Paysend, an FCA regulated payments platform, has officially launched its anticipated stablecoin. The Pays XDR stablecoin is backed by a basket of five fiat currencies including the US Dollar, Euro, Yen, Chinese Yuan and Pound Sterling. The stablecoin is using the Stellar blockchain and is... Read More
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OurCrowd portfolio company Zebra Medical Vision has received its third FDA clearance for its HealthICH product which is an AI alert for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), based on head CT scans. The process is said to be the first of its kind. The Zebra Med solution... Read More
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Symbiont, a smart contracts platform for institutional applications of distributed ledger technology, announced on Monday it has opened its new international headquarters in Amsterdam. This news comes less than six months after the company secured $20 million through its Series B funding round, which was... Read More
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Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a UK-based fintech, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Starling Bank to launch of its Real Time Payments Express Service. The company reported that the new service will allow banks and corporates to send, receive, and track... Read More
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Space & Storage Marketplace Startup Stashbee Returns to Seedrs and Quickly Secures 1.6 Million Funding Target
Stashbee, UK-based marketplace for space and storage, has returned to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise 1.6 million, which was already secured from more than 250 investors. This new funding round comes just one year after Stashbee secured £908,971 through its first crowdfunding campaign. As... Read More
Security token issuance platform Polymath has formed a partnership with Regtech Blockpass. According to a release, Hong Kong-based Blockpass will now provide client onboarding services surrounding customer identification or KYC. Globally, having a solid KYC process is vital for any digital asset issuer. The two... Read More
4th Way, a peer to peer lending research platform is out with a note that highlights the performance on several lending platforms in the UK. According to 4th Way’s review, three platforms highlighted are performing quite well while one is underperforming. The report arrives following... Read More
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Online payment processing provider Allied Wallet announced on Monday it has acquired Epayment, a Hong Kong-based fintech. The acquisition comes just a couple of weeks after Allied Wallet reported it has increased merchant revenue by as much as 60% for some merchants with its new... Read More
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Just a little over a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK fintech Paysend is now nearing £4.4 million in funding from more than 530 investors. The funding round originally sought to raise £4.2 million, which was secured in three days. Founded... Read More
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Square Announces New Partnership With the Ogden Raptors Offer New Payment Experience at the Ballpark
Payment process platform Square announced last week it has formed a new partnership with the Ogden Raptors, which is a professional minor league baseball team and affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, to provide what it claims to be a faster and more convenient payment... Read More
SigOne Capital says it is now offering a full suite of crpto trading services for the institutional/HNW investor. The OTC service says they are now offering OTC trading through voice, API & web portal along with a lending desk to borrow and lend crypto. SigOne... Read More
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The Fintech space has seen significant investment growth in recent years. Out of 310 private companies valued at over US$1 billion globally, 10 percent are in the Fintech sector, according to CB Insights. Only two other sectors claim a larger share of the unicorn pie,... Read More
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Jack Dorsey, self-taught programmer and co-founder of Twitter and Square gave two interviews this week in which he talked up Square’s recent efforts to coalesce an in-house team of developers that will contribute to coding Bitcoin and possibly other cryptocurrencies. Square began by providing credit... Read More
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Crowdfunding Platform Silicon Prairie is Approved as a State Regulated Broker Dealer (No FINRA Oversight)
Silicon Prairie, an investment crowdfunding platform that offers securities as a Reg CF portal as well as under intrastate securities exemptions, is now a broker-dealer. But Silicon Prairie is not required to be regulated by FINRA as it has received approval to operate under the... Read More
Insurtech Platform Shuidi Completes RMB 1 billion C Round of Financing led by Boyu Capital On June 12th, China’s leading Insurtech platform Shuidi (meaning waterdrop in English) was reported to secure RMB 1 billion in C round of financing. The investment was led by Boyu... Read More
Europol Announces New Training Game for Tracing Crypto Transactions at Continent’s Largest Crypto Law Enforcement Conference
Europe’s largest cryptocurrency law enforcement event took place this week, June 12th to 14th, at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, where pan-continental police force also announced it is developing a “serious game” to train investigators in the tracing of cryptocurrency transactions. Over 300 cryptocurrency experts from... Read More
Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency trading platform and sister company to stable coin-issuer Tether, announced June 14th that buybacks of its LEO token, issued to help cover operational shortfalls, have begun. LEO token bought back are purportedly being “burned” (decommissioned) by the issuer. About a billion tokens... Read More
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Canadian Fintech Mogo Announces New Partnership With Trans Global Insurance Battle Identity Fraud For Retailer The Brick
Canadian fintech Mogo Finance Technology announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership a new program with Trans Global Insurance to help customers of home furnishing retailer The Brick understand and combat identity fraud. Mogo reported that customers of The Brick who enroll in... Read More
Augmentum Fintech plc (LSE: AUGM) announced this week it has invested £8.5 million across three companies that are in its portfolio. Founded in 2018, Augmentum Fintech claims to be one of Europe’ leading venture capital investors that is focused on the fintech sector. The company... Read More
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Starting in July, Boston-based multi-platform cryptocurrency services and investment firm Circle will begin retiring its payment app, Circle Pay, in order to focus on developing its cryptocurrency stable coin project USD Coin (USDC), the company has announced. USD Coin was jointly launched last October by Circle... Read More
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