Omar Faridi

Web3 Storage Set for Steady Growth, According to Huobi Research Institute

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With worldwide demand for storage set to increase exponentially, users of both personal and enterprise storage will likely “look toward Web3 storage technologies to fulfil their needs, particularly as data privacy concerns escalate, signaling a shift away from centralized storage providers.” This trend, in addition… Read More

HPD Lendscape Provides New Lending Solution to Rabobank

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HPD Lendscape, a secured finance technology vendor, recently announced that Rabobank, the second-largest bank in the Netherlands, has “welcomed their first clients to the secured lending solution Lendscape.” HPD Lendscape’s secured lending technology will “help Rabobank streamline its lending processes and support customers while allowing… Read More

Foley Represents Brazilian Fintech Nomad in $32M Round

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Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented Nomad, a Latin American Fintech firm that enables Brazilian consumers to maintain bank accounts in the United States, in its $32 million (R$160 million) financing. The Fintech company’s investment round was led by Stripe, followed by monashees, Spark Capital,… Read More

Fintech Firm Jifiti Welcomes David Chubak, Ex- Citi Retail Banking CEO, to Board

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Global white-labeled BNPL facilitator, Jifiti recently announced that David Chubak, former CEO of Citi Retail Banking in the US, has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. Chubak is one of the nation’s “most senior” retail bankers, having overseen Citi’s retail division that “operated 78 million… Read More

Blockchain Intelligence Group Appoints Kenneth A. Goodwin as Director of Regulatory, Institutional Affairs

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BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE:BIGG), owner of Blockchain Intelligence Group, a global cryptocurrency intelligence and compliance company, is pleased to announce “the appointment of Kenneth A. Goodwin, Jr. as the Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs.” Goodwin brings extensive experience in global banking and capital… Read More

Elwood Technologies Finalizes $70M Series A co-Led by Goldman Sachs, Dawn Capital

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Elwood Technologies, a platform providing “institutional-grade” access to digital asset markets and liquidity venues, recently announced it has “closed a $70 million Series A funding round.” The round was co-led by Europe‘s largest B2B investor Dawn Capital and global investment bank, Goldman Sachs. There was… Read More

Blockchain Education Platform Encode Club Secures $5M to Support Growth of Web3 Dev Community

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Encode Club, a Web3 education community with focuses on blockchain education, talent sourcing and venture investing, has completed a $5 million funding round that was led by Lemniscap and Galaxy Digital (TSX: GLXY). The investment round included participation from Dragonfly Ventures, Folius Ventures, not3Lau Capital, Ascensive… Read More

Edinburgh’s Payments Fintech Zumo Appoints Jonathan Sepulchre as Head of Growth

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Zumo, the Edinburgh-based crypto wallet and payments platform, recently appointed Jonathan Sepulchre to serve as Head of Growth, a newly-created function “to drive the next stage of the company’s development.” An experienced “growth leader” with a comprehensive background in digital marketing, Jonathan will work closely… Read More

Dublin based Regtech Fenergo Introduces Financial Crime Risk SaaS Solution

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Fenergo, the provider of digital solutions for Know Your Customer (KYC) and client lifecycle management (CLM), recently announced the launch of FinCrime Risk. This application programming interface (API)-first software as a service (SaaS) solution will “allow financial institutions to centralize and automate risk assessment processes… Read More

Venture Capital Funding to Irish Technology Firms Increased by 52% to Nearly €380M in Q1: Report

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Venture capital funding into Irish tech companies increased by 52% to €379.7 million in the first quarter of 2022, when compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published recently in association with William Fry…. Read More

Mercer Appoints Max Messervy as Head of Sustainable Investment, Americas

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Mercer, an international leader in “redefining” the world of work, “reshaping” retirement and investment outcomes, and “unlocking real health” and well-being, and a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), has “named Max Messervy Head of Sustainable Investment (SI), Americas.” Max will work across Mercer’s Investment… Read More

CBDCs: Nahmii to Work with Norges Bank on Central Bank Digital Currency Sandbox Project

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Nahmii AS are pleased to confirm that they have been chosen to work with Norges Bank (the central bank of Norway) on their upcoming experimental CBDC (central bank digital currency) sandbox project. This “prestigious” award confirms Nahmii AS’s position as “a global leader in the… Read More

Mindtree and Finastra to Provide Managed Services Payments Solutions in the Nordics, the UK, Ireland

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Mindtree (NSE: MINDTREE), a global tech services and digital transformation company, and Finastra, a financial technology provider, has announced a partnership to bring Finastra’s Fusion Payments To Go payments technology “to banks in the Nordics, the UK and Ireland, as a managed service.” As part… Read More

Payments Fintech Banking Circle Maintains Steady Growth Trajectory

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Banking Circle, the Payments Bank for the “new economy,” is reporting a “significant” uplift in its performance in 2021 as it continues “to help Payments businesses, Banks and Marketplaces access global cross-border payments, accounts and liquidity management that enables their business customers to transact more… Read More

Investor Platform Equito Introduces Crowdfunding Solution to Unlock Financing for SMEs

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Cryptix, the Fintech Web 3.0 venture builder, recently announced that it has received regulatory approval to launch Equito – which is described as “a fully regulated, all-in-one investor platform designed to unlock new financing channels for European start-ups and SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises).”… Read More

Temenos Appoints Roman Bartik as President for Americas

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Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN) recently announced the appointment of Roman Bartik as President Americas in order to accelerate and scale expansion in the region. Roman will be “responsible for all day-to-day operations, strategy and profitability in North and South America, effective immediately.” Roman joins the… Read More

Experian to Acquire Majority Stake in MOVA, a Fintech Providing Credit Assessment Tech

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Experian, the global information services company, is pleased to confirm that it has agreed to acquire MOVA Sociedade de Empréstimo entre Pessoas S.A., a Fintech in Brazil that helps equip any company, including non-banks, “with the expertise and technology to perform data-driven credit assessments of… Read More

Tide and Sage to Build End-to-End Accounting, Tax Solution for SMBs

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Tide, the United Kingdom’s business financial platform and Sage, a key player in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses, has announced the “launch of a complete end-to-end accounting and tax solution for small businesses.” In an effort to simplify business… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Signs Up “Lionesses” for its UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 National Sponsorship

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  Starling Bank has launched a campaign that “celebrates” women’s football as part of its national support of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament. The ‘Our Time’ campaign highlights the glass ceilings that continue “to be broken for the women’s game, while nodding to Starling’s… Read More

UK Fintech Griffin, a Banking as a Service Provider, Submits Application for Banking Authorization

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Griffin, a UK Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Fintech, recently announced the completion of a key step in its application for a banking license. Griffin has submitted its application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). John Weguelin, Griffin Chair, stated: “This is… Read More

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