Asia’s tech news #094: Taiwan’s startups, VR & healthcare, blockchain in China, Indian fintech…

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Taiwan: President unveils 9 firms selected to promote TW startups internationally as ‘NEXT BIG’ repsfocustaiwan.tw

During the award presentation ceremony in Taipei, Tsai said the nine startups, which include electric smart scooter maker Gogoro and live streaming platform 17Live, are not only leaders in the startup community but also help lead Taiwan’s connections…

India: MarketWolf trading app raises $5.5M with focus on intraday optionsinc42.com

Launched in 2017, MarketWolf has so far raised $7.2 Mn and claims to have clocked over 1 Mn app downloads. The investment tech startup currently has operations in India and Singapore. It plans…

China: Asia Digital Bank partners Bianjie blockchain tech provider to build out new digital infrastructurewww.crowdfundinsider.com

Utilizing DID, NFT, Big Data privacy protection, and interchain technologies via the Cosmos-enabled enterprise suite, IRITA, ADB’s companies and individual users can “manage both centralized bank accounts as well as accounts on open distributed…

Australia: Nepean Hospital partners Vantari VR to integrate VR into training curriculum of ICU departmentwww.healthcareitnews.com

“By integrating Vantari VR into our education programme, trainees will already have advanced knowledge of the procedure before requiring clinician input. In addition, we hope Vantari VR will…”

Australian Cyber Week 2021 set to run from October 25 to 29www.cyberweek2021.austcyber.com

4 days of industry-leading events; networking; pitching; escape rooms; access to our virtual exhibition hall, perks/deals and cyber knowledge library. Access over 20 events with one ticket.

Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2021 Conference: November 9–12

India: Onato raises $2.2M with b2b platform for fresh produce, connecting stakeholders and providing data…economictimes.indiatimes.com
The Bengaluru-based company, which was in stealth mode, is building a technology platform for India’s $100 billion fruits and vegetables (F&V) industry.

Fintech in Vietnam online launch set for October 27th, on how Australian companies can be part of fintech sectorasialinkbusiness.com.au
The event will be hosted by Leigh Howard, CEO, Asialink Business with opening remarks from Rebecca Ball, Senior Trade Commissioner, Vietnam & Cambodia, Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

ICYMI: Square’s next step to be crypto mining, into competition with China-based mining giants Bitmain, Canaanblockworks.co
Square has begun work on an open-source bitcoin mining system according to a Friday tweet from company founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.

EY FinTech Australia Census 2021: “…Where fintechs are three years or older, 88% are post-revenue…”www.ey.com

FinTech Australia has continued its successful collaboration with EY Australia to help deliver this important piece of research. The Census remains the only detailed, industry-backed analysis of the…

Microsoft, Intel, Goldman Sachs partner for Supply Chain Security group for standards in hardware supplywww.darkreading.com
Led by representatives from the three companies, the work group will create guidance that defines, implements, and upholds security standards for the entire supply chain.

Australian Government Ransomware Action Plan (pdf)

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