fintech “Mobidoo”.

Mobidoo, has developed a “Smart Sound” technology, for, among other uses authentication, IoT, payments, or “sonic stamp”. According to their website: “it was created to connect all devices in the world. The technology, smart sound, contains and transmits information or any content through inaudible sounds enabling connection of all home appliances as well as smartphones”.

Here is a short video of their technology used for mobile payments in a Point of Sale scenario.

More information about their technology under: http://en.mobidoo.co

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Fintech Company of the week: AirSig

Today we want to start a new series: the FintechValley company of the week. Every 7 days, we will choose what is for us a Fintech with an interesting or outstanding product. (Our selection process, is based solely on our opinion, and does not involve and endorsement or recommendation of any kind).

This week we present you the Taiwanese Fintech “AirSig”.

The company has developed a technology that allows to create an motion based authentication process. A payment process inside a virtual reality game can be verified with a pre-registered and pre-determined hand motion.  See video below for a demo:

There seem to be other applications for the technology, such as IoT technologies, as well as those that require login and password credentials.

More information about AirSig under: http://www.airsig.com

Fintech in Japan

Fintech Valley has recently presented you a selection of crowdfunding in Taiwan. This time, we would like to stick a bit more in Asia but move a little more north to Japan and would like to take a closer look at Japan’s Fintech companies.

Please keep on reading for a first selection of Fintechs in Japan.

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The Bank of Japan has created its own Fintech Center in April 2016 “with the aim to reinforce our efforts in which the developments of FinTech will contribute to enhancing financial services and achieving sustainable growth of Japan’s economy.”

The website of the Fintech Center Continue reading Fintech in Japan

Fintech and Crowdfunding in Taiwan

With a vibrant startup-scene, Taiwan has also quite a number of  crowdfunding platforms. In this article, Fintech Valley would like to present you a selection of these companies. 

flyingV is a crowdfunding platform that was founded in 2012 and is based in Taipei. The registered users come from Taiwan but also from various other countries in Asia. To find out more about the platform, please Continue reading Fintech and Crowdfunding in Taiwan

Fintech in South Korea

Last week, FintechValley had the chance to attend the World Fintech Forum event in Seoul, in South Korea. It was a two-day event that covered Fintech topics from different industries: blockchain, security, peer-to-peer lending, remittance, payments, among others. We also had the chance to hear about the current status of Fintech in other countries such as in Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Israel, Japan and the Czech Republic.

In this post, we would first like to introduce to you some of the companies we came across in the event, some we have heard about and some other established Fintech-related enterprises in the South Korean market.

In a post to follow we will then discuss more in detail about the World Fintech Forum. 

Fintech Korea

 

Paygate is a South Korean Fintech that Continue reading Fintech in South Korea