2021: The Year of the Smart Contract – Can the Law Keep Up?

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  While recent headlines may be focused on the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, another disruptive technology derived from the famed cryptocurrency may have even more profound implications for the future: blockchain-based “smart contracts.” A wide variety of companies are already experimenting with the ability of… Read More

BitPay Announces Integration With WalletConnect into Wallet Mobile App

  Cryptocurrency payments platform BitPay announced on Wednesday the integration of WalletConnect into the BitPay Wallet app. BitPay reported that BitPay Wallet app users have direct access to the decentralized exchange, decentralized games, and all the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space has to offer. According to BitPay,… Read More

Vertalo and Crowdcreate Partner to Improve Issuer Access to Accredited Investors

Digital asset platform Vertalo has partnered with Crowdcreate to boost investor reach for Broker-Dealers and issuers working with Vertalo. According to a release, Vertalo will provide access to over 45,000 accredited investors managed by Crowdcreate providing pre-verified investor data to issuers and broker-dealers raising capital… Read More

European Digital Asset Investment Firm CoinShares Unveils Physically-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Trade Product

  CoinShares, a European digital asset investment firm, announced on Tuesday the launch of a new physically-backed Bitcoin Exchange-Trade Product (ETP), CoinShares Physical Bitcoin (Ticker: BITC). According to CoinShares, BITC will be the first product released on CoinShares’ new institutional-grade ETP platform and will launch… Read More

Milestone: Celsius Network Surpasses $5.3 Billion in Assets; Grows Total Assets 10x During 2020

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Wednesday it now holds more than $5.3 billion worth of cryptocurrency assets. This news comes just a couple of months after Chainalysis was able to validate over $3.3b in total assets held by Celsius Celsius reported it… Read More

Plastiq Announces End-to-End Intuit QuickBooks Online Integration

Plastiq, a U.S.-based intelligent payments solution for small businesses, announced on Wednesday it has fully integrate Intuit QuickBooks Online into its payments platform. Plastiq reported that the integration will help businesses save time and money with a claim of an even more seamless, automated way… Read More

Innovate Finance: The UK Retains European Fintech Investment Crown in 2020

Innovate Finance has published a note regarding Fintech investment in the UK. According to their numbers, the UK retains its title as the top investment destination in Europe for Fintech firms at with $4.1 billion in venture capital and growth private equity invested across a… Read More

Financial Health Mobile App Brigit Helps Members Save More Than $250 Million in Fees Since Launch; Raises $35 Million Through Series A Funding Round

  Brigit, a U.S.-based financial health mobile app, announced on Wednesday it not only has helped its members save more than $250 million since its platform’s launch, but it also raised $35 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners,… Read More

Ethereum Rising: Number 2 Crypto Reaches New Highs, Insiders Predict ETH’s Future

As Bitcoin has rocketed to new all-time highs, it has sucked much of the oxygen out of the crypto news space. But Bitcoin’s rise has been joined by some other cryptocurrencies running higher – most importantly, the number 2 crypto Ethereum. In the last week… Read More

German Wealth Management platform Wealthpilot Secures €8 Million Through latest Investment round

  Wealthpilot, a Germany-based wealth management platform, announced on Wednesday it secured €8 million through its latest investment round. According to Wealthpilot, the total amount includes a contribution of €3.4 million from investor Seventure, with the remainder coming from previous investors Bayern Kapital, MIG Fonds,… Read More

EstateGuru Reveals it Closed 2020 with Solid Results During December with Platform Investors Financing €18.3M in Loans

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer to peer lender facilitating secured loans, has revealed that it closed 2020 with solid results and performance in December during which the platform’s investors financed a total of €18.3 million worth of loans. EstateGuru confirmed in its loan portfolio overview for… Read More



Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Acquire Blockchain or DLT Infrastructure Developer Bison Trails

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has revealed that it will be acquiring leading blockchain infrastructure platform, Bison Trails. Coinbase stated in a blog post published on January 20, 2020 that the planned acquisition will allow Bison Trails to “accelerate its mission” to offer intuitive and… Read More

finleap Partners with SIA on Open Banking Services

finleap connect, an open banking platform, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with SIA, a European hi-tech company in the payment services and infrastructures sector, controlled by CDP Equity, to deliver new open banking services to European Fintechs, banks and more, according to a release…. Read More

LendInvest Announces First Virtual Event with Broker Day

LendInvest, a top UK Fintech providing property finance, is adapting to the ongoing health crisis by scheduling its first virtual conference. The LendInvest Broker Day will host a series of online sessions led by speakers including LendInvest’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Director of… Read More

European Digital Investment Platform Bitpanda Unveils First Debit Card

  Austria-based digital investment platform  Bitpanda announced on Wednesday it is now taking pre-orders for their first physical product, the Bitpanda Card. According to Bitpanda, the Bitpanda Card is a debit card facilitated by Visa and is linked to any asset in a user’s Bitpanda… Read More

Revolut Offers US Dollar & Pound Savings Accounts for UK Users

Digital bank Revolut has announced US dollar savings accounts for UK customers. According to a release, Revolut will offer interest rates of 0.65% AER for Metal customers, 0.50% AER for Premium customers, and 0.40% AER for Plus customers on US dollar funds. There is no… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Market in Southeast Asia Is Growing Rapidly with Fintech Firms like Grab, Razer Offering Flexible Purchasing Plans

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services are being widely-adopted in Southeast Asia. BNPL service providers allow consumers to pay for products via flexible instalment plans. Major Fintechs offering BNPL options in the Southeast Asian region include Grab, GoJek, Razer, Oriente, among others. BNPL lets people… Read More

Global Fintech Firm Broadridge Financial Solutions Appoints David Ingleson as COO for APAC Region

US-based Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech firm, has confirmed the appointment of David Ingleson as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the APAC region, effective immediately. Ingleson’s appointment was reportedly made to address the rising demand for providing technology solutions to Asia-Pacific… Read More

UK’s SME Lender Nucleus Commercial Finance Acquires £200 Million Funding Line

Online balance sheet lender, Nucleus Commercial Finance, reports that it has secured a £200 million funding line, which should help with increasing the platform’s capacity or ability to support more UK-based businesses. The new funding line should help ensure that the lender is well-positioned to… Read More

Payments Company GHL Partners Malaysia’s Loanstreet to Offer Road Tax and Auto Insurance Renewal Options Online

Payments company GHL has reportedly expanded its line of products and services to include road tax and vehicle insurance renewal options. GHL’s new services are being introduced after it announced a partnership with Malaysia’s Loanstreet, an established financial marketplace. Following the launch of GROW by… Read More

Ocean Protocol Developers Announce Shortlisted Projects which Will Receive Assistance to Build Applications on the Platform

The developers of Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have revealed that after “countless hours” of reviews, interviews, due diligence, and brainstorming — the very first wave of Ocean… Read More

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