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Articles and opinions by Foo Boon Ping

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Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches diamond backed crypto assets
Date: Apr 16, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | News Analysis
A joint venture with the private investment office of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum was established to market and sell physical diamonds, precious gems as well as private blockchain technology based digital assets.
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Good progress but more work needed to go cashless
Date: Mar 26, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Opinion
New technologies, closer attention to user experience and increasing awareness for industry collaboration will push other countries to adopt cashless payments.
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Adding value to the retailer is where we focus now
Date: Mar 08, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Alain Falys, co-founder and chairman of Yoyo Wallet, a mobile payment and loyalty marketing platform in Europe, talks about how the company was founded, the things he learnt from establishing Yoyo Wallet, and its business model
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Building a global loyalty network on blockchain
Date: Feb 14, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Hana Financial Group has launched an ambitious global initiative to create a shared-loyalty platform that is built on blockchain technology. The group’s deputy president Han Jun-Seong explains
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Reaching beyond the “crypto” community
Date: Feb 08, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Despite the current turmoil in the cryptocurrency world, Andy Tian, co-founder and chief executive officer of Asia Innovations Group, believes that the underlying blockchain technology has real world benefits and its success rests on extending its reach beyond the crypto community to the end consumers.
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Beware of the returning bears
Date: Feb 01, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The world is currently experiencing such favourable conditions for growth that some economists have described them as "Goldilocks" or "just right". However, there is a flipside, it will not last.
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Coming out of the shadows
Date: Jan 10, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Opinion
Digital currencies have been hogging media headlines, with some countries jostling to attract start-ups in the cryptocurrency and underlying blockchain technology space. But will this bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream?
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What we learnt from Swiss private bankers
Date: Jan 05, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Post Event Report
The Swiss banking sector is characterised by its stability. But presently, innovation is needed to enable institutions to deal with the changing regulatory landscape