Omar Faridi

Polish-British Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which Helps Employees Maintain Financial Wellbeing, Secures $6.3 Million in Seed Funding

Polish-British Fintech firm Symmetrical.ai, which provides “salary on-demand” services and other products to help people manage their finances, has secured €5.6 million (appr. $6.3 million) in seed funding, in order to bring “ethical” finance to employees. Maintaining financial wellbeing by effectively managing one’s finances remains… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Investor, BRI Ventures’ CEO Says Digital Tech Investments Now Focused on Sustainable Growth Initiatives

Digital technology startups need venture capital or some other type of reliable funding to grow and expand their operations. Several foreign investors have been supporting Indonesian startups which are a critical part of the trillion-dollar economy. Investors have been investing in selected qualified Indonesian start-ups,… Read More

Manila in the Philippines Ranked Among Top Global Startup Ecosystems, with Fintech and Digital Commerce Leading the Way: Report

Manila has been ranked among the top 40 emerging startup ecosystems in the world, according to a new report. While neighboring Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia are higher up on the list, the Philippines has seen steady growth and development in its… Read More

Fintech Startup Ecosystem in Bahrain Ranked Among the Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Middle East: Report

The Fintech startup ecosystem in Bahrain has been ranked among the highest in the Middle East region. The sector is also ranked near the top in terms of Islamic finance regulation, according to Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2020. The Central Bank of… Read More

Building Cities Beyond (BCB) Blockchain Introduces $15 Million Grant for Projects Using BCB Protocol, will Also Assist Game Devs

Building Cities Beyond (BCB) Blockchain has introduced its BCB Innovation Grant. The Singapore-headquartered distributed ledger technology (DLT) developers are focused on supporting various smart city solutions. As first reported by Singapore Fintech News, BCB Blockchain confirmed that it will be awarding $15 million in grant… Read More

Open Banking and Regtech Firm Railsbank Gains Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as New Client

UK-based Railsbank, an Open Banking and Regtech solution provider, revealed on June 29, 2020, that it has gained Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as a new client. Statrys offers digital business accounts, advanced payment options, and forex solutions for SMEs based in Asia. It provides convenient… Read More

Bitcoin Expert Andreas Antonopoulos Acknowledges that Ethereum based DeFi Protocols can be used to Earn Passive Income

Bitcoin and distributed systems expert Andreas Antonopoulos recently acknowledged that decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms allow users to earn passively by using their cryptocurrency holdings. Antonopoulos, who mainly supports developments related to the Bitcoin (BTC) protocol, argued that DeFi is one of the few ways to… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange Introduces Corporate Accounts with Enhanced Security and Improved Accounting Features

The Hong Kong operated Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, is introducing a program that will reportedly offer special benefits to corporate clients – which may include improved security and accounting services. As mentioned on BitMEX’s website: “The BitMEX Corporate… Read More

Binance Performs Massive Upgrade, Crypto Trading Engine Now 10x Faster, As Devs Rewrite Platform’s Source Code

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange that’s now averaging more than $11 billion in global crypto trading volume, claims that it has recently completed its largest system-wide upgrade ever. According to Binance, the major update was finalized on June 28, 2020. Changpeng Zhao (“CZ”),… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise and Digital Bank N26 Now Helping Consumers in Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines with Fast, Cheap Cross-Border Payments

UK-based Fintech TransferWise says its partnership with digital bank N26 continues to grow, with the money transfer service now helping the challenger’s customers to send funds to even more countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, among others. As mentioned on the Fintech firm’s website:… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound’s COMP Tokens Now Supported by Coinbase Earn

DeFi protocol Compound’s native COMP token is now available on Coinbase Earn, a platform that allows users to earn cryptocurrency while they learn about how digital assets and blockchain tech work. Coinbase Earn allows users to earn many different crypto-assets including EOS, stablecoin Dai, and… Read More

Calgary based Fintech Helcim Introduces Comprehensive Payments Platform to Help SMEs Process Digital Transactions

Calgary-based Fintech firm Helcim has developed and introduced a comprehensive platform to help companies accept payments and conduct business online. Helcim claims that there has been a significant increase in sales. The Canadian Fintech also noted that it will waive monthly fees for using the… Read More

There are Now 127 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on June 26, 2020 that there are now at least 127 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide a Shariah-compliant product. IFN says that it will soon… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Marketplace Paxful Overtakes LocalBitcoins in BTC Trading Volume, Considered One of the Safest Exchanges by Chainalysis

Paxful, a leading and fast-growing peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace, recently overtook  LocalBitcoins in weekly global BTC trading volume. Paxful users reportedly traded almost $39.8 million worth of Bitcoin (globally) during the week that ended June 6, 2020. Meanwhile, LocalBitcoins reported around $39.5 million… Read More

CapitalStackers, a P2P Lending Platform focused on Real Estate Finance, Repays Over $1.7 Million to Investors

UK-based CapitalStackers, a peer to peer (P2P) lending platform focused on real estate finance, has reportedly repaid £1.4 million (appr. $1.7 million) to investors, despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. CapitalStackers confirmed that it’s planning to introduce an Innovative Finance… Read More

UK’s Funding Xchange Partners Enterprise Nation to Apply for Government Funding that Supports Business Banking Sector

UK’s Funding Xchange (FXE), a Fintech that helps people and organizations find suitable business loans and funding options from its marketplace of more than 45 established lenders, is teaming up with Enterprise Nation, a UK-based community of SMBs and advisers that aim to provide a… Read More

Biometrics and Facial Recognition ID Solution Provider IDEMIA Launches Eco-Friendly Payment Card with Treezor and French Fintech OnlyOne

France’s IDEMIA, a global company focused on providing security and identity solutions, including facial recognition systems and related biometric ID verification services (with over $3 billion in yearly revenue), and Treezor have launched an eco-friendly payment card by Onlyone, a French Fintech company. The announcement… Read More

US based Core Scientific, a Blockchain Hosting Provider, to Acquire 17,595 Antminer S19 Bitcoin Mining Machines from Bitmain

Core Scientific, a US-based blockchain hosting provider, has teamed up with Bitmain Technologies Inc., a leading Bitcoin (BTC) mining equipment manufacturer, in order to facilitate the purchase of 17,595 units of cryptocurrency mining machines “on behalf of its growing list of hosting clients” and other… Read More

Fintech Lanistar, an Alternative Financing Services Provider, to use Jumio’s Biometric ID Verfication for Digital Onboarding

Fintech firm Lanistar, an alternative financial services provider, has reportedly chosen Jumio’s biometric ID verification technology to complete its customer onboarding process. Lanistar is planning to use Jumio’s software when it launches a polymorphic debit card later this year. The digital ID verification solution will… Read More

Arif Amiri, CEO at Dubai International Financial Center, Confirms there are Over 160 Fintechs it’s Support to “Drive Sustainable Growth”

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Dubai is consistently ranked among the world’s leading Fintech hubs. Fintechs in Dubai have been supported by the UAE (United Arab Emirates) government which has introduced many progressive policies and regulations. In statements shared with the Khaleej Times, Arif Amiri, CEO at the Dubai International… Read More

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