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OneConnect, the Fintech Division of Ping An Insurance, Teams Up with China Merchant Post Group to Develop DLT-based Logistics Platform

OneConnect Financial Technology, the Fintech division of Ping An Insurance, China’s largest insurance and logistics conglomerate, has partnered with the China Merchants Port Group (CMPort), in order to develop a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled logistics platform. The DLT-based solution is being created for… Read More

Fintechs Start to Furlough Employees as the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Sinks In

Fintechs are starting to furlough employees as the economy tanks due to the COVID-19 induced decline. While not officially in recession, major economies are bracing for the worse while businesses are compelled to let employees go as business activity slows. On Monday, it was reported… Read More

Save Our Startups: Crowdcube Launches New Initiative to Help Early Stage Firms, Publishes Open Letter to Prime Minister

Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang has announced a new initiative to help entrepreneurs and small companies during the COVID-19 crisis. Distributed in an email today, Crowdcube announced the launch of Save Our Startups (SOC). Simultaneously, Crowdcube posted an open letter directed to UK Prime Minister Boris… Read More

Post COVID-19: Lasting Impact on Society Following Coronavirus Crisis will Create Favorable Growth Conditions for Fintech Firms, New Report Claims

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a significant impact on our lives and is changing the way we work, interact, and consume products and services. Finch Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focusing on Europe and the Southeast Asia region, has published a report, titled… Read More

Brazil’s Financial Regulators are Working on a Blockchain or DLT-enabled Data-Sharing Platform to Conduct Background Checks on Politicians and Corporations

Four of Brazil’s financial regulatory agencies are working cooperatively to create a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled data-sharing platform, which will conduct background checks on the nation’s political representatives and private corporations. The platform, called PIER, was reportedly created by the country’s reserve bank,… Read More

UK Fintech Capital On Tap to Help Businesses with Claiming Back Money Lost Due to Coronavirus Outbreak Using “Covid Credit” Solution

Capital on Tap has been working cooperatively with other Fintech service providers in order to develop a software tool, which aims to assist businesses with tracking and claiming back the funds they may have lost, due to the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Capital on Tap… Read More

Busted: U.S. Arrests Russian Rapper Maxim Boyko For Cryptocurrency Laundering

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reportedly arrested Russian rapper Maxim Boyko for cryptocurrency laundering. According to the Moscow Times, Boyok was arrested at a Miami condo this past weekend. The Affidavit submitted to support Boyko’s arrest revealed that the rapper “knowingly and intentionally conspire… Read More

Tencent Announces Expansion of Collaboration with World Health Organization to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet value-added services based in China, announced on Friday it is deepening its collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) through a $10 million donation to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as an agreement to open… Read More

Coinfield – Sologenic Connects Traditional Assets Like Stocks with Crypto

Coinfield, a smaller crypto exchange operating out of Estonia, is working with Solegenic to “connect traditional financial markets with crypto assets,” according to a release. Sologenics, an entity that is affiliated with Coinfield, says it facilitates users with investing, trading, and on-demand tokenization of over… Read More

Rangewell Makes Further Suggestions to CBILS After HM Treasury Update, Says Fintech Lenders Can Help

Following intense criticism regarding the confines of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), HM Treasury expanded the program in a move to support a broader range of businesses – most importantly smaller firms. Last week, Rangewell, a business finance specialist, posted an open letter… Read More

Blockchain Company Factom Goes into Liquidation

Factom, a blockchain as a service platform, is going into liquidation. Factom raised over $8 million in 2017 from well-known investors like Tim Draper, of Draper Associates and Medici Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc., Peeli Ventures, and Harvest Equity. The news of Factom’s… Read More

ChainTrust Offers GDPR Compliant Remote Employee Management During COVID-19 Outbreak

ChainTrust GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany, is out with a new crisis management system for entities that have migrated to remote operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The company is focusing on supporting firms and other institutions to manage their workers in a GDPR compliant manner…. Read More

Nottingham-based Fintech Firm Tully Introduces a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Wellbeing network

Nottingham-headquartered Fintech firm Tully has introduced a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Wellbeing network. The network aims to offer a single, comprehensive online resource where individuals financially affected by the Coronavirus outbreak may get access to payment relief. Tully’s free of cost service accepts applications from… Read More

Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Program Management Business Introduces Coronavirus Noteworthy Developments Bulletins

Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Program Management (CPM) business has introduced the Coronavirus Noteworthy Developments Bulletins, which aim to bring together all the global regulatory modifications, orders, notices and various other updates for the financial services sector (as they relate to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak). The newly… Read More

Crypto Taxes: Spain’s Tax Authorities Sends Warning Letters to 66,000 Digital Asset Investors

Spain’s tax authorities have begun sending warning letters to around 66,000 digital asset investors. The Spanish tax agency aims to remind cryptocurrency holders of their tax obligations. The Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria (AEAT) reportedly began its crypto-related tax collection campaign on April 1, 2020…. Read More

How Fintech Can Help Fight the Coronavirus

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Our biggest concern this year was going to be the Presidential election, or for some of us the Tokyo Olympics or the Warriors missing the NBA playoffs. Instead, the world’s population is experiencing an unprecedented shock that is… Read More

UK Finance Comments on Chancellor’s Announcement of Added Policies to Mitigate COVID-19 Crisis

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced new measures to support firms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The update includes broader access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and creating a new plan for larger firms. The Chancellor announced that HM Treasury… Read More

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Peer to Peer Lending?

Peer to peer lending research firm 4thWay is out with a short note on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the P2P industry.  According to 4thWay, a minority of investors are selling their loans due to the affiliated risk of the outbreak. The… Read More

Banque de France Testing Central Bank Digital Currency, Issues Call for Applications

The Banque de France – the central bank of France – has issued a call for applications to conduct a central bank digital currency (CBDC) experiment with the bank. According to the publication, the work relating to the experiments is being coordinated by the Infrastructures,… Read More

CO2 Free: Challenger Bank bunq Plants Trees with Green Card Launch

Netherlands based challenger bank bunq has announced a new program where its customers may become “CO2 free” in under two years simply by using the bunq Green Card. bunq SuperGreen is a program that for each €100 spent on any bunq card the company will… Read More

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