Portag3 Ventures, the venture capital arm of multi-asset class alternative investment platform Sagard Holdings, recently announced it has appointed six new senior advisors. Founded in 2016, Portag3 claims to be an early-stage investor that’s dedicated to backing the new generation of innovative, global financial services... Read More
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Canadian fintech Katipult announced last week its 2019 first quarter financial results for the three-month period ended March 31st. The company revealed that the first quarter 2019 is the fifth consecutive quarter of higher subscription revenues and marks its highest recorded subscription revenue and total... Read More
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Last month, Canada-based Fintech Blockstation announced a relationship with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). As part of a pilot program, the Blockstation trading platform is being used by the JSE for listing, trading, clearing, and settlement of digital currencies (BTC and ETH). Security tokens are... Read More
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Multiple reports this weekend indicate that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the victim of a double spend attack or 51% attack. A double spend attack is exactly what it sounds like. You can spend “money” twice. For a good explanation of how this may occur with... Read More
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Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad is moving deeper into venture capital. The agency has launched a new website for its venture arm Libertad – a name derived from Latin that means Freedom. It is also the name of a ship that carried Jewish immigrants setting sail... Read More
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As part of their ongoing “Occasional Paper Series,” the European Central Bank (ECB) has published a missive entitled, Crypto-Assets: Implications for financial stability, monetary policy, and payments and market infrastructures.” The paper was produced by the ECB Crypto-Assets Task Force. The ECB has monitored digital... Read More
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Fintech Research Institute of People’s Bank of China Starts Recruiting Blockchain Talent The Fintech Research Institute, established by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has posted several job vacancies about blockchain on recruitment website Lagou.com. Shenzhen Fintech Research Institute is a unit jointly established by... Read More
House Financial Service Committee’s New Task Forces Schedule First Hearings on Fintech Regulation and AI
The House Financial Services Committee under the leadership of Representative Maxine Waters announced the creation of two new task forces earlier this month. The Committee created a task force on Fintech (Financial Technology) and AI (artificial intelligence). Yesterday the Committee included the first two meetings... Read More
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced on Thursday it now supports Dai (DAI) through its platform as well as in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers may now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store DAI. Coinbase revealed: “DAI will be available for customers in... Read More
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VersaPay (TSXV: VPY), a provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice presentment and payment, announced on this week it has signed another major U.S. REIT to add to its growing client list in commercial real estate. VersaPay revealed: “With properties across the US, the... Read More
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U.S. fintech startup Kyriba Corp. announced earlier this week the launch of the integration of its real-time payment through J.P. Morgan’s API. The integration reportedly allows Kyriba clients that are also J.P. Morgan clients to send real-time payments in the U.S. through The Clearing House’s RTP... Read More
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Wirex, a hybrid personal finance platform that merges blockchain tech and traditional finance, announced on Friday it has strengthened its partnership with cryptocurrency safety services Elliptic to reduce the risk of cryptocurrency fraud and money laundering. According to Wirex, the duo has been working together... Read More
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A spokesperson for Switzerland’s largest stock exchange, the Zurich-based SIX Exchange, has confirmed in an email to Coindesk that SIX is developing a “stablecoin” pegged to the Swiss franc for use on the company’s forthcoming digital asset exchange: “Yes, we are currently working on a... Read More
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A new report reaffirms that leading social platform Facebook is planning its very own cryptocurrency. The BBC has entered the mix by providing new details on the digital coin dubbed GlobalCoin for its international approach. The “Stablecoin” is expected to launch in Q1 of 2020,... Read More
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At one time, Loot had all the appearances of a promising young Fintech. Launched in 2014, in January of this year, it was reported that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) had taken a 25% stake in the startup as it prepared to launch a new... Read More
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Long-embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will depart her office on June 7th thus initiating a scramble as to who will replace her in a historically important time for the UK. The ramifications of Brexit are profound and inestimable. But it is clear... Read More
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Professional Wood & Gas Stone Oven Manufacturer Gozney Announces Upcoming Crowdcube Round to Raise £500,000 in Funding
Gozney, a British manufacturer of professional wood and gas stone ovens, announced it is planning to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube next month. The company reported it is seeking to raise £500,000 through the funding round in order to accelerate its expansion into... Read More
Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has expanded of its digital payment services within the Nordic retail market. Wirecard reported that thanks to its services, major retailers in the region, including Nymans Ur, Royal Design, Svenssons i Lammhult,... Read More
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U.S. Fintech Zero Financial Secures $20 Million Through Series A Financing Round Led By New Enterprise Associates
U.S.-based fintech Zero Financial announced on Thursday it secured $20 million through its Series A financing round, which was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The round brings the company total equity and debt funding to $35 million from top investors, such as NEA, SignalFire,... Read More
SoLo Funds, a peer-to-peer lending platform that provides access to small loans, reports that it is now available across the contiguous US. Travis Holoway, CEO and Co-founder of SoLo Funds, says there is no longer a need to go to a payday lender. “SoLo is... Read More
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