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Digital Asset Firm Gemini Welcomes Pravjit Tiwana as their CTO

The team at digital asset firm Gemini is pleased to welcome Pravjit Tiwana as their new  Chief Technology Officer. Pravjit reportedly joins Gemini from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was working as the GM of Edge Services, which includes Amazon CloudFront, AWS Edge Computing,… Read More

OTC Markets Publishes Best 50 Firms Traded in 2021

OTC Markets has published its annual ranking of the top 50 firms traded on its platform. The OTCQX Best 50 ranks the top U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market, based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily… Read More

Financial Technology Association Adds New VP of Communications

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has announced that Miranda Margowsky has joined the group as its Vice President of Communications. According to a statement by the FTA, Margowsky is a “senior-level strategist and policy communications expert who brings a winning record of driving impactful, effective,… Read More

First Quantum Computing Guidelines Introduced as Investment into Sector Increases, WEF Reports

National governments have reportedly invested more than $25 billion into quantum computing research and more than $1 billion in VC deals have closed in the past year – “more than the past three years combined,” according to an update shared by the World Economic Forum… Read More

Wyre Announces Three New Hires to Enhance Compliance as Crypto-Economy Evolves

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As cryptocurrency grows in popularity and adoption, ensuring businesses and platforms maintain a robust compliance infrastructure is becoming really important to the nascent industry. With Wyre’s compliance infrastructure, the team is pleased to confirm the addition of three new hires to “continue to boost our… Read More

Protocol Labs Teams Up with Faber to Conduct Web3 Hackathon, Accelerator Program

Protocol Labs and Faber are collaborating to help with supporting the development of the next-gen of the Internet. The partnership combines Faber’s experience as early-stage deep tech VC and Protocol Labs’ Web3 expertise to “help entrepreneurs create the building blocks of successful new companies in… Read More

Fintech Infrastructure Developer Alchemy has Extended its Capabilities Across the Globe

Timothy Li, CEO at Alchemy and Lecturer at USC, notes that his firm is pleased and “fortunate” to extend their Fintech capabilities across the globe. We are pleased and fortunate to extend our FinTech capabilities around the world. #fintech https://t.co/EFDA8jPplE — Timothy Li (@SuddenlyTime) January… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Routefusion Secures $10.5M from Canvas Ventures, Silverton Partners, Others

Routefusion, which claims to offer the most “comprehensive” Fintech solution for unlocking global expansion, has announced their $10.5 million seed “prime” funding round co-led by Canvas Ventures and Silverton Partners along with contributions from other investors. Other parties in Routefusion’s investment round reportedly include: Haymaker… Read More

Digital Collectibles: Meta’s Social Media Networks Facebook and Instagram to Enter Fast-Evolving NFT Markets

Meta’s (NASDAQ: FB) two leading social media networks, Facebook and Instagram, are reportedly looking to enter the fast-evolving non-fungible token (NFT) sector. The tech giant will be focusing on making it seamless for Facebook and Instagram users to issue, trade and showcase their NFTs. As… Read More

Crowdfund Insider Launches Webinar Series Focusing on Investment Crowdfunding Revolution

Crowdfund Insider, a leading news and information website covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including investment crowdfunding, blockchain, and other forms of Fintech, has launched a six-part webinar series exploring and evaluating the ongoing US crowdfunding revolution, starting in February 2022. The JOBS… Read More

UK Head of Compliance and MLRO at Banking Circle Joins The Payments Association’s Advisory Board

Mitch Trehan, UK Head of Compliance and MLRO at Banking Circle, has reportedly joined The Payments Association’s Advisory Board alongside other industry professionals from across the payments sector. Meeting as a team of 19 for the first time in January 2022, the Board intends to… Read More

Fintech Firm MX Appoints Shane Evans as Interim CEO and Member of the Board of Directors

MX, the financial data platform and provider of modern connectivity, reveals that Shane Evans has been appointed as the firm’s interim CEO and member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Evans succeeds MX founder Ryan Caldwell who is transitioning from his role as Chief… Read More

Anchorage Digital Shares Survey Results Revealing that Many Americans Believe Crypto and Regulatory Clarity are Vital to US Economy

Anchorage Digital, the first federally chartered digital asset bank, has shared survey results that show OCC approval “gives Americans greater confidence in cryptocurrency.” The team at Anchorage Digital writes in a blog post that as the volume of conversation around cryptocurrency and digital assets continues… Read More

Ethereum Scaling Platform Polygon Takes Up Metaverse Journey with Liberty Gaming Guild

The Metaverse and the GameFi world have grown tremendously, with nearly every blockchain  ecosystem in the crypto space getting more actively involved. Polygon (POLY) ecosystem’s capabilities of building and connecting different blockchains and dApps is being supported by the launch of Polygon Studios, which is… Read More

E-Commerce Report: 50%+ of Young Shoppers Don’t Return Unwanted Items

As post-holiday returns skyrocket due to the explosion in e-commerce sales globally, Gen Z and Millennials are the ones most likely to choose not to return unwanted items, according to Global Voices: Cross-Border Shopper Insights, a new global survey from ESW (formerly eShopWorld), a global direct-to-consumer… Read More

Ebury Accelerates International Growth with Appointment of Louise Chan as COO

Ebury has revealed that it’s accelerating its international growth efforts with the appointment of Louise Chan as company COO. Louise takes on an expanded Chief Operating Officer role “covering Operations as well as Product, Data and Regulatory Reporting,” according to a release. Louise is an… Read More

Former TD Ameritrade Exec Steve Quirk Joins Robinhood Markets as Chief Brokerage Officer

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The team at Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) says they are pleased to announce Steve Quirk is joining Robinhood Markets as its Chief Brokerage Officer. Robinhood writes in a blog post that Steve Quirk will be responsible for overseeing their broker-dealers, Robinhood Financial and Robinhood Securities, “effective January… Read More

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Touts City as Hot VC Market as Tech Firms, Including Crypto Head to Florida

As has been widely reported, California is experiencing an exodus when it comes to innovators and entrepreneurs. The top replacement destinations are Texas and Florida – where multiple cities have benefitted from the migration (see Jax). South Florida, specifically Miami, has embraced this trend by… Read More

Ranking Republicans Slam SEC Chair Gary Gensler for Rushing Proposed Rules by Limiting Comment Periods

Senator Pat Toomey and Representative Patrick McHenry have sent a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler criticizing his decision to limit comment periods on proposed rulemaking. McHenry is the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Financial Services and Toomey is the Ranking Member on… Read More

Fintech PayFit Is Planning to Introduce More Features to Streamline HR Processes for SMEs After €254M Raise

The team at Payfit, which has recently raised €254M to strengthen their payroll solution for SMEs, notes that as 2021 came to an end, they had taken a look back on the year. PayFit reveals that not only have they grown in size, but they also… Read More

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