PayPal CEO uses Bitcoin to pay for new ostrich cowboy boots

The 63-year-old chief executive officer of PayPal Holdings used the payment giant’s new “Checkout with Crypto” service.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Newly minted unicorn PPRO grabs for upside in Southeast Asia's FinTech scene

Founded in 2006, PPRO powers international growth for payment service providers and platforms such as Citi and Mastercard Pay.
Payments provider PPRO crosses US$1 bil valuation - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Payments provider PPRO crosses US$1 bil valuation

The payments platform-as-a-service company is now valued at over US$1 billion.

Tong's Portfolio

Why we bought shares of Boeing and building suppliers, and trimmed consumers

(Nov 25): The Global Portfolio did quite well over the past one week, rising 1.8% and outperforming the MSCI World Net Return Index’s 0.3% gain. US stocks continued to inch higher to fresh record highs. The current investing landscape is positive for st

Singapore still prefers cash over digital payments

SINGAPORE (Sept 5): In tech-savvy Singapore, where almost everyone has a smartphone, nine out of 10 people still prefer to pay for everyday transactions the old-fashioned way – with cash. 


Digital payments make for better money management: PayPal

SINGAPORE (Aug 29): New research conducted by online payments company PayPal has revealed that while cash remains king for transactions in Singapore, going digital may be the way to get locals to pay their bills.  


Stripe to use Singapore as beachhead in Asian payments expansion

SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Stripe Inc., the US payment startup backed by Sequoia Capital and PayPal founders Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, is bringing its service to Singapore to help local startups build online businesses.

3 winning startups admitted into Paypal Singapore incubator

SINGAPORE (July 8): Toby Hoenisch started programming at the age of 10, and quickly got into trouble in high school when he was caught hacking into the school system.