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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

Temenos Launches New Component-Based Platform That Enables Banks to Onboard Customers

On Thursday, banking software Temenos announced the launch of Temenos Origination, which is described as a component-based platform that enables banks to onboard customers and originates products across all segments, channels and devices, offering bank customers a frictionless and contextualized digital experience.  According to Temenos,… Read More

Sberbank Offers More Than RUB 535 Billion in Loans to Russian SMEs Since Start of 2018

Sberbank announced on Thursday it has extended more than ₽535 billion in loans to SMEs since the start of 2018. The bank reported that over the first four months of 2018, lending to SMEs increased by 74.4% vs. the same period in 2017. “Sberbank has… 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

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

Decentralized Gamer Playkey Buys Back PKT on HitBTC, Plans Next Steps

During May 29 and 29 June, decentralized gaming platform Playkey plans to buy back the PKT token on the HitBTC exchange. Although the buyback price will be determined by the exchange rate, the platform believes that the rate shouldn’t exceed $1.24 per PKT. During the… Read More

CEO Daniel Oliver Opines: Spanish Biotech Platform Capital Cell’s Crowdfunding Round & Blockchain Opportunities

Capital Cell recently launched a new self-funding fundraising round to create the first ICO marketplace for health via Blockchain. Seeking to raise €700,000, the Barcelona-based platform has already secured over €882,400 from more than 178 investors. The platform was pre-valued at €5,550,000. “We launched the funding round… Read More

P2P Lender Faircent.com Receives NBFC-P2P Certification from Reserve Bank of India

P2P lender Faircent.com has received NBFC-P2P certification from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reportedly the first P2P lending platform in the country to receive the certificate of registration as an NBFC-P2P by the national regulator. Faircent.com anticipates that the RBI certification will help Faircent.com gain… Read More

Betterment Appoints Donna Wells to Board of Directors

Betterment, the largest independent online financial advisor, announced on Tuesday it has appointed financial services and fintech veteran Donna Wells to its board of directors. According to Betterment, Wells brings close to 30 years of experience in the industry, as well as a history as a successful public… Read More

Crowdcube Launches Flags Feature to Help Investors Identify Global Investment Opportunities

On Tuesday, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it was introducing the feature “Flags” to help investors identify global investments opportunities that are live on its portal. Crowdcube reported that it wants investors to be able to diversify their portfolio geographically and the feature will… Read More

Round 2: Following Spring Success, Crypto Invest Summit Schedules Fall Edition

The “West Coast’s Largest Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Event” has scheduled a second event for later this year. Following the gangbuster success last month, Crypto Invest Summit will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 22nd. The organizers say that after the Spring event… Read More

FinTech Hive at DIFC Opens Applications For 2018 Accelerator Program

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced over the weekend that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 program, kicking off a competitive search for the top fintech and insurtech innovators in the region…. Read More

Kickstarter Success OSSIC Shuts Down; Leaves Backers With No Highly Anticipated OSSIC X Headphones

Just a little over two years after securing $2,708,472 from 10,263 backers through its Kickstarter campaign, tech startup OSSIC announced it was officially shutting down and will not be delivering its highly anticipated OSSIC X headphones. As previously reported, the OSSIC X headphones supposedly calibrate… Read More

OCC to Hold Innovation Office Hours in San Francisco to Promote Responsible Federal Banking System Innovation

On Thursday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced it will hold Innovation Office Hours, on July 17th-19th, in San Francisco to promote responsible innovation in the federal banking system. According to the OCC, the Office Hours are one-on-one meetings with OCC… Read More

Crypto News: Rene van Kesteren Joins Team BlockFi from BOA

What began as an advising board position developed into job opportunity for former BOA Merrill Lynch Managing Director of Equity Markets Rene van Kesteren, who joined BlockFi as its new Chief Risk Officer. BlockFi, based in New York City, serves crypto investors by offering USD loans… Read More

Indorse Partners with ICOCrunch to Drive ICO Project Transparency

Indorse, a blockchain-powered social network for professionals, has partnered with ICOCrunch, an independent research platform that showcases ICO projects. Through this partnership, Indorse will help ICOCrunch add an “additional layer of legitimacy” to projects on the platform. Once a project has been verified through Indorse,… Read More

In the Money! Jirnexu Nabs US$11M to Spend Toward Growth

Jirnexu is in the money, as the old song goes. The Kuala Lumpur-based financial services provider has nabbed US$11 million in a Series B finding round led by SBI Group and new investor SIG Asia Investments, according to Tech in Asia. The new funding will be… Read More

The 2018 Finnie Finalists from FinTech Australia

FinTech Australia has revealed the finalists for their 2018 Finnie Awards. Fintech focused companies are competing for 23 different categories. Overall, 89 companies were selected as finalists from over 200 submissions. The finalists were reviewed by 81 domestic and international judges. The Finalists are as follows:… Read More

Bitcoin Philanthropist and Founder of Pineapple Fund Bids Adieu

Recently on Reddit, a Bitcoin philanthropist called “Pine” announced that he or she had completed the last in a serious of donations made on behalf of a “Pineapple Fund” project he or she started late last year. The Pineapple Fund donated almost $56 million dollars… Read More