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Bitcoin has Given Investors in Emerging Markets Access to a High-Performing Asset: Report

2020 was a really important breakout year for Bitcoin (BTC), as an influx of institutional capital “spurred” the digital asset to set new all-time highs, Chainalysis notes while pointing out that many individuals and countries may have benefited from the booming prices in the crypto… Read More

Emerging Markets Could Offer Greatest Opportunities for Mobile POS Vendors with Digital Payments Rising: Report

The way in which payments are conducted has been gradually changing but the shift towards all-digital platforms has accelerated following the COVID-19 outbreak. As noted in a recent report from Juniper Research: “The number of and the success of online retailers has been growing, and… Read More

Chainlink Teams Up with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain Apps in Emerging Markets

Chainlink (LINK), a provider of decentralized Oracle networks, has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund in order to support blockchain-powered applications in emerging markets. The Chainlink Community Grant Program offers financial resources to development teams and researchers that are creating a “more functional, accessible,… Read More

Y Combinator backed Indonesian Fintech Finantier to Expand Operations into Emerging Markets

Indonesia-based Fintech firm Finantier has revealed that it has acquired an undisclosed amount of capital from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator. Finantier will be joining Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 funding cycle, which is scheduled to begin in January 2021. Finantier is planning to expand its… Read More

Fintech Solutions Can Enable More Widespread Financial Inclusion, Could Increase GDP of Emerging Markets by $3.7 Trillion: Report

Critical gaps in the global banking system, especially in emerging markets, have restricted business growth and development. Consumer demand cannot be effectively addressed if banking platforms are not updated to meet the requirements of individuals and small business owners. Billions of people across the globe… Read More

Fintech Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Emerging Markets which have Significantly Increased their Share of Global GDP

A recent blog post notes that since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been a significant acceleration in digital banks and P2P wallet activity volume (during the first half of 2020). The blog states that the impact of the Coronavirus crisis has “disproportionately” affected the world’s… Read More

Small Businesses in Emerging Markets Need Alternative Financing Options

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute substantially to the global economy. They now make up 90% of businesses and 50% of employment worldwide. In emerging markets, SMEs are propelling development by introducing new products, processes, and competition. Although it is difficult to gather and track… Read More

dLocal Announces Expansion of Emerging Markets Payments Platform to Include Nigeria & South Africa

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Tuesday it has expanded its payments network to include Nigeria and South Africa. dLocal reported it now supports more than 300 local payment methods in 17 market… Read More

Allied Crowds Publishes Directory of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Emerging Markets

Allied Crowds, a tech firm dedicated to lessening information asymmetries, has published a director of cryptocurrency exchanges in emerging markets. Allied Crowd states: “[This report] establishes which cryptocurrency exchanges will trade which currency pairings. In other words, it answers the question where a member of… Read More

ICOs & Fintech are Topic of Focus at IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee Meeting

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) held a meeting this past week of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee. This committee is the largest within IOSCO, representing over 75% of their membership. Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman, Securities Commission, Malaysia, and Vice Chair of… Read More

dLocal Debuts Marketplace Payments for Emerging Markets & Enable Growth of Global Ecommerce

dLocal, an award-winning fintech company that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced on Tuesday it launched Marketplace Payments, a new payments product designed specifically for marketplaces whose buyers or sellers are based in emerging markets. With dLocal’s Marketplace Payments, companies can easily enable… Read More

Mambu’s Eugene Danilkis Discusses Opportunity and Innovation in the Blue Oceans of FinTech in Emerging Markets

Mambu, a cloud banking technology platform provider that works with more than 100 financial innovators worldwide, including Banco Macro, Opportunity International  and Yale University, uniquely sits at the nexus of the transformation and financial inclusion markets, where new applications and the cloud’s agility offers a particularly compelling value proposition for… Read More

CoAssets Partners with Alternaty Real Estate in Push to Grow in Emerging Markets

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Sees Opportunity in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Other Emerging Markets. Southeast Asia’s first real estate crowdfunding site CoAssets, has partnered up with Alternaty as it expands its footprint into other Asian countries. Altneraty, a real estate company based in Vietnam, specializes… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Scheduled to Tackle Secondary Markets, Accredited Investor Defintition

The SEC has shared the agenda for the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies.  This committee was recently re-animated by SEC Chair Mary Jo White.  The Committee provides insight and advice to the SEC on privately held small businesses and publicly… Read More

How to Revolutionize the Private Capital Markets

In 2010, venture capital investors poured $21.8 billion into startups. Fast forward a decade to 2020 when well over 500 “supergiant” funding rounds of $100 million+ were raised, totaling $142 billion. In early 2021, even as global economies fought to shake off the effects of… Read More

Why Distributed Ledger Technology Will Improve Financial Markets

Distributed ledger technology is capable of having a tremendous impact on the efficiency of capital markets, and for Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets under management, it will start with its fixed-income division, DLT innovation analyst Gideon Rossouw said.  Rossouw recently listed 10… Read More

Fintech SIMON Markets and NYDIG Introduce Bitcoin Educational Resources for Wealth Managers

SIMON Markets LLC, a Fintech firm transforming the digital wealth management sector via its  platform for financial professionals, reveals that it has teamed up with NYDIG—a tech and financial services company “dedicated” to Bitcoin—in order to launch “first-to-market” Bitcoin education “designed for wealth managers, and… Read More

Online Payments Fintech AstroPay Introduces Services in European Markets After Steady Growth

AstroPay, a provider of online payment solutions, has introduced its digital payment service for the European markets, after a period of steady growth for the business which has seen its users and merchants increase significantly. Established in 2009, AstroPay has been offering payment solutions to… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces New Options for Market Intel, a Data-Driven Solution for Insights into Crypto Markets

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain data platform, reveals that it has introduced three subscription options to Market Intel, which is described as a data-driven product that offers key insights into virtual currency markets. Developed on Chainalysis’ “trusted” and proprietary data platform, financial institutions are able to… Read More

Inflation Hedges like Gold, Real Estate, are Effective, but Bitcoin, other Cryptos Emerging as Wealth Protectors: Report

The team at digital assets firm Kraken has released a new report on Inflation, which they refer to as the “insidious thief.” As mentioned in a blog post by Kraken, the concept of inflation is “front and center again for many market participants, but not… Read More

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