Omar Faridi

Digital Banking: Australia’s Tyro Payments Reports that its Transaction Volumes are Steadily Increasing During Coronavirus Outbreak

Sydney-based Tyro Payments (ASX: TYR), an Australian Fintech institution that specializes in merchant credit, debit and EFTPOS acquiring, reports that its transaction volumes during the past three weeks have been steadily increasing. Tyro Payments notes that from March 1 to March 20, there was a… Read More

UK-based Capitalise.com Is Offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Applications to Allow Firms to Obtain Government-backed Loans

UK-headquartered Capitalise.com is offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) applications, which will allow small business owners to obtain government-backed loans (if approved). Capitalise.com noted that it aims to assist businesses by giving them access to funding which  they may require to “confidently navigate this… Read More

Block.one Invests $150 Million in Voice, a Blockchain-based Social News Platform

Block.one, a Cayman Islands-registered firm that developed EOS, a leading platform for creating decentralized applications (dApps), has been working on a new blockchain-enabled social media platform, called Voice, for more than a year. Block.one reports that it has invested $150 million in Voice, which was… Read More

Ripple Donates $200,000 to Tipping Point Emergency Response Fund and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

San Francisco-based Fintech Ripple has announced that it will be donating $200,000 to two different non-profit entities. The donations have been made to help combat and prevent the further spread of the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19). There are now over 532,000 reported coronavirus… Read More

Fintech: Lanistar, an Alternative Financial Services Company, Officially Launches After Securing £2 Million in Seed Funding

Lanistar, a new challenger bank, has officially launched its platform after acquiring £2 million in seed funding. Based in Hammersmith, Lanistar reportedly has 45 full-time workers on its payroll. The digital bank plans to add 150 more staff members. The neobank has been founded by… Read More

Compliant Digital Securities Platform Securitize Says it’s Well-Positioned to Deal with Coronavirus Outbreak

Securitize, a platform for the issuance and management of compliant, blockchain-based digital securities, has noted that it wants to reassure the Securitize community that it is “well-positioned to weather these challenging conditions with nominal disruption.” Securitize’s statements have come in response to the deadly coronavirus… Read More

Fintech Raisin Launches its First Cooperation in the Private Banking Sector, with German Financial Service Provider, Hauck & Aufhäuser

Germany’s private banking customers who have an account with Bankhaus Hauck & Aufhäuser will now be able to access various third-party deposit products that are being offered through a partnership with Fintech firm Raisin’s German deposits platform (www.WeltSparen.de). According to a release, Hauck & Aufhäuser… Read More

Online Lending Platform Trade Ledger Forms Fintech Taskforce with Wiserfunding, Nimbla, NorthRow

Trade Ledger, an online lending platform; Wiserfunding, a digital credit scoring platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); Nimbla, a trade credit insurance provider; and NorthRow, a remote client onboarding platform have formed a Fintech taskforce. The taskforce aims to offer an origination and underwriting… Read More

European Authorities to Temporarily Relax MiFID II Financial Regulations for Recording Customer Phone Conversations

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced large numbers of professionals to work from home. Europe’s regulatory authorities have decided to temporarily relax MiFID II rules, which may apply when recording telephone conversations. MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is a legislative framework introduced by… Read More

Delta Capita, a Financial Services Consulting Firm, Acquires $50 Million in Capital from Prytek Holdings

Delta Capita, a financial services consulting company, has acquired $50 million in capital from Prytek Holdings, a Singapore-based venture capital firm. As noted on Delta Capita’s official website: “We work with the world’s [largest] financial institutions to help them comply with regulations, simplify operations, reduce… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Explains Why Firm’s MOVE Contracts Will Benefit Crypto Industry

Delta Exchange, a crypto asset derivatives exchange, reports that it has maintained a stable monthly trading volume of $400-$500 million. Delta Exchange’s management revealed on March 3, 2020, that they’re introducing their options products, including BTC-MOVE and ETH-MOVE contracts. Delta Exchange is reportedly the first… Read More

Citi Increases Equity Stake in komgo, an Ethereum-powered Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Trade Financing

New York-based Citi, an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation with over $1.9 trillion in total assets, has reportedly increased its equity stake in komgo, a company that’s developing an Ethereum (ETH)-powered enterprise blockchain platform for trade financing. Citi confirmed that it began… Read More

DeFi: Maker Foundation to Hand Over Governance, via Smart Contract, to MakerDAO’s MKR Token Holders

The Maker Foundation, an organization that supports the ongoing development of MakerDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that operates an Ethereum-based lending system, has decided to hand over governance (through a smart contract) to MKR token holders. The Maker Foundation said the decision was the initiative’s… Read More

Digital Bank: Singapore-based Fintech MatchMove Partners with Singapura Finance to Apply for Virtual Bank License

Singapore-based Fintech company MatchMove has partnered with local finance firm, Singapura Finance Ltd., and two others, in order to apply for a virtual banking license in the city-state. The MatchMove-led consortium is the most recent group to reveal that it has filed an application for… Read More

Contactless Payments: National Payment Corporation of India Requests Locals to Perform Digital Transactions to Reduce Physical Contact During Coronavirus Outbreak

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), a local, non-profit umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in the country, has requested the nation’s residents to make digital payments in order to reduce physical contact during the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The NPCI,… Read More

Sold Out: High-throughput Blockchain Project Solana Secures $1.76 Million in Funding via Offering on CoinList

Solana, a high-throughput distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based platform that’s reportedly handling between 50,000-65,000 transactions per second, has secured $1.76 million in funding through its launch auction on CoinList, a compliant platform for crypto asset firms to conduct their token sales. Solana has now raised a… Read More

DeFi: Coinbase Wallet Integrates Platform with Decentralized Finance Apps to Allow Users to Issue Loans in Crypto and Keep Track of Interest Earned

Coinbase Wallet has integrated its platform with decentralized finance (DeFi) apps in order to allow customers to issue loans in digital assets and keep track of the interest growth directly from their digital wallets. Coinbase Wallet users have been allocating millions of dollars into DeFi… Read More

Cryptocurrency Lender Nexo Introduces PAX Gold Credit Line for Retail Investors

Digital asset lender Nexo has introduced a PAX Gold (PAXG) credit line for retail clients. Nexo’s management noted that it will allow all investors to use the PAXG token as a collateral option. This offering was only available for the company’s institutional clients. PAXG is… Read More

Majority of European SMEs are Still Working with Traditional Financial Service Providers, New Report Reveals

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to prefer and work with traditional financial service providers, even though there are now many new digital-first businesses. This, according to Revolut Business, which has published a report, titled “2020 Vision: Taking a closer look at antiquated banking… Read More

Fintech Xalles Holdings, which Uses Blockchain for Financial Reconciliation, to Acquire Tech Firm, MinervaWorks

Xalles, a Fintech holding firm that uses blockchain technology for payment auditing and financial reconciliation, has revealed that it has entered a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of MinervaWorks, an Atlanta-based tech company. The transaction will be finalized on March 31, 2020. Following the… Read More

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