Today’s top tech news, December 12, 2018: Vietnam-based travel company Triip now allows blockchain booking

Also, LightInTheBox acquires EzBuy despite struggling freefalling in the stock market, Uber's sued right after announcing IPO 

Vietnamese traveltech startup Triip raises new funding round, readies itself for ICO

Triip has previously raised a funding round from venture capital firm Gobi Partners in February 2016 

MaGIC brings in 56 startups to its first global accelerator programme

The MaGIC Global Accelerator Program (GAP) is an "evolution" of the institution's original accelerator programme 

11 Vietnam startups that just got funded, over half in early round stages

A quick list of funded Vietnam startups straight from our database. 

Vietnam-based startup Triip bags US$500K seed funding from Gobi Partners

The traveltech company will use newly-raised capital to increase new hires, accelerate marketing efforts and expand into new markets 

Your cheat sheet on Vietnam's startup scene

Vietnam may be Southeast Asia's most intriguing young hub. Here's what -- and who -- you need to know 

Japan's trippiece launches English site for global adventure seekers

What is social travelling? How will this user-generated travel site give jetsetters all over the world a way to meet like-minded people? 

Affluent but time-strapped Koreans choose myRealTrip for curated tours

A marketplace for tours, myRealTrip brings middle-aged Koreans to Europe, North America and all over Asia. 

Online travel startups thrive as globalisation opens new doors

Online travel-related startups in Asia are now reaping the harvest of a boom in the tourism industry. 

Triip: a new hope for Vietnam's tourism?

Triip is looking to help tourists explore and understand Vietnam better.