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SIX Group to Leverage Luxembourg Fintech LUXHUB’s Open Banking Tech to Streamline Switzerland’s Financial Sector

Luxembourg based Fintech firm LUXHUB has partnered with Zürich-headquartered Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange. According to a release, the SIX Group will be using LUXHUB’s Open Banking technology. As mentioned in the announcement: “SIX continues to invest… Read More

Scotland’s Digital and Fintech Job Market Might Be Recovering after Experiencing Issues due to COVID-19

The digital technology sector in Scotland has reportedly been growing as fast (if not faster) than that of London and the South East for the past few years. E-commerce giant Amazon is now planning to create new jobs for the residents of Dundee and Fife…. Read More

Association of German Credit Platforms Adds Working Capital Fintech CRX Markets

CRX Markets has joined the Association of German Credit Platforms (VdK) a first for a Fintech in the working capital sector. VdK is a new association for the online lending industry with many new members since the beginning of the year. CRX Markets is now… Read More

BitTorrent (BTT), Elrond (ELGD), ICON (ICX), Sola (SOL) Perpetual Contracts to be Offered via Binance Futures

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, will be offering cryptocurrency futures contracts for Elrond (EGLD), the native token of a “highly” scalable, fast and secure blockchain platform for creating distributed apps; and Sola (SOL), the native digital currency of a “decentralized” social platform developed… Read More

Vertalo Partners with REI Capital Growth to Launch Real Estate Investment Offerings

Digital asset transfer agent Vertalo is partnering with REI Capital Growth (REICG) a new commercial real estate fund. Vertalo and REICG plan to launch two real estate investment opportunities including, according to the company: An equity business model that allows non-US investors to participate directly… Read More

Big Data: Varada Raises $12 Million to Revolutionize Data Virtualization

Varada, an Israel based data virtualization platform, has raised a $12 million Series A round of funding led by MizMaa Ventures with participation by Gefen Capital. The round also included participation from existing investors Lightspeed, StageOne Ventures and F2 Venture Capital who contributed in early… Read More

Digital Finance Platform MoneyLion Introduces Thematic Investing Solutions

MoneyLion, a U.S.-based consumer digital finance platform, announced on Tuesday the launch of its new thematic investment solutions. MoneyLion reported that through thematic investing, its members may now invest in portfolios that reflect their personal preferences and interests, which includes clean energy, artificial intelligence, and… Read More

WorldRemit Unveils Transfer Tracker Mobile App

Global cross-border payments company WorldRemit announced on Tuesday it has launched The WorldRemit Transfer Tracker mobile App. According to WorldRemit, the app is for recipients of money transfers, which allows them to track their remittances. WorldRemit reported that the Transfer Tracker App has a “track… Read More

European Draft Regulation of Crypto-Assets Seeks Innovation Friendly Approach as Usage of Blockchain in Financial Services Grows

Draft regulation crafted by the European Commission that pertains to crypto-assets (digital assets) and blockchain tech in financial services has surfaced on the web. Final legislation has been anticipated at some point this month as European policymakers seek to foster an “innovation-friendly” approach that assures… Read More

Payments Fintech dLocal Raises $200 Million, Emerges as LatAm Unicorn

Cross border payments Fintech dLocal has raised $200 million in a funding round led by General Atlantic. The capital infusion sets a valuation on the company of $1.2 billion thus creating a Latin American Fintech unicorn and Uruguay’s first. dLocal is a cross-border payment processor… Read More

FATF Releases Updated Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Report

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, has released an updated report, titled, Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Published on September 14, 2020, the report notes that… Read More

BNP Paribas Securities Services to Use DAML Smart Contract Language to Develop Trade and Settlement Apps

The Securities Services division of France’s BNP Paribas, the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets, has teamed up with Digital Asset (the company) to implement distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade and settlement applications. Through its partnership with Digital Asset (the… Read More

Diplomatic Thaw: As Arab Countries Open Relations with Israel, OurCrowd Sees Opportunity

Jon Medved

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform that is based in Israel, is well-positioned to take advantage of the improving relations in the middle east. Last month, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. The official signing of the… Read More

UK based Minted, a Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform, Is Planning to Launch Services this Month

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch its services this month. Gold has served as a safe haven asset during times of economic uncertainty, but mostly wealthy people have invested in the precious metal. Minted aims to change this trend… Read More

Matic, which Supports Secure, Instant Crypto Transactions, Verified by Ethereum, Announces Major Updates

Matic, a platform that aims to facilitate secure, scalable, and instant transactions that are verified by the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain network, has announced new project updates. The Matic developers claim that their project has been making steady progress after it was introduced via Binance Launchpad… Read More

Kyber Network, a Decentralized Ethereum Token Exchange Protocol, Reports Challenges Due to High ETH Gas Fees

The team at Kyber Network (KNC), which allows users to exchange Ethereum (ETH) and other ERC-20 compliant tokens in a decentralized manner, recently announced several updates to their protocol and platform. The Kyber Network team noted in a blog post: “What a crazy few weeks… Read More

SyndicateRoom Co-founder Crowdfunds on Seedrs for New Insurtech Startup Rnwl [u]

Insurtech Rnwl Crowdfunding for Growth Capital SyndicateRoom used to be one of the three top securities crowdfunding platforms in the UK. The Fintech has since morphed into an EIS fund that targets promising early-stage firms being backed by “super angels”. Co-founded by Gonçalo de Vasconcelos,… Read More

Savings App Chip Raises £10.7 Million in 48 Hours as Part of Future Fund Round on Crowdcube

Savings App Chip is says it raised £10.7 million in under 48 hours as part of a Future Fund round hosted on Crowdcube. A total of £2 million was raised in under 10 minutes and £4 million in under an hour. The Future Fund is… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Nesta Offers Monetary Prize for Fintechs Offering Support to Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Nesta has launched a £2.8 million Rapid Recovery Challenge to encourage Fintechs, among other entities, to come up with solutions to help workers impacted by COVID-19. Nesta is encouraging Fintechs to participate in the challenge where individual firms may win up to £475,000 plus other… Read More

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