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Jason Hsu and Ellen Lee: Drafting a legal framework for the digital economy
In early March, KMT legislators Jason Hsu and Ellen Lee convened a public hearing in Taipei with representatives from government, industry, and academia. The meeting called for input on the “Basic Law for the Digital Economy” draft proposal, which aims to
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With Apple Pay taking the lead, digital wallets are finally coming to Taiwan
Last year, Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission began accepting applications by banks to implement mobile payments services. This year, Apple Pay will launch with seven banks. Samsung and Google’s competing services are expected to follow soon.
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Regulatory Sandbox Act: Taiwan seeking to establish itself as a FinTech hub
In September 2016, accounting firm Deloitte published its annual FinTech evaluation report “Connecting Global FinTech: Hub Review.” The report evaluated financial hubs based on three indicators: the World Bank Doing Business Index, the Global Innovation I
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Artificial intelligence will know you a lot better in 10 more years, senior scientist says
Unmanned technology, Siri-like data gathering and aggressive hiring of B2B experts will move AI forward, Google China founder Kai-Fu Lee tells a Taipei conference.
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Taiwan's First UBI Scheme Aims To Cover 2 Million Vehicles
Those who have confidence in their impeccable driving skills often lament the injustice of extortionate insurance premiums. Now technology provides no excuse to moan: Usage Based Insurance (UBI) calculates your premium directly based on the way you drive.
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Need money while waiting for clients to pay invoices? Meet this CEO
Career banker and fintech investor Sandy Kemper started a company, and a scheme, that motivates companies to settle payments faster.
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Taiwan's fintech sector lags for lack of capital, talent, legal tolerance
Business people and a government official say Taiwan needs a stronger environment to make locally invented technology for the finance industry competitive with Asian neighbors.
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Young Chinese adults demand quality and don’t mind paying
And for startups aiming for Southeast Asia, note that English is the dominant language of commerce while infrastructure varies from one country to the next.
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Global lessons from malware attack on Taiwan ATMs
Although police moved fast to handle the heist, the drama has thrown light on security weaknesses in Taiwan’s financial industry.
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Advice from Taiwanese YouTube co-founder: Study big companies, then start your own
Work with other people’s firms to see how they handle business, technology and new ideas before going off on your own, Chen advised at a Friday talk to about 500 people, including representatives of government ministries and two legislators.
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P2P lending startup Robo Web Tech A-round funded, major investor Acorn Campus
Causing debates here in Taiwan, FinTech, financial technology, is offering alternatives to financial services customers. Both the bitcoin-related blockchain applications and P2P lending, or peer-to-peer lending, are popular topics.
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Business Next hosts ‘2016 Future Commerce Exhibition’ in Taipei
Bloomberg’s 2015 ranking of the world’s most innovative countries was noted for the high performance of Asian economies.
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