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JPMorgan Chase Sends Letter to Fintech Firms Warning it will Not Allow Access to Customer Data Unless they Accept New Agreement

JPMorgan Chase, the world’s sixth-largest bank in terms of total assets, has reportedly sent a letter to several Fintech firms in which it cautioned that they will no longer be allowed to access customer data unless they accept the terms of a new data access… Read More

Flywire Secures $120 Million Through Series E Investment Round Led by Goldman Sachs; Announces Acquisition of Healthcare Technology Platform Simplee

Flywire, a U.S.-based fintech firm that provides global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and commercial enterprises, announced on Thursday it has acquired healthcare technology platform Simplee. The acquisition comes just after the company raised $120 million through its Series E funding round, which… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins Forces With Imperial College Business School For New Climate Risk Management Partnership

Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with the Imperial College Business School for a new climate risk management partnership.   According to Standard Chartered, the collaboration aims to discover new… Read More

Global Artificial Intelligence Market Is Projected to Reach $390.9 Billion by 2025: Report

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market size is projected to hit $390.9 billion by 2025. The market is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 46.2% from 2019 to 2025. AI is a major technological innovation along with Big Data advancements, machine learning… Read More

White House Budget Proposes Returning Secret Service to the US Department of Treasury, Cites Crypto Concerns as a Factor

This week the White House, via the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), released the proposed federal budget for 2021. According to the White House, the plan seeks to balance the budget within 15 years by proposing $4.6 trillion in deficit reduction. Debt, as a… Read More

Quantum Computing: Canada’s Third-Largest Bank, Scotiabank, Is Exploring Ways to Upgrade Systems to Make them Quantum-Resistant

The field of quantum computing, which breaks away from the traditional binary computing model, has made considerable advancements in the past 20 years. The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), the third-largest bank in Canada in terms of market capitalization and deposits, has been exploring different… Read More

CaixaBank Partners With Football Team RCD Espanyol de Barcelona to Launch New Mobile App

CaixaBank, a retail banking group based in Spain, announced on Monday it has teamed up with RCD Espanyol de Barcelona to launch the Spanish football team mobile app. The duo reported that the app will include an integrated “wallet” in order to boost commercial services,… Read More

Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors Updates on Reg CF Progress: “Successful Reg CF companies have pumped almost $1 billion into local economies”

Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and its co-founders have been a leading voice advocating on behalf of online capital formation since Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss and Jason Best helped to create the language of the JOBS Act law that legalized securities crowdfunding in the United States. Neiss… Read More

Bitmain Addresses Fraudulent Use of Websites Bitmain.farm & Antminersmiling.com

Bitmain Technologies, a China-based consumer-grade ASIC miner, recently address fraudulent usage of websites Bitmain.farm and Antminersmiling.com. The company reported it discovered some websites that have been impersonating Bitmain and have been communicating with its existing customers under false pretense. “In order to protect the legitimate… Read More

Tim Carmody: CTO at IPC, a Leading Financial Trading and Communications Tech Firm, Explains Role of Natural Language Processing in Finance

We recently caught up with Tim Carmody, Chief Technology Officer of IPC, a global leader in financial trading and communications technology solutions. Carmody, who has several decades of experience in designing and leading complex technology solutions for the trading community, discussed how Wall Street companies… Read More

Hamburg’s Digital Debt Servicing Platform Receeve Acquires €4 Million in Seed Funding

Hamburg-headquartered Receeve has secured €4 million through a seed funding round led by Mangrove Capital Partners and Speedinvest. The funds raised will be used to digitally transform Europe’s debt sector. Full stack of debt servicing Receeve says it will use technology and artificial intelligence to… Read More

American Council on Education Acquires Funding from US Department of Education to Explore Use of Blockchain or DLT in US Education Sector

​The ​​US Department of Education is backing the nation’s higher education association’s research efforts into and tests of emerging blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The American Council on Education confirmed on February 6 that it has acquired funding from the US Department of Education,… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange Posted Record FY 2019, According to Exchange’s Recent Q4 Earnings Call

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the world’s largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with a market cap of almost $23 trillion, and also the owner of digital asset trading desk Bakkt, posted a record FY 2019, according to its fourth quarter… Read More

Asian Development Bank Launches ADB Ventures to Support Initiatives for Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched the ADB Ventures platform in order to channel investments and extend support to Asian firms that are creating platforms for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ADB’s investment fund is taking contributions from several different partners… Read More

Yseop Introduces Automated Report Generation Software to Assist Financial Service Providers with Digital Transformation Efforts

Yseop, a 12-year-old France-based software development firm, recently introduced an enterprise-level natural-language generation (NLG) automated report generation solution, called the Augmented Analyst, in order to assist financial service providers with their digital transformation efforts. Yseop has reportedly worked cooperatively with Moody’s, BNP Paribas, and Sanofi… Read More

Interest-Free Buy Now, Pay Later Platform Laybuy Partners UK’s WHSmith to Offer Convenient Payment Plans

Laybuy, an interest-free “buy now, pay later” payment solutions provider, is teaming up with UK’s WHSmith, in order to provide users the option to buy now and pay later through the WHSmith.co.uk website. Customers will be able to buy products now, and will receive their… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Meeting: Private Investment in Early Stage Firms Rise, Public Companies Decline. What to Do …

This week, the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee met at the Commission to discuss access to capital around the country. Multiple presentations were delivered on the state of access to capital including one by the Office of the Advocate for Small Business as… Read More

Former Trump Advisor Jason Greenblatt to Speak at OurCrowd Global Summit

Former advisor to President Trump Jason Greenblatt will be speaking at the OurCrowd Global Summit taking place on  February 13th. Greenblatt is the Former U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East and architect of President Trump’s Peace to Prosperity plan . This will be Greenblatt’s… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Makes Giant Online Marketplace eBay a Takeover Offer that May Value Firm at $30 Billion

The Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), one of the world’s largest derivatives and equities trading firms, has reportedly made giant online marketplace eBay a takeover offer that could value the company at well over $30 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. The companies have not yet held… Read More

Regulation Advisory Council Created in the UK to Boost Innovation via Regulatory Reform

According to the UK government, Cathryn Ross has been appointed as the first Chair of the new Regulatory Horizon Council, a government-supported committee to make certain UK regulation keeps pace with innovation and enables it to thrive while safeguarding the public. Ross is currently the… Read More

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