James Nguyen

The state of cyber risk in APAC underscores need to invest more in cybersecurity talent, capabilities, and resources

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region saw a rise in cyber threats over the past year as more businesses went online and remote working became the norm. This has led to increases in…

3 Ways cryptocurrency is innovating finance in the APAC region

Digital currencies are the future in Asia, declare Gordon Clarke and Emir Hrnjic in an article published on the East Asia Forum. Clarke, Managing Director of Singapore-based…

How well do you know Asia’s surging live streaming commerce market?

Asia is arguably leading the world when it comes to live selling or live streaming e-commerce. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this even clearer. During the lockdowns imposed to…

The future of decentralized finance is in ease of user experience, says Flurry Finance CEO Mike Ting [Q&A]

DeFi, or decentralized finance, is disrupting the FinTech industry as we know it. As of writing, the total value locked in US dollars on DeFi platforms is at $55.47 billion--a…

The freedom to speak out novel ideas through avatars

How the pseudonymous nature of decentralized technology makes digital avatars an essential aspect of engaging investors and users The decentralized finance (DeFi) market has been…

How decentralized and cryptographic technologies are fighting back against deepfakes  

Ever since the news of Beeple’s $69 million NFT artwork broke, many have been intrigued by the idea of making money with NFTs or nonfungible tokens. There are opposing views on…

Why DeFi is disrupting the lending landscape

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a financial system set to revolutionize the traditional centralized finance system, which has been gaining popularity over the past few years. To…

The NFT boom: The popularity behind non-fungible tokens and why they are worth millions

Other than cryptocurrencies, can something that only exists in the digital space be worth tens of millions of dollars? Believe it or not, these intangible treasures exist, and…

How PropTech is changing the way we own and invest in real properties across the globe

Even during the current economic climate, global real estate is proliferating. Despite all the volatility and uncertainty, this global market is estimated to reach a revenue of…

How tech startups resolve the challenges of global payroll for SMEs

Payroll may sound inconsequential for business expansion, but it is a critical function that needs to be optimized especially with today’s increasingly remote workforce. Unknown…