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Property Investment Platform CrowdProperty Makes Several New Senior Management Appointments

CrowdProperty, a property investment platform, has confirmed several key changes to its board, with the recent appointment of Mark Stephens, the former Chief Executive at Allica Bank. Stepehens has joined CrowdProperty as a non-executive director. Stephens, who recently retired from his position at Allica and… Read More

Proptee, a New UK based Property Investment Platform, to Introduce its First iOS App in Alpha Testing Mode, Shares Other Updates

Proptee, a new property investment platform that announced in November 2020 that it was planning to launch operations in the United Kingdom in January 2021, has released an update in which it noted that they believe that as a company or business, they’ll do better… Read More

There were Over 1 Million Active Bitcoin Addresses in December 2020, Number of BTC Payments Increased Signficantly: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, notes that every month, they look at on-chain (blockchain) data to examine “interesting trends or movements” on the Bitcoin (BTC) network. The daily number of BTC transactions in December 2020… Read More

Huobi Global Partners with BCB Group to Better Globalize Offerings

Huobi Global has partnered with BCB Group, to “better globalize” its offerings, according to a release. Huobi is a large digital asset firm based in Asia. BCB Group is a payment services provider that enables clients with European fiat the ability to send fiat to… Read More

Konsentus Acquires Open Banking Europe S.A.S.

Konsentus, a firm that provides open banking identity and regulatory checking services to protect our customers and partners from the risk of fraud has acquired Open Banking Europe (OBE) S.A.S. from PRETA, according to a release. Details of the transaction were not provided. Open Banking… Read More

US SEC was Reportedly Warned that Investors May Lose Billions due to Enforcement Action Against Ripple, Legal Expert Claims

John E. Deaton, a lawyer focused on the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector (and other societal/legal issues), notes that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was warned that investors could potentially lose billions, considering “the magnitude of an SEC enforcement action” against Ripple’s XRP, which… Read More

Asian Fintech Grab May Pursue US IPO

Southeast Asian Fintech Grab may pursue an initial public offering (IPO) during 2021, according to a report. Fintech is expected to be a hot sector for initial public offers this year with two already being completed. Last week, Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) blew the doors off its IPO…. Read More

UK FCA Report Looks to Mitigate Investment Harm, Includes P2P, Crypto and Crowdfunding on List of High Risk Investments

Following a call for input on the consumer investment market that closed to comments last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority has issued a report on how the regulator “works to protect consumers from investment harm” citing activity during the first 10 months of 2020…. Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut has Rolled Out New Desktop Web App to Help Customers Better Manage their Finances

UK-based digital bank Revolut notes that with the New Year comes new features. The challenger bank has launched a new desktop Web App that will allow customers to better manage their finances. In addition to the “handy” new desktop Web App, Revolut has introduced upgraded… Read More

Nearly €400M Invested via European P2P Lending Platform Bondora, with Almost €50M in Returns Paid to Investors in Past 12 Years: Report

Bondora, a European peer to peer (P2P) lending platform, acknowledges that 2020 was a “rollercoaster ride,” but they’re pleased to confirm that they ended the year off “on a high.” Bondora recently revealed that its December 2o20 investments reached €7,043,525.00— which was reportedly the 4th… Read More

Online SME Lender October Raises €295 Million, as of Dec 2020, to Finance Businesses, the Largest Amount it has Ever Raised

Europe-based online SME lender October says there’s probably no need to describe or go over how our lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. October claims that they had to “become economists, epidemiologists, and politicians” in order to cope with the challenges created by… Read More

Digital Banking: UK’s Fintech Challenger Starling Provides Reasons why Consumers Should Switch Over to Its Services and Leave Old Banks

UK-based digital bank Starling claims that more consumers appear to be switching to its Fintech platform than “ever before.” As confirmed by review site Which?, Starling Bank has topped the chart for current account switches – which means that clients decided to part ways with… Read More

SNGLR, a Digital Advisory and Tech-focused VCs Specializing in Longevity and Smart Mobility, Launch Global Platform

SNGLR Holding AG has confirmed the official launch of its business operations and is now fully operational with its headquarters based in Zug, Switzerland. SNGLR Holding also maintains  business offices in Boston (USA), Berlin, (Germany), Rome (Italy), and Dubai (UAE). The SNGLR Holding team includes… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Firm HASHR8 Says US and other First World Nations Might Make Crypto Mining “A Strategy to Maintain Power”

John Lee Quigley, who’s focused on building Bitcoin media and research products at HASHR8 Inc, a cryptocurrency mining and media firm that aims to support the “decentralized growth” of hashrate (or computing power used to secure digital currency networks) while enhancing the security of blockchains,… Read More

IOHK, which Supports Cardano (ADA) Development, has Announced 11 Winning Proposals to Receive Funding, as part of Project Catalyst

IOHK (or Input Output Hong Kong), an organization focused on supporting open-source projects such as Cardano (ADA), a major platform for building decentralized applications (dApps), has announced the first winning proposals for Project Catalyst. The community has spoken and 11 initiatives are now expected to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The Peoples Bank of China Issues the “Administrative Measures for Credit Investigation (Draft for Comment)” On January 11th, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) issued the “Administrative Measures for Credit Investigation (Draft for Comment)” (hereinafter referred to as “Measures”). The seven-chapters of the document covered… Read More

Banks in Mexico May Follow Global Fintech Trends by Integrating International Payment Providers, Personal Finance Tools, Industry Exec Predicts

Fintech industry professionals believe that this year we’ll begin to really take advantage of the accelerated digital technology adoption and ongoing development that surfaced in 2020 due to COVID-19. The Fintech sector has taken a major step forward with the global user base growing significantly… Read More

Digital Brokerage Solution Provider DriveWealth to Offer API enabled Brokerage Tech for Retail Clients, after Acquisition of Cuttone & Co.

Digital brokerage solution provider DriveWealth, which notably secured $56.7 million through a Series C funding round in October 2020, is now planning to introduce its API-enabled brokerage technology platform for retail clients. The platform will be launched on the floor of the NYSE, following a… Read More

Wealthtech Trends to Watch in 2021 include Sustainable Investment Strategies, Ecosystem Development, Hyper-Personalization: Report

Ecosystem development, sustainable investment strategies, and hyper-personalization were identified as some of the major wealth management trends that will be prioritized by Wealthtech companies this year. This, according to a report from Capgemini, a French consulting firm. In a research report, titled Top Trends in… Read More

Amadeo Pellicce from Blockchain.com Explains how Stacks 2.0 Is Integrated with Bitcoin (BTC) Network’s Security, Capital

Amadeo Pellicce, Product Manager at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, notes that since the early days at Blockchain.com, they’ve always believed in the “revolutionary power” of Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. Pellicce pointed out that Bitcoin can potentially… Read More

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