A Conundrum of NFTs: Five Things About NFTs That May Surprise You

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A murder of crows.  A pride of lions. A school of fish.  A conundrum of NFTs.  At least that’s how it feels when faced with the ever-growing craze for non-fungible tokens.  Here are five things about NFTs that may surprise you. They’re just another type… Read More

Malaysia’s PayNet Partners FassPay to Help Small Merchants Process Card Payments with Mobile Devices as POS Terminals

Malaysia’s PayNet, the national payments network and shared central infrastructure for that nation’s capital markets, has decided to work with FassPay, a subsidiary of Soft Space, which will be a third-party acquirer for MyDebit, the country’s local debit card scheme. This new appointment should allow… Read More

Singapore’s DBS Introduces AI enhanced Digital Investment Advisory Solution

DBS (SGX:D05)/POSB retail clients are now able to access a new feature offered via DBS’ AI-enhanced financial and retirement planning tool, called NAV Planner, which will aim to offer specific investment recommendations that are well-suited for different investment profiles and requirements. Evy Wee, Head of… Read More

Indian Consumer Focused Fintech Findeed Acquires Seed Funding from Venture Highway, Anicut Angel Fund, First Cheque

India-based Findeed, a consumer-focused Fintech firm, has acquired seed funding from Venture Highway and Anicut Angel Fund, along with contributions from First Cheque. The capital will be used for recruiting new talent and supporting the firm’s ongoing growth and development. Launched in July 2019 by… Read More

Financial Comparison Site RinggitPlus Introduces Digital Financial Planning Services for Malaysian Consumers

RinggitPlus, a financial marketplace that’s owned by Jirnexu, has introduced RinggitPlus Advance, which is a one-to-one digital financial planning service for Malaysian residents. As noted by its management: “RinggitPlus is Malaysia’s leading financial comparison website. Everyday we help thousands of Malaysians #GetMore for their money…. Read More

CommBank’s x15ventures Makes Strategic Investment to Acquire Minority Stake in Payble, an Identitii Bill Payment Subsidiary

CommBank’s x15ventures has reportedly made a £1 million investment in order to acquire a significant minority stake in Payble, an Identitii bill payment subsidiary. As mentioned on its official website: “Payble™ is a better way to get paid. Improve cash collection, lower transaction costs and… Read More

Accelerating Asia Reveals New Cohort of 11 Asian Startups

Accelerating Asia has announced the fourth cohort of its flagship 100-day program for pre-Series A startups. According to a release, the 11 startups have raised over S$6 million coming into the program. The 11 new portfolio companies cover ten verticals and include companies from Singapore,… Read More

Maybank SME Digital Financing has Provided RM1 Billion or $240 Million in Financing, Serving Over 8200 Malaysian SMEs

Just six months into its launch, Maybank SME Digital Financing has reportedly cleared RM1 billion (appr. $240 million) worth of financing, serving over 8,200 SMEs, of which around 85% or 6,950 are startups and micro-enterprises based in Malaysia. Maybank stated that all applications that were… Read More

Melayna Ingram from Compliant Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Paxos Explains how Crypto Regulations Can “Foster Innovation”

Melayna (Manning) Ingram, Director, Securities Product at Paxos, notes that regulation can “foster innovation,” and it’s simply a matter of perspective. Ingram writes in a blog post that many tech firms are established with the “general” thesis that “something is broken and new technology can… Read More

Coinbase Adds 1inch (1INCH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), NKN (NKN), Origin Token (OGN) for Coinbase.com, Pro, and for Android, iOS Apps

Beginning on Saturday (April 10, 2021), digital asset exchange Coinbase will be supporting trading with 1inch (1INCH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), NKN (NKN) and Origin Token (OGN) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase users are now able to purchase, sell, convert,… Read More

Cere Token Offering Launches on Republic Tomorrow (April 13)

The Cere token offering will launch on Republic Crypto tomorrow,  commencing at 10 AM ET, according to the crowdfunding platform. Called an “industry first’ Cere Network is hosting the Cere public sale across three unique listing platforms including DAO Maker and Polkastarter – but Republic… Read More



Israel Cybersecurity Solutions Provider Talon Cyber Security Raises $26 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round

  Talon Cyber Security, an Israel-based cybersecurity solutions provider, announced on Monday it raised $26 million through its Seed funding round, which included participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Team8, and Zohar Zisapel. Founded earlier this year by Ofer Ben-Noon and Ohad Bobrov, Talon Cyber Security… Read More

Report Claims Workers at Marcus, Part of Goldman Sachs, Are Exiting Due to Excessive Hours

Coming off the heels of a report that some Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) junior bankers are fed up with extreme workloads, a new report claims that workers at Marcus, the digital banking subsidiary of Goldman, are exiting the firm due to the long workdays and intense deadlines… Read More

Metro Bank Is Now Offering RateSetter Loans At Branches

  Metro Bank announced on Monday it has launched the first set of RateSetter-powered personal loans through its banking branches. Aach of the new loan applications will be assessed and arranged by using RateSetter’s lending technology. Those who qualify for the loans may borrow between… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Bamboo Insurance Partners With Socotra to Power Existing Insurance Offerings & New Product Lines

Bamboo Insurance, a U.S.-based insurtech platform, announced on Monday it has partnered with global insurers’ core system Socotra to power its existing insurance offerings and new product lines. Founded in 2018, Bamboo describes itself as a newly formed insurance organization that offers flexible and transparent insurance… Read More

The “Second Coming” of NFTs Will be “Even More Successful” According to Blockchain Dev Inal Kardanov

Inal Kardanov, Co-founder and CTO of Billy, notes in a blog post published by the Waves Protocol developers that NFTs’ “second coming” is set to be even “more successful.” Kardanov, a software engineer focused on blockchain, AI, and machine learning, writes in a blog post… Read More

Blockchain Coinvestors, a Fund-of-Funds, Says Second Fund Closed With $26.9 million

Blockchain Coinvestors, a fund-of-funds and co-investment program, says their second fund (Fund II) has closed in an oversubscribed offering of $26.9 million. Demand came from institutional money, family offices as well as individual investors. Assets under management are said to now total $75 million. Matthew… Read More

CoinList Announces that Eligible Platform Users May Participate in Clover (CLV) Token Sale, Starting Apr 20, 2021

Digital asset platform CoinList has announced that beginning on April 20, 2021, eligible or qualified CoinList users will have the option to take part in the Clover (CLV) token sale (via CoinList). Clover, which is an alumni of CoinList Seed, aims to serve as a… Read More

Coinbase Expected to Trade on the Nasdaq on April 14th, Will Help Define the Digital Asset Industry

Earlier this month, Coinbase announced that its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list its shares on the Nasdaq, under ticker symbol COIN, had been approved. The public listing of Coinbase will thus represent a seminal event in the digital asset industry…. Read More

Online Lender creditshelf Reports Best Quarter Ever in Regards to Loan Originations

Creditshelf, an online lender serving SMEs in Germany, says it experienced its best quarter in company history. During Q1 2021, creditshelf said it increased its arranged loan volume by 224% to € 37.6 million versus Q1 2020 of € 11.6 million. Growth came from both… Read More

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