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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

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Cloud Tech Will “Drive Evolution” of Capital Markets

Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of over $17 trillion, says that emerging technologies (Emtech) continue to “drive the evolution” of capital markets.  As covered, Friedman believes that Cloud technologies will transform financial services and… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

Razer Fintech in Malaysia Reportedly Planning to Launch Another Digital Bank in Overseas Markets, after Applying for Local License

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has revealed that it plans to launch a digital banking platform in overseas markets. Razer, which is also (mainly) a gaming company, has applied for a virtual banking permit in Malaysia but… Read More

At least 67 Fintech Unicorns Operating Globally, with North America Leading the Way, and Asian, European Markets Growing Fast

There are now at least 67 FIntech unicorns, globally, that are valued at a combined $244.6 billion, according to a recently published infographic by CBInsights which shows that North America, particularly the US, is home to some of the world’s largest Fintechs. Fintech unicorns are… Read More

Digital Assets: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Looks to Blockchain to Improve Public & Private Markets

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the platform that provides clearing and settlement services to the financial services markets, says it plans to “explore the benefits of digitalization in the public and private markets.” DTCC is looking to leverage blockchain or distributed ledger technology… Read More

House Artificial Intelligence Task Force Schedules Meeting to Discuss Capital Markets and Impact of AI

The House Financial Services Committee, Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, has scheduled a hearing for December 6th. The hearing is entitled,  “Robots on Wall Street: The Impact of AI on Capital Markets and Jobs in the Financial Services Industry.” The AI Task Force is relatively… Read More

Gartner: Blockchain Might “Change Retail Business Models Forever,” May Help Avoid Centralization of Markets

Connecticut-based consulting services and research firm Gartner said that distributed ledger technology (DLT) will transform how most businesses operate within the next 10 years. Currently, however, blockchain-based systems are in their early stages of development and it could take several years before the technology has… Read More

Israel Capital Markets Authority Expected to Expedite Fintech Licenses to Boost Innovation

According to a report, the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Authority of Israel is seeking to expedite the approval of Fintech licenses including blockchain-focused firms. Calcalist reports that the Authority is “working quickly to arrange licenses for Fintech companies” as it aims to boost innovation… Read More

OTC Markets Group CEO Cromwell Coulson: Cannabis is Hot, Cautious on Blockchain Tech & Digital Assets

OTC Markets Group trades over 10,000 US and global securities. The company, a regulated alternative trading system (ATS), operates three tiers of trading platforms with each marketplace (OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market and the Pink® Open Market). OTC Markets largely targets smaller companies… Read More

An Update on France’s Emerging Initial Coin Offering Regime

France is moving forward to embrace blockchain technology and the issuance of digital assets. While security tokens will be regulated just like the securities they are, France has crafted a regulatory regime that supports the issuance of utility tokens. Last December, the French Government issued… Read More

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