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Australian Fintech Unicorn Airwallex Secures $40 Million in Additional Funding to Expand Operations Globally

Airwallex, an Australia-based Fintech company, has reportedly extended an existing $250 million investment round by $40 million (appr. AUD 57 million). Scott Farquhar, the co-founder at Atlassian, has joined the funding round through his firm, Skip Capital. Airwallex has managed to secure substantial investments so… Read More

Blockchain Firm ICONLOOP to Work with South Korea’s Pohang City, Steel Manufacturer POSCO, and Others on Supporting Decentralized ID Ecosystem

Markus Jun, founder and CEO of ICON’s Accelerator Partner and Seoul Launchpad of ICXStation, HyperConnector (online accelerator for the ICON ecosystem), recently confirmed that ICONLOOP will be working cooperatively with Pohang, POSCO and POSTECH to develop a (decentralized ID) DID ecosystem with MyID. Jun noted… Read More

Cybersecurity Unicorn Snyk, which Is Valued at $2.6 Billion, Acquires DeepCode, an AI Code Startup

Hristo Borisov, the co-founder and CEO at Payhawk, a firm that issues “next-generation” company cards with automated expense management, says that he’s happy to see “another strong story and exit from the diaspora.” Borisov notes that “serving developers is one of the most rewarding experiences,… Read More

South Korea’s ICONLOOP’s VisitMe, an Electronic Guestbook QR Service that Digitizes Visitor Logs, has 100,000+ Users

Markus Jun, founder and CEO of ICON’s Accelerator Partner and Seoul Launchpad of ICXStation, HyperConnector (online accelerator for the ICON ecosystem), recently confirmed that ICONLOOP‘s VisitMe has surpassed 100,000 users and more than 1,000 sites are now using the service. Jun noted that these sites… Read More

More than 400 Blockchain or DLT Developers Now Working on 13 New ICON Foundation Projects

BlockArrow Capital, an alternative asset fund focused on investing in the blockchain sector, reveals that there are 463 blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) focused developers that have created 13 new ICON Foundation projects for the ICON ecosystem. The projects have been developed thanks to… Read More

BitTorrent (BTT), Elrond (ELGD), ICON (ICX), Sola (SOL) Perpetual Contracts to be Offered via Binance Futures

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, will be offering cryptocurrency futures contracts for Elrond (EGLD), the native token of a “highly” scalable, fast and secure blockchain platform for creating distributed apps; and Sola (SOL), the native digital currency of a “decentralized” social platform developed… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Comes to the Defense of Unikrn and ICO Settlement

Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement with Unikrn, a digital asset issuer that was deemed to have transgressed securities law in the offering of an unregistered security via an initial coin offering (ICO). Unikrn agreed to pay a $6.1 million… Read More

Payments Fintech dLocal Raises $200 Million, Emerges as LatAm Unicorn

Cross border payments Fintech dLocal has raised $200 million in a funding round led by General Atlantic. The capital infusion sets a valuation on the company of $1.2 billion thus creating a Latin American Fintech unicorn and Uruguay’s first. dLocal is a cross-border payment processor… Read More

Oyster Financial Secures $14 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Monashees & SV Latam Capital For Mexico Expansion

U.S./Mexico fintech Oyster Financial recently announced secured $14 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Monashees and SV Latam Capital with participation from FJ Labs, Fintech Collective, Kevin Efrusy, Redpoint Ventures, S7 Ventures, and Ulu Ventures. The funding will go towards the company’s expansion into Mexico. Founded in… Read More

SEC Charges Film Producer Ryan Felton, Rapper/Actor Clifford Harris and Others for Participation in ICO Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has leveled charges pertaining to fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICO) against film producer Ryan S. Felton, rapper and actor Clifford Harris, Jr., or “T.I. or Tip,” and three others who apparently promoted one of Felton’s two unregistered and ICOs…. Read More

Fintech 250 List from Leading Business Analytics Firm Features 32 Unicorns including Affirm, Coinbase, Robinhood, Among Many Other Multinationals

CB Insights, a private New York based firm with a business analytics platform and database that offers market intelligence on private companies and investor activities, recently published its Fintech 250 (2020), which is its annual ranking of what it considers the “top” private global Fintech… Read More

TransferMate Announces Expansion of North American Regulation With New Mexico License Approval

TransferMate, a cross-border B2B payments technology solution, announced on Thursday it scored a significant boost to its international footprint, securing a new payments license in Mexico. According to TransferMate, the license marks a major milestone on the platform’s global growth journey. Founded in 2008, TransferMate… Read More

Major South Korean Financial Institution, Shinhan Bank, Launches Fintech Lab, Will Also Use ICONLOOP’s Decentralized ID Solution

South Korea based Shinhan Bank, one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, has established a Fintech lab in order to work closely with other IT and financial technology firms in other countries. Shinhan Bank reportedly began remodeling its Myeongdong branch building in order to set… Read More

Austrian Fintech Paysafecash Announces Expansion Into Mexico

PaySafeCard, an Austria-based fintech that is part of the Paysafe Group, announced on Tuesday it has launched its services in Mexico. As previously reported, PaySafeCard claims it has become a global market leader in online prepaid payment methods and part of the portfolio of payment… Read More

South Korea’s ICONLOOP’s Decentralized Identity or DID Blockchain Tech to be Used for COVID-19 Contact Tracing System

South Korea’s ICONLOOP, a major blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused firm, revealed on August 19, 2020 that Jeju Island, the nation’s most popular local tourist destination, will be using its Decentralized Identity (‘DID’) blockchain tech to offer private, secure COVID-19 contact tracing to (approximately)… Read More

SEC Issues Cease & Desist, Remedial Sanctions in Settlement Against Boon.Tech and ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced charges against Boon.Tech and its CEO Rajesh Pavithran alleging fraud and registration violations in connection with a $5 million initial coin offering (ICO). According to the SEC’s order, from November 2017 to January 2018, Boon.Tech raised approximately… 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

Fintech Unicorn and Stealth Bank, TransferWise, Brings API powered Cross-Border Banking Solutions to Asian Markets

UK-based Fintech and stealth bank TransferWise recently revealed that it has taken an “exciting” step towards modernizing and streamlining global banking in Asia. The company confirmed that it has brought TransferWise for Banks, its “bank-friendly” API integration, to Asian markets, allowing financial institutions to surface… Read More

Regtech Software Provider iComply Lists in the FINRA Compliance Vendor Directory

Canadian regtech company iComply Investor Services announced on Wednesday its listing in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Compliance Vendor Director, which notably features vendors that offer products, solutions, and services to firms overseen by the U.S. regulator. Founded in 2017, iComply claims to be the… Read More

Mexico-Based Prop Tech Flat.mx Secures $25 Million in Debt Financing From Arc Labs

Flat.mx, a Mexico-based prop tech startup, has reportedly secured $25 million in debt financing from Arc Labs. Founded in 2019, Flat.mx claims it is flipping the way homes are sold in Mexico. “With a deep layer of technology and data, Flat simplifies the painful process… Read More

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