Perspective: Why Shark Tank Sucks and Crowdfunding Rocks

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A shark is never your friend, even if he or she happens to be carrying big bags of money. After all, sharks eat people.  They do this literally in the ocean and figuratively in shark tank competitions. Best case: they invest in your deal at… Read More

U.S. Fintech Rellevate Debut Digital Consumer Financial Services Platform

Rellevate, a U.S.-based digital fintech that is aimed at facilitating access to consumer financial services for middle and lower-income Americans, recently announced the launch of its consumer financial services platform. Founded in 2019, Rellevate describes itself as a financial services company dedicated to empowering consumers… Read More

Update: Home Savings App Nude Is Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than £3.53 Raised

  Nude, a home savings app, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £3.53 million raised from over 780 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Nude describes itself as a savings account and financial friend for first-time home buyers. The… Read More

ABN Amro Launches “Tikkie Check” for Bar & Restaurant Payments

ABN AMRO announced on Friday the launch ot the latest feature on the payment app Tikki, Tikki Check, which allows users to pay the bill in bars and restaurants through smartphones. According to ABN Amro, Tikki check simplifies payment for customers and restaurants alike, with… Read More

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Loans Working

The British Business Bank says the Coronavirus loan schemes are benefiting businesses in all corners of the UK. According to a note distributed by the Bank, loans are tracking the business population of each region. The loans are being provided by both traditional financial services… Read More

Real Estate and Title Recordkeeping Platform, Ubitquity, to Create Solution for Issuing Blockchain based Tokens Representing Property Titles for Rainier Title

Ubitquity, the developer of a blockchain-enabled platform for real estate and title recordkeeping, has teamed up with Washington-based Rainier Title, which aims to offer the “highest levels” of real property title and escrow services. As mentioned on its official website, Ubitquity offers a simple user… Read More

Division of China’s State-Owned Power Grid Introduces Blockchain enabled Blackout Insurance Policy

A division of China’s state-owned power grid has reportedly introduced a blockchain-enabled blackout insurance policy that’s issued to the chairman of a local firm that had to compensate for a recent loss due to a power outage. The Zhejiang Ningbo Power Supply Company has teamed… Read More

Leading DeFi Protocol Compound (COMP) Introduces its Own Permissionless, Upgradable Price Feed

Leading decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Compound (COMP) has introduced its own permissionless (public), upgradable price feed. A price oracle is a third-party, “decentralized” feed that offers the data needed to process blockchain-based smart contracts. There are currently many Open Finance or DeFi platforms that use… Read More

Netherlands based Fintech Kinder Aims to Disrupt Complex Nature of Charitable Giving by Offering “Smart” Donation Tools

Amsterdam based Fintech firm Kinder has reportedly secured €500,000 in funding and may be planning to make an official announcement soon, according to Silicon Canals. The Fintech company could have raised more capital, however, some investors may have held back due to the economic challenges… Read More

Insurtech One Inc, Provider of Digital Payment Platforms for Insurance Sector, Acquires Invenger Technologies

One Inc, a provider of digital payment platforms for the insurance sector, recently revealed that it has acquired Invenger Technologies, Inc., which includes its online claims payment product, Invenger-InsurPay. Karen Furtado, partner at Strategy Meets Action, said that the acquisition of Invenger, including the digital… Read More

UK’s Federation of Small Businesses Cautions that £1.5 Billion in Unclaimed COVID-19 Related Funding Might Go Back to Treasury if not Claimed Soon

Emergency COVID-19 funding or financial relief for companies in the UK will reportedly go back to the Treasury at the end of this month if it’s not claimed, the BBC reports. About four months after £12 billion in Coronavirus related funding was approved to help… Read More


Digital Banking: Central Bank of the Philippines Is Open to Exploring Investment Opportunities from Qatar to Streamline its Financial Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, is reportedly open to exploring potential investment deals from Qatar. According to a BSP representative, these deals will focus on digital banking and Fintech projects. Arifa A Ala, the MD at BSP, noted that… Read More

UK SME Lender Funding Circle Is Reevaluating whether to Leverage Open Banking to Improve Customer Experience

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Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, says it’s reevaluating whether it should begin leveraging Open Banking technology. The company claims that it has managed to improve its customer experience, and would now like… Read More

High-Performance Blockchain Platform Ontology Partners NEAR Protocol to Speed Up Development of “Decentralized” Identity Solutions

Ontology (ONT), a “high-performance” or high-throughput blockchain platform for enterprises, has teamed up with the developers of the NEAR Protocol in order to speed up the development and deployment of secure “decentralized” identity solutions. The Ontology team will offer technical support for NEAR’s Decentralized Identifier… Read More

Top Ethereum Projects by Developer Activity: Augur (REP), Band Protocol (BAND), Gnosis (GNO), Maker (MKR), Status (SNT), New Report Reveals

Santiment, which offers on-chain, social and curated information on over 900 cryptocurrencies, notes that, quite often, development activity is an “underrated” indicator of the success of a blockchain or digital asset project. Santiment believes that developer activity for crypto-related initiatives proves or shows the month-to-month… Read More

All-in-One, Interoperable DeFi Hub, Equilibrium, Partners Polkadot After Creating EOS based Lending Solution, and Stablecoin

Equilibrium, which describes itself as an all-in-one, interoperable decentralized finance (DeFi) Hub that lets users stake (cryptocurrencies) and earn, lend and raise liquidity “all in one place,” has partnered with Polkadot, a leading blockchain protocol that has been founded by Gavin Wood, an Ethereum (ETH)… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange OKEx CEO Jay Hao Reveals that Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold Correlation Increased during COVID-19

Jay Hao, CEO at OKEx, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, notes that the US dollar “drop” and the Bitcoin (BTC) surge recently occurred at the same time. Hao points out that there’s been a regular downward adjustment of interest rates on US Treasury… Read More

Australian Neobanks Continue to Slash Interest Rates on Savings Accounts due to Economic Challenges Created by COVID-19

Even though interest rates offered by challenger banks or neobanks in Australia (and globally) are generally higher than those offered by incumbents, Mozo reports that these all-digital banking platforms have been lowering their rates. Analysis performed by Mozo reveals that three neobanks were forced to… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange Acquires Ellie Mae for $11 Billion to Establish Firm Presence in Trillion Dollar Residential Mortgage Sector

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), the owner of the world’s largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with a market cap of around $23 trillion, has reportedly agreed to purchase Ellie Mae from Thoma Bravo. The deal values Ellie Mae, a mortgage finance software developer,… Read More

Fintech Masters Course, including Machine Learning, Offered by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University for Digital Transformation Specialists

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has introduced Canada‘s very first Fintech Masters course. According to the Smith School of Business, the course has been designed mainly for financial or tech professionals who are already working in the industry. The first Master of… Read More

New York Stock Exchange listed Firm MFAC to Acquire Neobank BankMobile, a Subsidiary of Customers Bank

Customers Bank, which offers personal and business banking solutions, including checking, money markets, savings, mortgages, loans, and cash management, has reportedly agreed to sell its BankMobile Technologies division to Megalith Financial Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:MFAC). BankMobile Technologies is an established US-based digital banking platform. Meanwhile, MFAC… Read More

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