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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 →

[MW Special Report] E-commerce in Vietnam

With a young, tech-savvy population with high consumption demand, B2C and C2C e-commerce in Vietnam has plenty of potential to grow. However, customer perception of domestic retailers and goods, players’ own incapability, restrictive infrastructure and the lack of a clear… Continue Reading →

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 beyond Southeast Asia

You would have read our predictions for Southeast Asia last week. Now, we have our predictions for what we think is going to happen further afield in 2018. Let us know what you think by commenting below or emailing us at hello@mworks.asia… Continue Reading →

Subsising MDR is a masterstroke by Indian government

Last Friday (16th December 2017) the Indian Government announced that from January 1 2018 it would absorb the merchant discount rate (MDR) on transactions up to and including ₹2,000. This is provided payment is made using debit cards, the unified… 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 →

Uber is right to shrug off the ‘taxi company’ ruling

We always believed that with the present business model, Uber is essentially a big taxi business with a better customer experience rather than anything else. And we are happy that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) agreed with us, through… 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 →

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