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€250 Million Fund Established by European Growth Capital Firm Endeit Capital, a Digital Sovereignty, Internet Startups Supporter

Endeit Capital, a European growth capital company, which is considered to be a leading European tech startup investor, has reportedly committed to investing €250 million into Europe’s digital sovereignty ecosystem. Endeit Capital has acquired this amount of capital within a record time so it can… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Explains how Fintech Ebury Can Help SMEs Deal with Price Hikes from Chinese Suppliers

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes in a blog post that Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak have had “dramatic effects on the price of shipping.” MarketFinance adds that if your business uses suppliers that are based in other… Read More

Global Payments Group Trust Payments Set to Open New Office In Ireland

  Trust Payments, a global digital payments company, announced on Thursday it has expanded into Ireland, with the plans to open an office in Dublin city center. Founded in 1997, Trust Payments group power the online payments of some of the world’s most well-established companies,… Read More

Nearly 75% of Financial Institutions in US, UK Reveal there’s an Increase in Cybercrime Following COVID Outbreak: Report

Almost three-quarters or 75% of financial institutions have reported an increase in cybercrime activities since the Covid-19 outbreak (around February 2020), according to a survey released by BAE Systems. The survey of 902 banking institutions and insurance providers, based in the US and the UK,… Read More

ICICI Bank Unveils Digital & Contactless Banking Platform For Merchants “Merchant Stack”

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced on Thursday the launch of its digital and contactless banking platform for merchants, Merchant Stack. According to ICICI Bank, Merchant Stack provides a bouquet of banking solutions and value-added services in ‘one single place for the retailer eco-system. The main… Read More

London’s WorldRemit, a Cross-Border Payments Firm, has Been Recognized for Facilitating Fast, Cheap Digital Transactions

London-based WorldRemit, a global cross-border payments firm, reveals that it has been recognized for having the “best app” for international money transfers. Investopedia has reportedly named WorldRemit as the ‘Best for International Transfers’ as part of its ‘Best Money Transfer Apps of 2021’ awards. The… Read More

KingsCrowd, a Ratings and Analytics Firm for Private Securities Market, Releases New Regulation CF Report

KingsCrowd, the online private market’s data-driven ratings and analytics platform, announced on Tuesday (April 27, 2021) the publication and availability of the KingsCrowd Regulation Crowdfunding 2018-2020 Intelligence Report. The KingsCrowd Regulation Crowdfunding 2018-2020 Intelligence Report reportedly covers more than 150 Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) market… Read More

Brent Xu, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Tendermint, Is Leaving Project to Start Cross-Chain DeFi Initiative

Brent Xu, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Tendermint, Contributor to the Cosmos Network, Former ConsenSys & Whiteblock (and a bond trader before entering the decentralized finance and crypto space), recently revealed that he’s leaving Tendermint to start a new cross-chain DeFi project. Xu writes in… Read More

EquityNet Introduces New Crowdfunding Platform, with Guided Business Profling, Planning Software

EquityNet, the “pioneer” of business crowdfunding, revealed on Tuessday (April 27, 2021) that it’s introducing a new type of patented crowdfunding platform that “advances the state-of-the-art in the industry.” According to a release, the new platform technology offers “unique campaign promotion and communication abilities for… Read More

LendIt Fintech Announces Inaugural Dealmakers Event “Fintech Nexus” Taking Place in Miami This September

LendIt Fintech announced on Wednesday the launch of its inaugural dealmakers event, Fintech Nexus. The event is set to take place in Miami as a live event in September. LendIt describes Fintech Nexus as a dealmakers event that is an exclusive, invite-only partnering event for… Read More

Report Claims Bounce Back Loan Defaults Could Hit £27 Billion

A report distributed by Business Rescue Expert claims that defaults of Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) could cost HM Treasury up to £27 billion. BBLS is a key business support program launched by the UK government to help backstop the stumbling economy that was pummeled… Read More

Bitcoin Ecosystem Developments are “Supportive of a Long-Term Investment Case” for BTC: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped 4.2% week on week (WoW), but then managed to recover from a dip on April 26, 2021, to ~$47,000 back to $53,450, the BitOoda team noted in their latest market report. Bitcoin is trading at just over $54,500 at the time… Read More

Technology Transformation, Financial Crime Prevention Firm SQA Consulting and ABC TECH Grp to Create 75 New Jobs in the UK

SQA Consulting, the business and technology transformation and financial crime prevention (AML) software firm, working cooperatively with ABC TECH Group has launched a joint venture, called SQA Consulting SEE in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new firm aims to create 75 UK-based jobs. The organization aims… Read More

Branch, an Employer Payments Platform, and Card Issuance Platform Marqeta Share Latest on Payments Preferences for Gig Workers

Branch, an Employer Payments Platform, and global card issuing platform Marqeta have shared the findings from a study on the work and payments “preferences” of gig workers. Surveying more than 1,000 workers who began engaging in gig and 1099 work during the past six months,… Read More

Plug and Play Opens New Office in Seoul, Korea

  Global accelerator program Plug and Play announced on Tuesday the launch of its new office in Seoul, Korea. Plug and Play reported its Korea division will primarily focus on corporate innovation in the areas of Financial Services (Fintech, Insurtech, and Health) and Smart Cities (Mobility &… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Blend Network Shares Updates on Property Market, Reports Being on Track for Strong Performance in April

UK-based Blend Network, an online P2P lender, reveals that the average UK house prices “grew by 5.7% year-on-year in March.” Blend Network added in its latest property market report that activity has slowed down from December 2020’s 6-year high growth of 7.3% year-on-year. But price… Read More

Uppsala Security and South Korean Digital Asset Exchange Bithumb Reportedly Helped Victim Recover 20M KRW from Alleged Fraud

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity revealed on Monday (April 26, 2021) that with assistance from Bithumb, one of South Korea’s leading digital asset exchanges, it has helped a victim to “recover approximately 20 million KRW”… Read More

Tesla Explains Bitcoin Purchase as Place to Store Cash But Preserve Liquidity

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced Q1 2021 earnings today that beat on both the top and bottom line. Included in the presentation deck was the fact that Tesla holds cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin as part of its treasury strategy. In the deck, Tesla states: “Quarter-end cash and cash… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee to Discuss Access to Capital for Underserved Markets

This coming Friday, April 30, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will meet to discuss improving access to capital for underserved markets. According to a note posted by the SEC, following its August 2020 meeting, the Committee presented… Read More

eToro Introduces BitcoinWorldwide, a Thematic Investment Portfolio Featuring PayPal, Nvidia, Canaan, Coinbase

Multi-asset investment platform eToro revealed on April 26, 2021 that it has launched a new thematic portfolio, called BitcoinWorldWide. Based on the firms in the value chain behind Bitcoin, the portfolio is meant to further promote adoption of the leading cryptocurrency. Dani Brinker, eToro’s head… Read More

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