DTCC Processed $2.15 QUADRILLION in Securities in 2019 and its Looking at Distributed Ledger Technology

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  The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is an enormous operation providing the vast majority of clearing and settlement services for securities in the US. To put this in perspective, DTCC processed $2.15 quadrillion (a quadrillion is a thousand trillion) in securities during 2019…. Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Signs Fintech focused MoU with French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has reportedly become the first state regulator to commit to a Fintech Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority, an independent administrative authority, which oversees the activities of banking institutions and insurance… Read More

Kakao’s Blockchain Affiliate Ground X Launches Digital Asset Wallet “Klip”

Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, announced on Wednesday the launch of its digital asset wallet, Klip. According to Ground X, Klip offers users the opportunity to experience digital asset on their mobile devices. The wallet is available… Read More

Canadian Fintech WealthyPlanet Teams Up With Smart Money Invest to Offer Low-Cost Exchange-Traded Fund Investment Products

WealthyPlanet, a Canada-based online financial planning company, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Smart Money Capital Management Inc. (Smart Money Invest) to provide low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and online investment advice to WealthyPlanet clients. WealthyPlanet describes ETFs as “smart and convenient… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform Delta Exchange has Launched Interest Rate Swaps for Cryptocurrency Rates

Delta Exchange, a digital asset derivatives exchange that maintains business offices in Singapore, has launched interest rate swaps (IRS) on cryptocurrency rates. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “These swaps will be available on Defi rates, flash rates on Bitfinex, and interest rates… Read More

Paxful Enters India Market, Quickly Emerges as Top P2P Bitcoin Marketplace

Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, has recently entered India – a country that has recently seen a change in rules that have enabled crypto exchanges to operate thus opening the door to a huge market. Paxful states that an in-house survey about the future potential… Read More

Mastercard Unveils Recovery Insights Initiative to Inform Business & Government Economic Response Efforts

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently announced it is extending its COVID-19 commitments by Recovery Insights, a set of tools, innovation, and research. The data insight and tools will be provided to New York City, London, Madrid, the state of Arizona, and other governments. While sharing more… Read More

Investment Marketplace for Music Royalties ANote Music Schedules July Launch

ANote Music, a marketplace for investing in music royalties, is planning to launch on July 28, 2020, according to a company release. Based in Luxembourg, ANote Music plans to allow users to invest in music, own rights from content creators, and earn returns through the… Read More

UK’s Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform Minted May Launch Digital Challenger Bank

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch in the coming months. Co-founder Shahmad Ahmed told Salam Gateway that his company has acquired regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to serve as an e-money business. He noted that Minted’s… Read More

Almond Impact Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £540,000 in Funding Secured

Almond Impact, a UK-based environmental startup, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £540,000 raised. The campaign was launched last month, originally seeking £500,000. As previously reported, Almond claims to be the first app that empowers anyone to become… Read More

UK Fintech Stenn, a Trade Financing Solution Provider, Extends its Core Finance Program After Receiving Investments from Barclays, Others

Stenn, an online trade finance scale-up, has acquired investments from Barclays Bank, Coface SA, and Crayhill Capital Management LP via its latest funding round. The capital raised will be used to support Stenn’s trade financing program, Stenn Assets Funding, which is currently valued at $500… Read More


Update: RiverSimple’s Latest Seedrs Campaign Surpasses £500,000

Wales-based hydrogen-electric car company Riversimple has successfully secured more than £500,000 through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which originally sought to raise £200,000, made its debut less than a year after Riversimple raised £839,958 through its previous Seedrs campaign. As… Read More

UK Fintech Plutus, which Enables Easy Conversions between Cryptocurrencies and Fiat Money, Announces Affiliate Partnership with Nike

London-based Plutus​, a Fintech firm that helps users easily convert their digital assets at 0% into major fiat currencies including the British pound (GBP) and Euros, has announced an affiliate partnership with sports apparel giant, Nike. Through the partnership, users will be able to earn… Read More

RRMine, a Global Bitcoin Hashrate Asset Management Platform, Discusses Policy Changes in China’s Evolving Crypto Mining Sector

The management at RRMine, a global distributed Bitcoin hashrate asset management platform that maintains offices in Hong Kong, notes that blockchain or distributed ledger technology is moving past the early days of digital currency and smart contracts, and is now increasingly focused on the development… Read More

Private Identity Firm Incognia Introduces Location-based Behavioral Biometrics Solutions for Banks, Fintech Companies

Private identity solution provider, Incognia, has introduced a location-based behavioral biometrics software product that aims to reduce or eliminate the growing rates of mobile fraud. According to a press release shared with CI, Incognia’s anti-fraud software development kit (SDK) and APIs aim to improve standard… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Nearly 8,000 BTC ATMs Installed Worldwide, Lightning Network Adoption Growing Steadily

There are now almost 8,000 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs, or BTMs, installed worldwide, according to data from Coin ATM Radar. A Bitcoin ATM is a kiosk that lets users buy Bitcoin with cash or their debit card. Some BTMs also allow people to sell the pseudonymous… Read More

India’s CoinSwitch, an Aggregator of Digital Asset Exchanges, Introduces Indian Rupee based Crypto Exchange Mobile App

CoinSwitch.co, an established aggregator of digital asset exchanges in India, recently introduced CoinSwitch Kuber, which is the Indian Rupee (INR) cryptocurrency exchange mobile app designed specifically and “exclusively” for the Indian market. This launch has come during very challenging times as the world tries to… Read More

Average Security Token Return by Asset Down -0.90% for May 2020, but Growth of Market Continues: Report

Jonah Schulman, head of marketing at Security Token Market, published a report last month in which he noted that the average security token return was 8.99% for the month of April 2020. Meanwhile, a fund that tracks the three largest US indices, including the Dow… Read More

Fintech Investments Surge in 2020 while Venture Capital Investments have More than Doubled Since 2014: Report

Venture capital investments have been increasing steadily in Latin and South America, Southeast Asia, and India. Last year was particularly notable because of considerably more venture investments allocated towards emerging private capital markets, including Southeast Asia, Latin and South America, India, Central Eastern Europe, and… Read More

New Zealand’s Fintech Zeeco Partners with Salt Edge, an Open Banking Solution Provider, to Access Users’ Bank Data and Automate Eco-contributions

New Zealand-based Fintech firm Zeeco has partnered with Salt Edge, a company that provides Open Banking solutions, in order to access users’ financial data and automate certain eco-contributions. As mentioned in a blog post published on Salt Edge’s official website: “With [rising] awareness [about] the… Read More

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