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Friday, March 22, 2019

Asia news roundup: Grab hit by Ryde’s fraud claims, Binance looks to Africa, and...

Photo credit: Ryde Here’s a rundown of today’s headlines. Transportation Ryde alleges “phantom bookings” originate from IP addresses linked to Grab (Singapore). Ride-hailing startup Ryde said that...

China’s second-tier tech hubs that you must know

Chengdu, known for its panda park, is becoming a whole lot more. / Image credit: 123RF If you’re familiar with China’s rapidly growing tech scene,...

Asia news roundup: Huobi Pro exits Japan as Line launches its own crypto exchange

Line CEO Takeshi Idezawa / Photo credit: Tech in Asia Let’s take a peek at today’s tech news from across Asia. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies Huobi Pro to...

Line to launch crypto exchange in July

Photo credit: kasinv / 123RF Mobile messaging service Line is hopping on the blockchain bandwagon with a new cryptocurrency exchange. Called Bitbox, the exchange will...

A crisis looms over China’s chip sector

Image credit: 123RF This article is an adapted translation of the original on Leiphone, a Chinese publication focusing on the mobile internet and smart hardware. Chinese...

Asia news roundup: Policybazaar joins $1b club, SGX adds dual-class listings, and more

Policybazaar founder and CEO Yashish Dahiya / Photo credit: Policybazaar India gets another unicorn, while CashShield, Common Ground, and SigTuple bag fresh funds. Fintech Policybazaar becomes India’s latest...

Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz discusses: When should you IPO?

Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, was onstage at the Tech in Asia 2015 conference in Tokyo to...

How the steam engine teaches us to stop obsessing about the tech bubble

Om Malik, founder of media company GigaOM and now partner at early-stage funder True Ventures, was onstage at the Tech in Asia 2015 conference...

Returning Vietnamese are making their mark on Vietnam’s burgeoning startup scene

Christina’s founder Thu Nguyen / Photo credit: Benjamin Bathke “Today, he’s here back in the country of his birth because he said his personal passion...

Mind your back, Jack: Alibaba’s biggest rival is on the rise

JD, Alibaba’s biggest rival in China, has global ambitions and is enjoying a serious growth streak. Here’s where China’s ascendant number two is at...