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Fintech Startup EarnUp Surpasses $10 Billion in Loans Manage Platform

EarnUp, a fintech startup that offers a consumer-first platform for automating loan payments, announced on Wednesday it has surpassed $10 billion in loans managed through its platform.  Launched in 2017, EarnUp Revealed it is looking to help consumers stay on track in making loan payments… Read More

Overfunding: Kokoon Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Intelligent headphone creator Kokoon has successfully secured its initial £1 million equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The funding round was launched earlier this spring and has attracted more than 400 investors. Kokoon describes itself as a digital platform helping people better use audio to help… Read More

Bitfinex Lists OKEx Native Token “OKB” & OKLink Stablecoin “USDK”

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced on Wednesday the listing of its native token, OKB, on another leading cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex. Bitfinex will also list USDK, which is a stablecoin co-developed by OKLink, a blockchain technology company, and Prime Trust. “Empowering OKEx’s ecosystem, OKB allows OKEx users… Read More

Global Healthcare Platform MintHealth Partners With KoreConX to Use Digital Securities Protocol

KoreConX announced on Wednesday that MintHealth, a global health platform, has chosen the KoreProtocol as its official protocol to be used in its Digital Securities Offering. According to KoreConX, MintHealth is a global, decentralized health platform that aligns healthcare stakeholders around the shared goal of… Read More

Klara Expansion: Announces Second UK Office in Central Manchester

Payment processing brand Klarna announced on Wednesday the expansion of its UK operations with a new office located in Manchester. According to Klarna, the new office will open in Summer 2019 and will be located at the Old Granada Studios, which is a payments and… Read More

Ripple Partner PXP Financial Teams Up with MoneyNetint to Enable Cross Border Payments Processing

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PXP Financial, a Ripple partner and global payments company that is delivering acquiring solutions built by merchants for merchants, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with borderless commerce company MoneyNetint to provide cross-border payment processing in the U.S. and EU. MoneyNetint currently offers… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Crypto.com Announces DASH Listing

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Tuesday it has listed DASH to its Wallet & Card App. DASH joins a growing list of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins on the Crypto.com platform, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, TrueUSD (TUSD), PAXOS (PAX), and… Read More

Visa Launches New Cross-Border B2B Payments Network

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced on Tuesday the commercial launch of its new B2B Connect network. According to Visa, the platform was created to give financial institutions an ability to quickly and securely process high-value corporate cross-border payments globally. The Visa B2B Connect launch will… Read More

Amazon Reportedly Teams Up With Synchrony Financial to Launch New Credit Card For Those With Credit Struggles

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly teamed up with Synchrony Financial to launch its new credit card. According to CNBC, the program, Amazon Credit Builder, lends to shoppers with no credit history or bad credit, who would otherwise be exempt from Amazon’s loyalty cards. Tom Quindlen,… Read More

Crypto Lender Celsius Network Lists CEL Token on Liquid

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Tuesday it has listed its CEL Token on cryptocurrency exchange platform, Liquid.com. Celsius reported that it chose to list on Liquid as it is claimed to be one of the top ten global exchanges for… Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Secures $100 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led by Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund

U.S. fintech Brex announced on Tuesday it secured $100 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund. This round of investment comes just a couple of months after Brex received $100 million debt capital investment from Barclays Investment… Read More

PayU Announces Acquisition of Turkish Digital Payments Provider iyzico

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Just a couple months after acquiring digital payments company, Wibmo, global online payment service provider PayU has now acquired Turkish digital payments provider, iyzico, for $165 million. PayU reported that the acquisition adds to the more than $500 million that the company has deployed across… Read More

Ripple Continues South American Expansion By Launching Operations in Brazil

Ripple, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced on Tuesday it is expanding its South America footprint by opening operations in Brazil. As part of the new location’s launch, Ripple reported it is bringing on Luiz Antonio Sacco as managing director to drive strategy… Read More

Telegram Open Network Token “Gram” Being Offered Through Upcoming Public Token Sale on Crypto Exchange Liquid.com

Global cryptocurrency exchange Liquid.com announced on Tuesday it has been selected by Gram Asia, the largest holder of Grams from Asia, to lead the upcoming public sale of Telegram Open Network (TON). According to Liquid.com, Gram is the native token of TON Blockchain, a decentralized network… Read More

TokenMarket Receives Approval From FCA to Run Security Token Offering in Regulatory Sandbox

TokenMarket, a UK-based global investment platform, announced on Monday it has received approval from the FCA to run its Security Token Offering (STO) in the regulatory sandbox. According to TokenMarket, the offering is being conducted under existing UK crowdfunding rules, allow for up to €8 million… Read More

Digital Banking Services VeriTran Announces U.S. Expansion

VeriTran, a company that is looking to transform digital banking through its low-code platform, announced last week its official business expansion into the U.S with the opening of its Miami, Florida and New York offices. Founded in 2005, the company reported that its low-code platform… Read More

Coinbase Update: Customers May Now Earn DAI By Watching Lessons/Completing Quizzes About DAI & Features

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase announced on Monday that customers around the world can start earning DAI by watching lessons and completing quizzes about DAI and its features. According to Coinbase, DAI is the first stablecoin to be made available through Coinbase Earn. “According to the DAI whitepaper, DAI is… Read More

U.S. Fintech Alkami Secures $55 Million Through Series E Funding Round Led By General Atlantic

Alkami, a U.S.-based fintech, announced on Monday it secured $55 million through its Series E funding round, which was led by led by General Atlantic with participation from existing investors, including S3 Ventures and Argonaut Private Equity. As previously reported, Alkami was founded in 2009… Read More

LendInvest Completes £259 Million Securitization Transaction

LendInvest, a UK-based online marketplace for mortgages, announced on Monday it has securitized £259 million of UK prime Buy-to-Let mortgage loans in an oversubscribed RMBS transaction. LendInvest claims it is the UK’s first marketplace platform to securitise its own assets and the securitization received an… Read More

Western Union Teams Up With Techstars to Launch First Accelerator Class

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The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a cross-border, cross-currency money platform, announced on Monday it teamed up with Techstars to launch the first class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars. According to Western Union, the class roster of 10 early-stage companies reflects a… Read More

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