Samantha Hurst

Barclaycard Announces Extension of Partnership With SAP to Include Payment Gateway Access

Barclaycard announced on Tuesday it had extended its partnership with SAP to include payment gateway access. Barclaycard, which is part of Barclays Bank UK PLC, claims to be a leading global payment business that helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and take payments flexibly,… Read More

Privacy-Focus Product Brand Kangaroo Now Seeking Funds Through Reg CF Campaign on Republic

  Kangaroo, a smart home security company, is now seeking funds through its regulation crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaign through funding platform Republic.  Founded in 2018, Kangaroo states its security systems have a singular aim of making the world safer. The company notes it wants to… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins International Banking Network IBOS

Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, announced on Wednesday it has joined the IBOS Association (IBOS), an international banking network.  According to Standard Chartered, the IBOS members collaborate to serve each other’s international clients in markets… Read More

Digital Asset Algorithmic Liquidity Provider Wintermute Secures $2.8 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led by Lightspeed Venture Partners

  Wintermute, an algorithmic liquidity provider for digital assets, announced on Tuesday it secured $2.8 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.  Founded in 2017, Wintermute claims to be a leading global market maker for digital assets. It… Read More

Binance Launches Fiat Gateway for 15 Currencies Through Etana Custody

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on Tuesday its new fiat gateway that provides deposit service for 15 fiat currencies through a partnership with Etana Custody. According to Binance, Etana Custody Ltd. is a secure, trusted, and high-performance third-party custodian of fiat and digital assets for institutional… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Swap Raises $3.3 Million Through Seed Round Led By ONEVC

Swap, a Brazil-based fintech startup, announced on Tuesday it raised $3.3 million through its Seed funding round, which was led by ONEVC with participation from  Global Founders Capital, Soma Capital, Brad Flora, a.b.seed Ventures, Flourish Ventures, Canary, Hustle Fund, Rhombuz VC and Patrick Sigrist. Founded in 2018 by Douglas Storf and Ury Rappaport, SWAP… Read More

UK Fintech Wagestream Secures £20 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Northzone

Wagestream, a UK-based fintech, announced on Tuesday it has secured £20 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Northzone with participation from Balderton Capital, QED Investors, LocalGlobe, Fair By Design, Jigsaw VC, and Village Global. Founded in 2018, Wagestream explains it… Read More

Overfunding: Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Quickly Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Campaign; Announces New Partnership With Judopay

Just days after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based mobile technology platform, Thyngs, has successfully secured its initial £200,000 funding target from nearly 240 Seedrs investors. Thyngs is offering 2.57% in equity at a £7,592,407 pre-money valuation.  As previously reported, Thyngs is… Read More

Chainalysis Announces Expansion of Series B Round to $49 Million With New Investment From Ribbit Capital & Sound Ventures

Blockchain security and analytics firm Chainalysis announced on Tuesday it raised an additional $13 million to expand its Series B round to $49 million with an investment from Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures.  Founded in 2014, Chainalysis claims it offers cryptocurrency investigation and compliance solutions to global law enforcement… Read More

EQIBank Introduces Global Secured Credit Card

Global digital banking group EQIBank announced on Tuesday the launch of its Global Secured Credit Card, which is now available for both corporate and private account holders.  “Booking flights, arranging hotel accommodation, and making purchases online is now so much easier regardless of where you… Read More

Digital Banking Group Penta Secures More Than €4 Million in New Funding

  Digital bank Penta announced on Tuesday it has more than €4 million in funding from new international investors. Penta reported that this second closing of its financing round increases the total investment of its Series B to more than €23 million. The new investors… Read More

ICICI Bank Milestone: Now Has One Million Users on WhatsUp Banking Platform

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced it has crossed a milestone of one million users on its WhatsApp banking platform. The bank reported it introduced banking services on WhatsApp three months ago to enable its retail customers to undertake a slew of banking requirements from… Read More

BitPay App Update: Now Supports Segwit, Dark Mode, & Manage Coinbase Wallet Capability

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay recently announced it has updated its mobile app to support Segwit as well as have dark mode available and the ability to directly among Coinbase wallets. “At BitPay, we constantly strive to improve our products and deliver you the best… Read More

Kraken Subsidiary & European Cryptocurrency Exchange Crypto Facilities Obtains Multilateral Trading Facility License from UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

Crypto Facilities, a subsidiary of Kraken and European cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Monday it has obtained a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Crypto Facilities reported with this new license, it will be able to expand its product range… Read More

Crypto Investor and Entrepreneur Brock Pierce Announces 2020 Candidacy For President Of The United States Of America

Iconoclastic crypto-preneur Brock Pierce announced on July 4th his candidacy for President of the United States, running as an Independent in the November 3, 2020 Presidential election.  Pierce took to Twitter to make the announcement. I, Brock Pierce, am running for President of the United States of… Read More

Celebrity Wine & Spirits Marketplace GrapeStars Now Seeking Funds Through Reg CF Campaign on Republic

GrapeStars, a marketplace where celebrities may promote their wine and spirits to followers, is now seeking funds through its Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaign on Republic. Founded in 2017, GrapeStars claims it is a one-of-a-kind online marketplace where celebrities can promote wine and spirits directly… Read More

Overfunding: Denmark-Based E-Bike Brand MATE.BIKE Quickly Surpasses €1 Million Funding Target Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Round

  Mate.Bike, a Denmark-based e-bike company, has quickly surpassed its initial €1 million equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Mate.Bike was founded by  siblings Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrøm Carton who wanted to disrupt the unhandy, granny, and expensive e-bike market by… Read More

HIVE Blockchain Announces Continuous Increase of Bitcoin Mining Power Through Additional Purchase of Next Generation Miners for Green Energy

  HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V: HIVE) (OTCQX: HVBTF) announced on Monday it has ordered 200 Bitmain Antminer S17e 60 Terahash per second (TH/s) SHA 256 mining machines as it continues to scale up to next-generation mining power at its green energy-powered bitcoin mining operation… Read More

Alternative Banking, Payments, & Processing Provider Contis Launches “Quick Migration” to Support Wirecard Customers

Contis Group, an alternative banking, payments, and processing provider, announced on Friday it has launched “quick migration” in order to support Wirecard customers. The launch of the quick migration processing comes less than a month after Wirecard filed for bankruptcy last week following the announcement… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Launches Over-the-Counter Paper Trading

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Friday it is now offering over-the-counter (OTC) paper trading on its platform. According to Bitfinex, paper trading is a new feature that is available on sub-accounts and enables users to test strategies and trade Bitcoin in a simulated market… Read More

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