05
Mar
2017
3:49 AM

Fintech Regulatory Sandboxes in the Region

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There is a lot of excitement in Fintech within the Asian region. The region is eager in experimenting on new financial technologies to solve some of the major problems in the economic system from unbank individuals, microfinancing and credits, to financial inclusion. However, fintech innovators are facing large hurdles and swimming upstream in the current traditional regulatory systems. Some countries within the region have decided to create a regulatory/advisory sandbox to give innovators the freedom to explore and find new blue oceans.

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01
Mar
2017
17:36 PM

Fintech Forum at KUIS

I had the opportunity to be one of the panel speakers for the 2017 Quarterly Islamic Finance Public Lecture IRCIEF-IRTI. The topic of the forum is "Forum: Fintech Technology: The Stand Of Banks".

In the forum, Ustaz Wan Rumaizi bin Wan Husin (Bank Rakyat/PRU-BSN-TAKAFUL) was the moderator. Some of the questions from the moderator were:

Assoc. Professor Dr. Rusni Hassan (IIUM) and Encik Zul from DinarPal was there too to answer some questions.

I can't specifically remember what was the questions and answers of the panel speakers, but here are what i said to some of the questions. Or to the ones that I remember.

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03
Feb
2017
11:15 AM

Tools & References

www.infragistics.com

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Of course a lot of you would just like to use command line stuff...where you would just write code via emacs or vi and start packing your hello world code or more like the one below...

<?php echo "Hello";
?>

But sometimes, a tool can make your life easier.

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02
Feb
2017
1:46 AM

IoT at home? Should you be concerned?

intel.com

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The world is pushing into automation which relies on devices we conveniently call IoT (Internet of Things). IoT allows automation to exist in residential homes, buildings and factories (realizing Manufacturing 4.0). But how ready are we to move into a science fiction like city. Where everything is and can be controlled remotely via the Internet. The keyword here is everything...$$$. And hence, since everything is a lot of things (EiaLoT), IT and Tech companies are racing to come up with IoT devices and infrastructure supporting its use to market to consumers. Companies like Intel1, ARM2, Samsung3 and Cisco4, and many more are either producing consumer products or supplying new types of processors, sensors and actuators supporting the development of new applications in IoT. The growth for IoT market have since doubled since 2015. Along with it, comes a growing concern for security. Am I worried that a hacker can lock me in or out of my house? Cause havoc in my home? Playing that funky music at 3am in the morning?

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