Omar Faridi

Global Enterprise Software Firm R3’s Development Fund Reaches $10M in Capital Deployed to Blockchain Startups

Global enterprise software company R3’s Development Fund has reportedy reached the milestone of $10 million in capital deployed “across over 30 investments in more than 20 of the most promising early-stage blockchain and confidential computing companies,” according to a release shared with CI. As noted… Read More

UK Fintech 3s.Money, a Banking Challenger that Helps Corporates with Managing Fund Transfers, Secures £3M in Capital

UK-based 3s.money, a startup that assists corporates with accepting and managing their bank transfers in foreign markets, has reached a £40 million valuation following a £3 million Series B round that was led by TMT Investments. As stated on 3s.money’s website: “3S Money is a… Read More

Digital Asset, Developer of DAML Multi-Party App Platform, Secures Over $120M via Series D from 7RIDGE, Eldrdige

Digital Asset, the developers of the Daml multi-party application platform, revealed on Wednesday (April 21, 2021) that they have secured more than $120 million in capital through a Series D funding round from 7RIDGE and Eldridge. As stated in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider:… Read More

OakNorth Reportedly Entered into Deals with Capital One, Fifth Third Bank

OakNorth has reportedly entered into software deals with US banking institutions Capital One and Fifth Third, according to a report from BI. OakNorth has managed to onboard two new clients for its credit intelligence product offering. Capital One and Fifth Third Bank will be using… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk Finalizes $20M Series A Round led by QED Investors, with Contributions from Earlybird VC Fund

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a company focused on developing the “financial system of tomorrow” that combines credit cards, payments, and expenses into “one experience,” has revealed that they’ve closed a $20 million Series A financing round. The firm’s management noted on April 20, 2021, that this… Read More

London based Clear Junction, a Payments Solution Provider, to Offer Banking Solutions to Gibraltar’s Turicum Private Bank

London-based Clear Junction, a global payments solution provider, revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it’s offering banking and payments solutions to Turicum Private Bank, with a key focus on handling real-time payments in GBP and EUR. Turicum Private Bank is a privately-owned banking institution… Read More

UK’s Digital Banking Unicorn Starling May Acquire Another Lender, CEO Anne Boden Reveals During UK Fintech Week

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling‘s CEO Anne Boden has revealed that the Fintech Unicorn is now well-positioned to acquire another lender. Boden also noted that there’s not a significant requirement for technology visas since the UK has the required talent. Starling, which has strategic funding… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront Launches “Final Set of Features” for First Version of “Self-Driving Money”

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it has launched the “final set of features” that make up the first version of Self-Driving Money™. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the firm’s “relentless” focus on automation has led… Read More

Insurtech: Lemonade, Powered by AI and Behavioral Economics, Is Readying its “Lemonade Car” for Launch Within a Year

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), the insurance firm that’s powered by AI and behavioral economics, announced on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it’s “readying ‘Lemonade Car’ for launch within the year.” As mentioned in a release shared with CI, early registration is “now open at www.lemonade.com/car.” The announcement further… Read More

Coinbase Pro Adds New Order Books for Basic Attention Token (BAT), Cardano (ADA), Decentraland (MANA), USDC

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Coinbase Pro will be adding support for new order books for several major digital assets including the Basic Attention Token (BAT), Cardano (ADA), Decentraland (MANA) and USDC (USDC). As noted in a blog post by the digital assets firm, the… Read More

London based CoinShares, a Leading Digital Asset Manager, Reveals XRP Recently Saw Inflows of $33M, Almost Doubling its AUM

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (April 19, 2021) that inflows into digital asset investment… Read More

Credit Kudos Chosen by Fintech Curve for its Upcoming Credit Product

London-based Credit Kudos, the challenger credit reference agency and Open Banking solution provider, revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it has been chosen as the Open Banking provider for Curve, the Fintech company that aims to bring your cards into one smart card and… Read More

London based FintechOS, which Empowers Banks and Insurers to become “Future-Ready,” Secures $60M via Series B Round led by Draper Esprit

London-based Fintech FintechOS, which aims to empower banks and insurers to become “future-ready,” revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it has secured $60 million in capital through a Series B round that was led by Draper Esprit. FintechOS’ management noted: “FintechOS the global technology… Read More

Board of Abu Dhabi Global Market Approves Formation of ADGM Authority, Will be Led by Financial Services Veteran Mark Nicholas Cutis

The Board of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial center located in Abu Dhabi, has reportedly approved the formation of the ADGM Authority. ADGM Authority is expected to be led by Mark Nicholas Cutis, who will be serving as the organization’s Chief Executive…. Read More

Indian Fintech Razorpay Secures $160M in Funding from GIC, Sequoia, Ribbit Capital, Matrix Partners

Indian neobank Razorpay notes that it’s been a challenging time for people across the globe. COVID-19 has disrupted lives in many different ways, the company adds in a recent blog post. Razorpay points out that with over a year since the first lockdown, Indian businesses… Read More

Morocco Is Now Home to Many Fintech Services, Crowdfunding, Lending, Advanced Data Analytics Platforms: Report

Morocco is reportedly one of the most prominent Fintech hubs in the MENA region, as it’s currently home to approximately 13% of around 400 regional Fintech businesses, according to research carried out by financial inclusion supporter Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). The report,… Read More

CBDCs: China to Expand Digital Yuan Pilot Program into other Cities, but No Confirmed Date for Official Virtual Currency Launch

China is reportedly expanding its virtual yuan experiments to more local cities, however, there’s no exact timetable for its official launch, central bank Vice Governor Li Bo stated during an annual meeting on Sunday (April 18, 2021) of both Chinese and foreign policymakers, senior executives… Read More

Pakistan to Conduct Research on Developing its own Central Bank Digital Currency to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion

Pakistan is reportedly planning to carry out studies in order to potentially launch a State-backed virtual currency so that it can enhance its existing banking system, enable greater financial inclusion, and also ensure that illicit activtiies such as money laundering are not being carried out… Read More

South Korea to Introduce Updated Crypto Regulations due to Investors Engaging in Trading Activities with Investors, Platforms in Other Nations

Financial regulators in South Korea are reportedly discussing the launch of an updated regulatory framework for overseas remittances made by investors. These traders are allegedly trying to make huge profits by capitalizing on Bitcoin price gaps found on different cryptocurrency exchanges based in Korea and… Read More

DeFi Needs a More Reliable Credit Scoring System According to Blockchain Platform Ontology Founder Li Jun

Decentralized finance (DeFi) requires a more reliable credit scoring system, however, we need to be cautious, according to Ontology (ONT) Founder, Li Jun. Jun explains that credit scores have been “a cornerstone of risk evaluation in the global banking systems for decades.” He adds that… Read More

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