Coinbase Grows with Acquisition of Paradex by JD Alois

House Financial Services Subcommittee: Representative Sherman Tells SEC to Shut All ICOs Down, Representative Emmer Sees “Real Opportunity” with Crypto

Last week, while New York City saw thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts discuss the benefits of digital assets and blockchain, a House Financial Services subcommittee reviewed initial coin offerings with the leaders of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division. The Congressional Hearing provided a… Read More

Swiss Fintech Avaloq Onboards Deutsche Bank Luxembourg

Avaloq, an international fintech providing services and digital solutions to banks and wealth managers, announced on Thursday that Deutsche Bank Luxembourg has adopted its Avaloq Banking Suite. According to Avaloq, more than 150 customers and wealth managers manage $4 trillion in assets with Avaloq, helping everyone from… Read More

VersaPay Forms New Partnership With First Data To Offer Global Payment Processing

VersaPay (TSXV: VPY),  a provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice presentment and payment, automated accounts receivable, cash application and collections management, announced on Friday it has entered into a Global Payments Facilitator partnership with First Data. According to VersaPay, First Data serves over 6 million customers… Read More

Paypal CFO Talks Venmo Mobile App and Says Paypal Will Transmit Crypto “If it Stabilizes”

After a fairly flat quarter of stock performance in Q1 2018, PayPal CFO John Rainey sat down with CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer last week to discuss growth of the company, plans for its mobile payment app Venmo and the possibility of enabling crypto… Read More

Draft Legislation Circulates that Would Create a “Federal Financial Institutions Technology Council”

Potential legislation is currently being circulated that may create a new Fintech Council to advocate on behalf of innovation in the financial services industry. The bill, entitled the “Financial Technology Act,” would mandate the creation of a “Federal Financial Technology Council.” (FFITC) As the language… Read More

GOAL! Stryking Blockchain Plans STRYKZ GBX Token Sale & Celebrates Recent Awards

Stryking Entertainment GmbH will host its upcoming STRYKZ Token Sale Event in collaboration with the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX). Stryking will be among the first companies to issue a token through the GBX GRID, with the token being listed on the GBX Exchange after the… Read More

Visa Announces Strategic Investment in Mobile Payments Platform YellowPepper; Seeks to Accelerate Adoption of Mobile Payments & Tokenization in Latin America

Visa (NYSE: V) announced on Thursday it has made a strategic investment in YellowPepper, a mobile payments platform in Latin America, to help accelerate innovation in digital payment technology. Visa reported that this is the first of its kind for the credit card giant in… Read More

New Robo.cash P2P Lending & Millennials Research & 4M€ Milestone

Alternative lending observes a continuously increasing number of Millennials and Generation Z, according to the Latvian P2P platform Robo.cash. This growth is supported by the interest of young investors in a “simple and comfortable source of additional income” and the positive experience gained at the… Read More

Revolut Adds XRP & Bitcoin Cash: Offering “Frictionless” Cryptocurrency Exposure to Mainstream Population

Earlier this week Digital challenger bank Revolut asked customers to help name its new and exclusive metal card. Now the maverick platform has moved again from metal to crypto: Revolut customers can buy, hold and sell two more cryptocurrencies instantly within the app. In December last year,… Read More

ADGM Signs MOU with AFSA-AIFC: Bolstering Abu Dhabi and Kazakhstan Financial Market Growth

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Astana Financial Service Authority of Astana International Financial Centre (AFSA-AIFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Annual Conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) held in… Read More