Presidential Action Taken by Biden Administration May Delay Investment Crowdfunding Improvements

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Yesterday, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Ronald Klein distributed a Presidential Action by President Joe Biden that is poised to impact recent improvements to security crowdfunding including the Reg CF and Reg A+ exemption. Entitled Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, President Biden has… Read More

Dhana Kaneshayogan from TransferWise, which is Planning LSE Float, Explains how Automation Makes Audits More Efficient

Dhana Kaneshayogan notes that in January 2020, he had joined the Governance, Infrastructure and Networks team (GIN) at UK-based Fintech firm TransferWise. Kaneshayogan confirmed that the team offered other platform teams the interfaces and tooling to develop compute resources by using “best practices and standardized… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Unveils Third Savings Account

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced earlier this week the launch of its new 24 months fixed-rate savings account with a 1.35% annual interest rate and state-provided deposit insurance up to SEK 1,050,000. The third savings account’s launch comes almost exactly… Read More

Mobile Payments App Venmo to Provide Merchants Ways to Reach Highly Social Millennials via its Social Feed, Rewards, Payouts

The team at Venmo, a mobile payment service created by PayPal, notes that their platform began as a social peer-to-peer payments tool for friends and family members to split their meal or share an “unforgettable experience.” The Venmo team confirms that several years ago, they… Read More

Overfunding: UK Proptech BlockDox’s Seedrs Campaign Quickly Surpasses £125,000 Funding Target

  BlockDox, a UK-based proptech, has quickly raised its initial £125,000 funding target through its Seedrs campaign. The funding round, which recently made its debut on the equity crowdfunding platform, has already attracted nearly 50 Seedrs investors so far. Founded in 2015, BlockDox describes itself as… Read More

Visa Research Shows Card Not Present or CNP Transactions and Consumer Spending Increased 30% from 2017 to 2020

Los Angeles based Verifi, a company that claims it has been leading the dispute management and payment protection sector for sellers and issuers since 2005, notes that when their platform was first launched, the term “Fintech” was “just gaining traction.” Matt Katz, CEO at Verifi,… Read More

70% of Hedge Fund Managers are Now Hosting At Least Part of their IT and Fintech Platforms in the Cloud: Survey

Enfusion, an established provider of global investment management software and fund services that’s focused on “automating and simplifying full front-to-back office functionality with one vendor,” notes that as funds continue to grow, many patch together tech solutions, adding new functionality or capabilities as they become… Read More

YIELD App, Created by Fintech and Cybersecurity Experts, to Expand its DeFi focused Digital Banking Solution to Avalanche

YIELD App is getting ready to expand its decentralized finance (DeFi) banking solution to Avalanche. According to a blog post published on January 22, 2021 by Ava Labs, which supports the ongoing development of Avalanche, a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused platform and project, this new… Read More

Crypto OTC Markets See Up to 3x as Much Volume as Regular Exchanges, “Anecdotal Evidence” Suggests, Fintech Circle Claims

Global Fintech firm Circle notes that in the cryptocurrency over-the-counter (OTC) market, professional market participants are able to carry out large trades in a private manner and with “minimal price slippage,” which is why institutional clients are now “flocking” towards crypto OTC trading desks. Although… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Publishes Agenda for Next Week’s Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission has posted the agenda for the meeting of the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. According to a release, the Committee’s morning session will feature representatives from exchanges and platforms who will share some of the trends and dynamics they… Read More

Blockchain or DLT based Tokenization Is Inevitable, as Global Rivalry in Digital Currencies Continues, Industry Exec Explains

Tal Elyashiv, Founder and Managing Partner at SPiCE VC, which claims to be the first fully compliant (regulation wise) tokenized venture capital fund, notes that today, we’re at the beginning of what might be the greatest transformational period in modern history. Elyashiv writes in an… Read More



P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange LocalBitcoins Explains how to Generate Substantial Income during Crypto Bull Market

The team at LocalBitcoins, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, recently shared ways to generate passive income with their affiliate program. LocalBitcoins claims that the Bitcoin (BTC) bull market is now definitely here and 2021 is on track to “become a great year” for the… Read More

N26 Expands Allianz Assistance Travel Insurance Benefit Package to include Epidemic & Pandemic Coverage for Travel at No Extra Cost

  Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Thursday that it has expanded Allianz Assistance travel insurance benefit packages for premium N26 You, N26 Business You, N26 Metal or N26 Business Metal customers to include epidemic and pandemic coverage for your travels, at no extra cost…. Read More

Dr. Janet Yellen’s Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committee: “I believe the United States must be a leader in the digital asset and financial technology areas”

Earlier this week, Dr. Janet Yellen, former Chair of the US Federal Reserve and soon to be the Secretary of the Treasury, testified at a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in regards to her nomination. In advance of the hearing, Dr. Yellen submitted an… Read More

Fiserv Announces Completion of Ondot Acquisition

  Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, announced on Friday it has completed its acquisition of Ondot Systems, Inc. The company previously stated it was acquiring Ondot last month. As previously reported, Ondot processes more than one… Read More

Italy: Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Invests €20 Million in October SME IV Fund

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA (CDP) an Italian investment bank founded in 1850 in Turin that is largely owned by the Italian government, has decided to invest in digital lender October’s SME fund. According to a statement by CDP, the bank has committed €20 million… Read More

Citi Unveils New Suite of Intelligent Execution Algorithms for Global Listed Derivatives

Citi announced on Thursday it has launched a new suite of intelligent execution algorithms for global listed derivatives. These algorithms have been specifically engineered for the futures markets and are available across all major exchanges in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. According… Read More

OKEx Reports: OKExChain Unveils Swap & Farm DApps

Digital asset marketplace OKEx announced on Friday the team behind the open-source blockchain OKExChain has launched two decentralized applications, OKEx Swap and OKEx Farm, on the protocol. According to OKEx, both these new features, along with the opening of the OKT/USDT Farm Pool commenced today at 10:00… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Releases Regtech Adoption Report for Improving AML/CFT Activities

A recent report released by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has outlined various case studies and insights from banking institutions that have implemented different technologies to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their AML/CFT requirements. The HKMA’s report identifies key opportunities that regulatory technology… Read More

UK Fintech Flux, Provider of Digital Receipts, Says they’re Approaching 2021 with “Cautious Optimism”

It’s undoubtedly been a very challenging environment for retailers, however, looking ahead to the rest of 2021, UK-based Flux (which itemizes digital receipts that are “delivered straight to your banking app”) says it believes there are some “real” potential opportunities to take take advantage of,… Read More

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