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FinTech & Insurtech

Facebook pulling a WeChat?

How(and why) Facebook is gradually adding new features in order to protect their position.

What do Alipay & Uber have in common?

How two tech giants have forever transformed the industry they operate in.

Now bitcoin is down, how to (re)position yourself – Crypto Market Review Part 2

In part 1 we briefly discussed the future of crypto where we suggested that central banks around the world might pick-up bitcoin as a means of balancing their portfolio or turn to issuing their own cryptocurrencies. Part 2 will focus… Continue Reading →

RedMart, Fastacash & Elevenia all failed in 2017 – so what’s in store for 2018?

As a few promising startups failed to live up to their expectation in 2017, we look at what 2018 has to offer.

Chicken and egg: how OVO solved its mobile payment problem

As a part of the Indonesian conglomerate group, it has conveniently eliminated the first problem of acquiring merchants.

Understanding the trends – Crypto Market Review Part 1

As bitcoin prices consolidated at the US$13,000 range, many pundits are now predicting that it may fall to US$5,000 or rise to US$20,000. The truth is no one really knows where it is heading – anyone knowing it for sure… Continue Reading →

Momentum Works’ predictions for Southeast Asia 2018 – abridged

We’re often tasked by our clients (and joint venture partners) to try and predict the future. Thankfully, due to our experience, and from keeping our ears to the ground, we’re happy to say that we’re right a lot of the… Continue Reading →

Momentum Works’ predictions for Southeast Asia 2018 – full version

We’re often tasked by our clients (and joint venture partners) to try and predict the future. Thankfully, due to our experience, and from keeping our ears to the ground, we’re happy to say that we’re right a lot of the… Continue Reading →

[MW Special Report] Payment in Vietnam

The mobile payment market in Vietnam is in what we call a Wild West phase, and there is still the opportunity for any given player to become the dominant one. However, there are plenty of challenges. Cash is still king… Continue Reading →

[MW Special Report] Payment Overview in Indonesia

As Southeast Asia’s largest economy by GDP (US$932 billion [1]) and the most populated market (264 million [2]), Indonesia has been attracting technology companies to start or expand their business in the country. While cash is the dominant payment method,… Continue Reading →

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