UK based TokenMarket Plans £10 Million Security Token Offering While Participating in FCA Fintech Sandbox

Yesterday, TokenMarket, a “Global investment platform” announced its intent to raise up to £10 million in a security token offering (STO). Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the forthcoming STO is the fact that TokenMarket will be issuing the securities under the watchful eye of the UK Financial Conduct… Read More

Apple SEC Filing Mentions Blockchain in Regards to Conflict Minerals Management

In a relatively obscure filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, tech behemoth Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) indicated its participation in blockchain tech. First uncovered by CoinDesk, the specific filing  Form SD (Specialized Disclosure Report) pertains to Apple’s Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period January 1, 2018,… Read More

There are Now 550 Fintech Companies based in Hong Kong

Hong Kong may have been slow to join the financial innovation party but what it may have lacked in early awareness has now been made up for in fostering a booming Fintech ecosystem. The private-public partnership that has fueled sector growth continues to drive interest… Read More

European Commission General Report on the Activities of the European Union Updates on Progress Including Fintech, Blockchain, Crowdfunding and More

Today, the European Commission adopted the 2018 edition of the General Report. According to the Commission, this fulfills its legal obligation under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The report shows how the EU is delivering on its commitments to Europeans. The Commission… Read More

FinTech Australia Opens Entries For The 2019 Finnie Awards

FinTech Australia announced on Thursday it opened entries for the 2019 Finnie Awards. The organization claims that the Finnie Awards is Australia’s only industry-backed fintech awards and the event gives more than 100 fintech startups the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements. Fintech Australia revealed this… Read More

N26 Introduces Premium Account Black in Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, & Sweden

Germany-based challenger bank N26 recently announced it has introduced premium N26 Black account in  Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Sweden. According to N26, N26 Black targets frequent travelers and it removes the “uncertainty” of exchange rates and transaction costs encountered through foreign travel and provides customers with free… Read More

Global Payments Platform Paysend Reaches 500,000 Customers & Introduces Money Transfer Services to Bank Accounts in More Than 30 European Countries

PaySend, a UK-based global payments platform, announced earlier this week it now has more than 500,000 customers. The company also introduced money transfer services to more than 30 European countries.   As previously reported, PaySend was founded in 2015 and describes itself as a UK fintech company… Read More

FinTech Australia Moves Beyond Disruption, Seeks Collaborative Ecosystem

FinTech Australia, the leading advocacy group for financial innovation in Australia, has changed tack. According to a widely distributed email, FinTech Australia is: “… moving past pure disruption and is starting to build a collaborative ecosystem where corporates, startups and incumbent institutions work together to foster… Read More

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Orbium

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Orbium, a management consultancy and technology services provider to the financial services industry. As previously reported, Accenture revealed that the acquisition will further strengthen Accenture’s ability to provide innovative services to clients in the private-banking and wealth-management… Read More

Bank of England FMI Annual Report: The Growth of Fintech Continues to Have an Impact

The Bank of England (BoE) has published its Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) – Annual Report. And inevitably buried within there are some interesting comments when it comes to innovations in finance. The Bank regulates FMIs in three broad categories: payment systems, central securities depositories… Read More

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