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Asia's tech news #127: Korean metaverse fashion, Sri Lanka Founder Institute, cell-grown shrimp...

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In this issue: Semiconductor investment in Taiwan by Germany, cell-based lab-grown shrimp in Korea, bills and utilities payments by tokens and stablecoins in The Philippines, Korean fashion-tech in the metaverse…

Korea: CellMEAT debuts cultivated Dokdo shrimp prototype in step towards commercialization
Philippines: XLD Finance launches xSpend allowing users to pay bills with GameFi tokens or stablecoins
ICYMI: Plug and Play Kazakhstan, Astana Hub, TransTelecom partner for corp accelerator
India's Global Healthcare Academy and 8chili partner for healthcare training in the Metaverse
Taiwan: Germany's Merck to invest $610M in part to streamline semiconductor manufacturing
Malaysia FinTech Week / January 24-28 2022
Malaysia FinTech Week / January 24-28 2022
ICYMI: Zepeto metaverse platform gains $150M SoftBank backing with high-fashion items for avatars
China: WeRide autonomous driving firm to make robotaxis available for public bookings in 2022
Hong Kong: RISE Conference postponed, provisionally set for March of 2023
India: Finnovation corporate engagement program launches to address problems in lending
Sri Lanka & South Asia 2022 Founder Institute applications open, with final deadline in July
The Open Metaverse OS (pdf) / Outlier Ventures
The Open Metaverse OS (pdf) / Outlier Ventures
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Asia’s tech, startup and funding news in brief, drawn from South & SE Asia, Australia & NZ, with wider-world items for reference

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