Asia’s tech news #113: Taipei Startup Fest, blockchain in Singapore, AI med-tech in China, Korean blockchain gaming…

In this issue: Taipei Startup Festival, upcoming blockchain summit in Singapore, Entrepreneur First’s new Web3 platform, Korean blockchain gaming and in-game crypto, Pakistan’s startup scene…

Singapore leg of World Blockchain Summit set for Feb 24–25 2022 — all things crypto, defi & NFTtresconglobal.com
Take a break from your normal working week, and explore two days of unconventional networking with 1000+ senior-level professionals from governments and enterprises along with curated investors and crypto influencers.

South Korea: Wemade blockchain gaming firm hits market cap of $5BN since launch of MIR4cryptodaily.co.uk

MIR4’s in-game currency, called “Darksteel” can be “smelted” or minted into the DRACO utility token, which allows the in-game asset to be sold, purchased, and stored outside of the game on the XDRACO ecosystem built by Wemix Platform…

China: Wision AI gains Europe’s CE mark for AI-backed, real-time polyp detection for colonoscopywww.mobihealthnews.com
It can simultaneously notify and sound an alarm for every polyp detected during colonoscopy.

“…pouring money into Pakistan’s budding tech sector. Funding this year outstripped the last 6 combined”www.bloomberg.com
Global investors are pouring money into Pakistan’s budding tech sector. Funding this year has outstripped the last six combined.

ICYMI: Entrepreneur First launches Entrepreneur First Web3 blockchain company-building platformcoinquora.com

Applications for Entrepreneur First Web3 with Tezos is open until the end of May 2022. Accordingly, the initial two cohorts for 2022–2023 will pick 40–50 founders to partake in an in-person programme in London. During the course of six months…

Malaysia Fintech Week 2022 / January 24–28
Malaysia Fintech Week 2022 / January 24–28

NATEA US Taiwan High-Tech Forum: Dawn of new blockchain erawww.digitimes.com

On the second day (Nov.13th, Taipei time) of the 2021 U.S. Taiwan High-Tech Forum (UTHF) hosted by the North America Taiwanese Engineering and Science Association (NATEA), Blockchain experts including Edward Chang, adjunct professor at…

Meet Taipei Startup Festival three-day event, featuring 426 startup booths alongside 56 startups…www.taiwannews.com.tw

Today, Lin is a mentor and board member of several companies, including Krafton, Oura Ring, Baobab Studios, and Multiverse. In his speech, Lin shared with Taiwanese startup founders his observations of Web 3.0 — open, trustless, permissionless…

Hong Kong: Growgreen, using IoT and smart tech for urban residents to grow vegetables at homefutureiot.tech

Apart from smart growers, the aspara range offers seed kits of different plants such different varieties of lettuce, pak choi and herb. They have seed kits to grow cherry tomatoes, sweet basil, blue curled kale and chilli mix to name a few.

Philippines: China’s Huawei launches ‘Seeds for the Future Program’ to boost ICT talent in the countrywww.apnnews.com

“Huawei Philippines Seeds for the Future program became one of the most awaited event by our aspiring ICT experts. The 2021 program will not just stimulate the minds of our students but more….”

ICYMI: NFT Awards applications close Nov 26, with the theme of ‘Celebrating the Metaverse’enjin.io

From Snoop Dogg to Visa, Mark Cuban to Gucci, we’ve seen celebrities, business leaders, brands, athletes, artists, and even SNL catch the wave of what we’ve known since the beginning: NFTs are going far beyond “just jpegs.” They are…

Malaysia: National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (pdf)
Malaysia: National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (pdf)

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