GENERAL becomes first Malaysian pharmacy to accept Bitcoin

 |  Monday, 25 January 2021 16:50  |  Published in GENERAL

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 January 2021 – Pharmatech firm Goobat Sdn Bhd has become Malaysia's first online pharmacy to accept Bitcoin on its local e-commerce store

"There is a growing number of cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Malaysia. In fact, we have listened and learnt that there is an increasing demand from consumers calling for the acceptance of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a payment option and so, we believe this is a step in the right direction," said Asher Looi, Co-Founder of Goobat.

Bitcoin has been in existence since 2009. Its growth within the financial market since inception has earned its spot as a valid new store of value, thus presenting itself as a new payment form in a growing market. 

NickMetrics Expands into Auto Insurance

 |  Monday, 25 January 2021 15:00  |  Published in GENERAL

Kuala Lumpur, 25 January, 2020 - NickMetrics has recently announced a foray into the insurance sector with an investment in Fincrew, Malaysia's leading online auto insurance platform. With this investment in auto insurance, Fincrew is now a part of the strategic investment group and NickMetrics portfolio. Fincrew is an online auto insurance platform where potential insurance buyers get to compare policies, get quotes, and make an insurance purchasing decision online. Now, insurance buyers can compare, modify, and buy an insurance policy or multiple policies, in under 3 minutes from start to finish. NickMetrics seeks to leverage its position as a digital marketing leader, with experience in building brands and scaling up businesses organically and inorganically to help every Malaysian have access to insurance at the click of a button.

Let’s Talk About Mental Health at The Workplace

 |  Monday, 25 January 2021 10:52  |  Published in GENERAL

As a society, we witnessed workers grapple with the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced the mental stresses of social isolation, and struggled to achieve work-life balance whilst working remotely – all of which has taken an enormous toll on our ‘mental health’. But do we know what this elusive buzzword means?

Mental health goes beyond the absence of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Mental health refers to an overall state of well-being where an individual realizes their abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life and is able to work productively and contribute to their community. Anyone could suffer from poor mental health at some point in their lives. However, it isn’t easy to identify those struggling with mental health issues as it is a ‘silent killer’ according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Realistically, it could take years before people feel comfortable opening up about their mental health struggles, and by then it could be too late. 

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