Today's top tech news, January 24: Pharma startup XtalPi raises US$15M

Also, Visa B2B Connect in the Philippines, and Grab's partnership with STA. 

9 Coworking spaces you can head to when in Manila

Need a place to work in Manila? Try out these coworking spaces: 

Kickstart Ventures and Tencent jointly invest in Canadian media company Wattpad

This investment is part of Wattpad's new US$51 million funding round 

Cryptocurrency usage will be mainstream — and seamless — in the future: founder Ron Hose

Besides cryptocurrency, Ron Hose, who is an active investor, talks about blockchain and ICOs 

GrabPay ropes in Ooi Huey Tyng from Visa as Managing Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines

In 2017, GrabPay on-boarded a total of 1,000 merchants in Singapore, and this year it targets more than 20K local, cash-based businesses 

CloudSwyft, the startup that aims to change the way companies do human capital development

CloudSwyft partners with Microsoft to provide cloud-based training modules for technology skills 

Philippines's payments solutions firm SALPay partners with Unionbank to develop blockchain wallet; raises US$7M via ICO

SALPay is also launching its cryptocurrency exchange in the Philippines, the US, Australia, Europe and Singapore in 2018 

Philippines cross-border billing startup Qwikwire to raise US$9M via ICO

Qwikwire is also launching AQwire, a decentralised application built on top of the blockchain technology that enables property developers to sell their units to any customer in the world 

Robinsons Retail invests in Philippines e-commerce startup BeautyMNL

With this investment, Robinsons Retail aims to further expand and strengthen its presence in the beauty format and online retain space