Samantha Hurst

IOTA Forms New Partnership With Digital Food Safety Management Company Primority

IOTA Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology and permissionless ecosystem development, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Primority, a digital food safety management company that helps food product manufacturers monitor food safety in food supply chains, to development of a… Read More

Overfunding: Fullgreen Surpasses £600,000 Funding Target Through Latest Crowdcube Round

Just days after launching its latest equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube, Cauli Rice, under its brand name Fullgreen, has successfully secured its initial £600,000 from more than 275 investors. The company is now offering 2.83% equity with a pre-valuation of £21 million. As previously reported,… Read More

Coinbase Unveils Real Time Price Alerts For Mobile App

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Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Thursday it was introducing real-time price alerts for any cryptocurrency through the Coinbase mobile app. The new feature will automatically find out when the market moves on the crypto users care about most  without the need to go check… Read More

PwC Launches Auditing Crypto Transactions Tool

PwC announced on Thursday the launch of its solution, Halo, for cryptocurrency auditing. According to PwC the Halo solution can provide independent, substantive evidence of the “private key and public address pairing.” Halo can also securely interrogate the blockchain to independently and reliably gather corroborating… Read More

Plaid Launches “Investment” Product that Enables Developers, Fintech Apps, & Financial Institutions to Create Detailed Views of Customer Investments

Plaid, a U.S.-based fintech startup, announced on Thursday the launch of its new product, Investment, which enables developers, fintech apps, and financial institutions to create detailed views of customer investments. According to Plaid, Investments allows customers with financial data to inform a consumer’s understanding and… Read More

UK Fintech Nutmeg Launches Crowdcube Round & Quickly Secures More Than £2.5 Million in Funding

UK-based fintech firm Nutmeg has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round quickly secured its £1 million funding target and has now nearing £2.6 million from over 1000 investors. Nutmeg claims to be the UK’s first online “discretionary investment management company.” The… Read More

Overfunding: Commuter Club’s Latest Seedrs Round Surpasses £1.85 Million Funding Target

Less than two years after raising £2,520,439 through its previous Seedrs round, CommunterClub has launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign and surpassed its initial £1,850,000 funding target. The company is currently offering 10.92% equity with a £15,089,864 pre-round valuation. As previously reported, the company was… Read More

FinTech Australia Introduces New Membership Structure

FinTech Australia, the leading advocacy group for financial innovation in Australia, announced on Wednesday the new membership structure of its platform. The organization revealed it has been structured to offer maximum value to our members and at the same time, empower us to do more… Read More

Crypto Lender Celsius Network Announces Acquisition of BSave

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Thursday it has acquired BSave, a digital platform that provides earned interest income on cryptocurrency.  Celsius reported that as part of the acquisition, it will now have access to the yield generating algorithms originally developed… Read More

Monzo Addresses Bank Transfer Errors & How the Digital Bank Platform is Preventing Future Issues

UK challenger bank Monzo addressed recent issues concerning its bank transfer services. The digital banking platform reported that on May 30th, around a quarter of bank transfers into Monzo accounts were failing or delayed by several hours and bank transfers from the Monzo accounts were… Read More

Equifax Announces New Partnership With Fintech Sandbox to Provide Access to Consumer & Commercial Data to Startups

Equifax announced on Thursday it has joined forces with FinTech Sandbox to help startups access consumer and commercial data from the Equifax platform. Participating startups pay no fees and no equity is taken. Equifax reported: “In addition to data, Equifax will give analytical support to… Read More

Nordea Partners With Fidesmo Pay to Bring Service to Swedish Mastercard Holders

Nordea Bank and Fidesmo announced on Thursday they are offering Fidesmo Pay to Nordea Mastercard holders in Sweden. According to the duo, Fidesmo Pay will be available for all customers with the bank’s Mastercard. The companies also revealed: “Wearables that connect with Fidesmo, provided by… Read More

Overfunding: Italian Cryptocurrency Exchange Young Platform Surpasses €500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange platform, Young Platform, has successfully secured its initial €500,000 funding target. As previously reported, Young Platform is on a mission to make crypto accessible for everyone. The platform further explained: “Our first… Read More

Bitcoin Tech Platform Bitrefell Secures $2 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round Led By Coin Ninja

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Bitrefell, a company that provides digital gift cards and mobile airtime refills to 170 countries using Bitcoin technologies, recently announced it secured $2 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by  Coin Ninja, with participation from Charlie Lee, Fulgur Ventures, and Bnktothefuture. Founded in2014,… Read More

Wirecard Releases New Palm Scanner to Drive Smart Biometrics

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Wednesday the launch of its new palm scanner. According to Wirecard, the new prototype will expand the company’s portfolio in the area of biometric payments and claims it will enable fast, convenient payments without any… Read More

Xero Teams Up With Stripe to Offer Seamless Payments to Small Businesses

Xero (ASX: XRO), a global small business platform, announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with Stripe to provide seamless payments to millions of small businesses. Xero reported that the partnership will enable new payments experiences that are more seamless and efficient for small business… Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Teams Up With Science Exchange to Offer Biotech Incentives

Science Exchange, a technology platform that is used by research organizations to order and manage outsourced R&D services, announced a strategic partnership with U.S. fintech, Brex. According to Science Exchange, the new partnership will see Brex offer biotech incentives. While sharing more details about the… Read More

PINTEC Announces Expansion of Partnership With Insurtech 1an For Overseas Accident Insurance Package

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Wednesday it has extended its partnership with  1an.com, an insurtech company based in Shenzhen, to offer overseas accidental insurance package. PINTEC reported it provides 1an with insurance brokerage solutions and has developed customized overseas accident insurance… Read More

Rental Data Provider CreditLadder Now Seeking £600,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

CreditLadder, a UK-based rental data provider, is now seeking £600,000 through its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. Launched in 2016, CreditLadder claims to be the first and biggest private rental data reporter in the UK with backing from HM Treasury. Through its platform, Tenants may use… Read More

Ripple Announces New Strategic Partnership & $50 Million Stake With Money Transfer Service MoneyGram

Ripple, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced it has formed a new strategic partnership with money transfer service, MoneyGram. Ripple has also taken a $50 million stake in MoneyGram in a push to deploy XRP. Ripple reported that through the new collaboration,… Read More

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