Philippines’ Crypto Wallet Reaches 5 Million Users, Adds More Coins

Averaging more than a million onboardings per year, Philippines’ Coins.ph announced it reached a whopping five million users this week for its mobile payments application (app) and hot crypto wallet. Not content with merely adding numbers for their own sake, the company also revealed it would add two new popular coins: bitcoin cash (BCH) and ether (ETH). Philippines’ Coins.ph Hits 5mil User Milestone Founder Ron Hose enthusiastically explained, “We are excited and proud to provide …

Financial Giant Invests Millions in Crypto Startup Ahead its IPO

Japanese financial giant SBI Group has made an “eight figure USD investment” in a Taiwanese blockchain startup named OwlTing that specializes in travel services and plans its initial public offering (IPO) next year. The Taiwanese company announced that SBI’s deal amounted to 20% of OwlTing’s total equity. OwlTing’s most notable product is its blockchain-powered platform, OwlNest, which was launched last year. The platform provides travel and hotel bookings, while the OwlChain product provides food safety …

CoinsPH partners with beep

Philippine-based Coins.ph has partnered with beep™, the country’s popular contactless payment provider to launch a new function that allows commuters to easily reload their beep™ cards using NFC-enabled Android smartphones. Coins.ph is a digital wallet and mobile payments app that allows the unbanked and the underbanked to store value in their Coins.ph wallets to send money, and make payments across the Philippines using their smartphones. beep™ cards are popularly used by commuters for the metro’s …

Rented.com Announces $125 Million Rented Capital Fund

Rented.com recently announced the availability of Rented Capital, a $125 million fund dedicated to accelerating the growth of the rental property market by closing the financial gap between homeowners who want to rent their properties and earn guaranteed income, and property managers who want to be paid on commission. Rented.com estimates that more than $20 billion in rental transactions fail to occur each year due to the differing financial needs of homeowners and property managers. …

On This Blockchain-Based Version Of Airbnb, There’s No Middleman

Yes, Airbnb just reached cashflow profitability and could be heading to IPO promised land. But, in the long-term, could the technology that gave rise to bitcoin and other digital currencies emerge as a serious threat? Distributed ledger systems can dis-intermediate sharing platforms, say blockchain advocates, eating into the fees that startups like Airbnb, Uber, and Upwork currently charge. Instead of a centralized system of exchange, where sharing economy companies stand in the middle of transactions, blockchains open …

Unikrn goes to the moon, with UKG rising 50% to record $2.35

Unikoin Gold (UKG) has had its price driven up towards the moon starting this year, hovering in the mid-50c mark before it started smashing through $1. UKG breached $1 on January 4 before rising further on January 7 when UKG started hitting new crypto exchanges. UKG hit $2 before it began dropping, as there was resistance before it could drive up any further, with some original investors most likely taking some profits at the $2 …

Amazon holds talks over Premier League UK TV rights

Amazon has held talks over the UK rights to the Premier League ahead of next month’s auction. In a move that will fuel speculation the internet giant is considering challenging Sky and BT for domestic coverage of the world’s richest league, Amazon has been consulting industry experts about the practicalities of adding top-flight English football to its fledgling portfolio of live sport. The development was confirmed on Thursday by two well-placed sources, while Amazon itself …

Themeisle is a One stop Shop for Digital Media Agencies

“Themeisle provides great theme’s and plugin’s for start up’s and SME’s with full back up support who deliver what they preach”  James Carstairs I’m a word press developer and build proof of concepts for companies and customize themes. Have always been a big fan of Themeisle www.themeisle.com since using them for a various projects. In late 2016 My mandate was to build an Airbnb management agency which supports landlords, property managers and brokers. My Pad …

James Carstairs

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James is an experienced business owner having run and operated a number of start ups in South East Asia. A HK permanent resident & nomad business adventurist.