Risen Jayaseelan

Recent and archived articles by Risen Jayaseelan

21 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Inching closer to crypto sanity

SOME firm announcements on regulating the crypto space came about last week.

The authorities are promising the deliver a clear set of guidelines for the crypto sector, by the first quarter of this year.
19 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

What ails the IPO market

INITIAL public offerings (IPOs) on the local bourse are increasingly losing their shine.

7 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

The joys and sufferings of going cashless

THERE are still a few among us who believe in the literal meaning of cash is king.

One telling sign is this: banks are beginning to charge more when customers use cash to make payments. So Public Bank, for example, will start charging RM2 for over-the-counter payments (using cash or cheques) for loan repayments. If you use a cash deposit machine, a fee of 50 sen is imposed. However, it is free if you use online banking or even ATMs.  This is bound to irk some, namely that group of people who still believe in using cash for most of their transactions.
24 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Singapore’s ICO gamble

IT is well known among blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts that Singapore has taken a more open approach toward that industry compared with many other advanced jurisdictions.

26 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Chinese online gaming group courts Green Packet for possible tie-up

PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd has been identified by a Chinese online gaming group for a possible tie-up to pursue a game publishing business, sources said, adding that the Chinese group is also mulling a stake buy in Green Packet.

Green Packet’s start of its media play has been reportedly linked to the digitalisation efforts of terrestrial TV undertaken by MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd.  Last month after months of speculation, Green Packet bagged a contract to supply set-top boxes for MYTV Broadcasting for two years. MYTV is the company tasked by the Government to handle the free-to-air TV migration from the existing analog system to digital.
20 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Mexter’s healthcare business takes off

Company launching upscale confinement centre in TTDI

Upscale centre: Dr Yang, recently hired to spearhead Mexter’s healthcare division, says the company is setting up a ‘five-star’ confinement centre.
13 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Taxman scrutinises crypto exchanges

Rules gradually being enacted to clamp down or regulate trading of cryptocurrencies in some Asian countries

A man walks past a screen showing exchange rates of cryptocurrencies at an exchange in Seoul on December 20, 2017.A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange shut down on December 19, after losing 17 percent of its assets in a hacking -- its second cyberattack this year, with North Korea accused of being behind the first. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je
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27 Dec 2017 | 1:55 PM

GLC versus ‘GLC’ in broadband fight

The entry of little known outfit called Broadnet Network into Malaysia’s broadband scene has sent shockwaves into the industry.

Broadnet sends broadband market spinning
23 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Will Green Packet’s media play pay off?

IN Hong Kong, the media scene is abuzz with news of the revival of the city’s oldest TV station, Asia Television (ATV).

Growing market: OTT is experiencing explosive growth in many parts of the world, including Malaysia. Locally, Star Media Group recently celebrated the first year anniversary of its OTT content business dimsum, which focuses on Asian content and programmes from Asia.
2 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Bitcoin euphoria

EVERY morning, two nondescript stalls at a food court deep in Bandar Puchong Utama dish out Malaysian favourites such as curry mee and fish head noodles.