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Myanmar’s digital money transfers set to triple in 2019

<ahref=”https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE” target=”_blank”> YANGON — Digital money transfer services in Myanmar by mobile phone operators and banks have all but replaced traditional remittances in only a few years. CEO Brad Jones of Digital Money Myanmar — operator of the country’s leading remittance provider Wave Money — says transactions via the service exceeded 2 trillion kyat ($1.3 […]

Is Myanmar ready for cryptocurrency?

The recent coverage of Chinese blockchain company Shellpay Internet Technology Co’s plan to issue digital coins in eastern Shan has sparked widespread social media attention on the cryptocurrency industry. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that has no physical form. Unlike cash, they have decentralised control and does not require a central bank or federal reserve. Blockchain […]

Bursting the red balloon

The only surprising thing about the failure of payment service provider Red Dot was the apparent suddenness with which the company departed. For months – if not years – it had seemed that the company was on its last legs. Fewer terminals were active and agents had reported that it was becoming increasingly difficult to […]

QR code payment system set to launch this year

The Central Bank of Myanmar is set to implement a standardised national payment system by this year, says CBM Vice Governor U Bo Bo Nge. Daw Than Than Swe, director general of the CBM’s Financial Institutions Regulation Department, said to the Myanmar Times that the system will cover international payments, mobile wallets and all mobile […]

Digital landscape rapidly changing

Today’s smartphones can now show people what apps they use most frequently, how much time they spend on them and remind them to take a break. Moreover some mobile applications can have different settings for use by adults and children and limit applications and games by age, because many children use their parents’ phones. “Nowadays […]

Fintech firms partner to expand reach in Myanmar

Local digital payments provider Ongo and mobile data operator Ananda yesterday announced a partnership to expand the reach of their services in Myanmar. Under the agreement, Ananda users will have the added option of topping up their accounts at Ongo agents across the country as well as on its mobile application when they sign up […]

GrabPay Mobile Wallet Will Likely Hit Myanmar in 2019

After Grab’s launch into Myanmar in 2017, the ride-hailing giant intends to follow-up with the expansion of their e-wallet GrabPay, in the ride-hailing giant’s ongoing Southeast Asia takeover strategy. GrabPay is considering Myanmar alongside Cambodia for expansion of its mobile payments service, along with a potential expansion of its range of business throughout ASEAN countries, […]

Home-grown talent bring digital transformation to Myanmar enterprises

A GROUP of Myanmar whizz kids have set their hearts on becoming an integral part of Myanmar’s digital transformation journey by building up their own venture Nexlabs, a digital consulting firm focused mainly on digital solutions for companies to improve their business performance. Ye Myat Min, co-founder and chief executive of Nexlabs, said in an […]

Developing nations must be financially educated: Experts

Technology is going a long way in helping reach the masses. Especially, with a substantial increase in mobile phone penetration in the past few years, accessing people has become a lot more easier, stated the panelists, while discussing the social impact through Fintech. Addressing a gathering at the Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 here on Tuesday, […]

At least five more years needed for Myanmar to go cashless

Myanmar’s cash dependent economy has become a burden on the government’s coffers in recent years and a widespread adoption of an electronic payment system in the country is needed. Yet, experts say it could take a minimum of five more years for society to go cashless. “It costs the government money to print cash and […]