Go-Jek funding round aims for US$3 billion

The company is recruiting investment banks to act as advisers during its fundraising efforts 

Filipino startup Taxumo aims to reduce time taken to file taxes from hours to just a few minutes

Taxumo is a business registration and tax computation filing and payment platform suited for self-employed professionals, sole proprietors and freelancers 

Today's top tech news, Jan 18: India's Dailyhunt raises US$3.5M

In addition to Dailyhunt, we also have updates from Delegate, Go-Jek, Coins.ph, and a scholarship programme for IT talents 

Go-Jek acquires majority stake in Philippines's blockchain fintech company Coins.ph

As per the partnership, Go-Jek unit Go-Pay will work with Coins.ph to enhance cashless payments and banking services in the Philippines 

Grab is going let you remit money in early 2019

Also Read: Bjorn Lee teaches energy management masterclass in e27 Academy 

Ready, set, hash: Blockchain-driven financial inclusion is getting attention from investors

A growing number of entrepreneurs are using blockchain technology to provide financial services to unbanked segments of the population, stoking considerable investor interest in the sector as well 

PropertyGuru Co-founder Steve Melhuish joins VC firm Wavemaker as Venture Partner

Melhuish will help part-time to source for new investments, evaluate potential deals, and advise portfolio companies 

Today's top tech news, March 21: AI startup ChatbotPH gets acquired

Also, news about Coins.ph, favourites by foodpanda, Clinipath, and 17ZOUYE. 

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

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

ICO bans are irrelevant as the momentum it has created is unstoppable, says Global Brain Venture Partner Takashi Sano

Both fiat and crypto currencies have their respective roles to play; as long as a nation exists, fiat currency will also exist and it will never disappear, he says