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Indonesian P2P lending site Investree to enter Vietnam, launches sharia-based service

Investree has recently secured a peer-to-peer lending license from the country's financial services authority 

MyCash is an e-marketplace for unbanked migrants in Malaysia; raises US$556K in crowdfunding led by Cradle Fund

MyCash enables migrants to purchase products and services such as phone credits and bus tickets without using bank account, credit cards, or prepaid cards 

MoneyTap raises US$12.3M to provide instant loans to salaried individuals, self-employed professionals in India

MoneyTap evaluates the user’s eligibility in less than 4 minutes after which it provides an instant, real-time decision on the application, along with the amount he/she is eligible for 

PrivyID is Indonesia's answer to DocuSign, and it just raised pre-Series A funding

PrivyID believes that a trusted cyberspace identity and a legally binding digital signature are the foundations of a healthy e-transaction ecosystem 

Singapore blockchain startup Bluzelle awarded "Technology Pioneer" status by World Economic Forum

Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify and Twitter 

Meet the 8 startups participating in The FinLab, a Singaporean fintech accelerator programme

The startups cover everything from gold, to predictive models to financial planning 

Fintech startup Lendingkart offers loans to SMEs within 72 hours from the time of application; raises US$7.8M funding

Lendingkart has developed technology tools based on Big Data analytics that facilitate lenders to evaluate borrowers' credit worthiness 

Buying into cryptocurrencies - the Indian edition

You are only bound by your own curiosity in this vast expanse of cryptocode -- all promising a more decentralised, unhindered, seamless internet 

Kasikorn Bank launches Beacon, sets up US$29.3M for fintech startups in SEA

Though Beacon wants to put focus on Southeast Asia, it is also opening up opportunity for Europe and China 

Maybank launches fintech sandbox to help regional startups develop financial products

Maybank Sandbox will enable team members from different countries to collaborate on the same virtual environment