Opinion

Editorial opinions and perspective on Fintech.

James Toledano, COO at Savl, Shares Perspective on Evolving Cyber Security Landscape and How It Impacts Crypto Industry

    James Toledano, Chief Operating Officer at Savl, a self-custodial crypto and Web3 wallet that combines encryption, unique functionality, and intuitive design, has recently commented on key crypto / digital assets industry insights in a discussion with Crowdfund Insider. James Toledano from Savl has… Read More

Fintech Sadapay has Reportedly Announced Layoffs while Citing Cost-Cutting Measures After Acquisition, Equity Injection

Pakistan based Fintech firm Sadapay has reportedly laid off around 30% of its employees, which includes sevearl C-suite execs, according to an update shared by local sources. Sadapay claims that the layoffs were made due to cost-cutting measures and the decision was announced during a… Read More

Labour Government to Support UK Fintech, May See £328 Billion Tax Boost from Key Sector

The new Labour government is expected to “embrace” the UK Fintech industry. The UK has long been a top global financial services sector, and support of Fintech is key to growth and ongoing relevance. According to a report in CityAM, the new Chancellor of the… Read More

McHenry Slams President Biden for Vetoing Congressional Resolution Challenging the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121

Congressman Patrick McHenry took to the floor of the House today to criticize the actions of President Joe Biden regarding his veto of HJ Res. 109 as well as the inability of FIT21 – digital asset legislation – to become law. McHenry noted that HJ… Read More

As Mt Gox, Others Release Bitcoin, Anchorage Reflects How Far Crypto Has Come

There has been a good amount of discussion regarding Mt Gox releasing (finally) Bitcoin held by the platform, along with reports that Germany is selling Bitcoin on the open market. The additional supply of Bitcoin has impacted the price of the world’s most popular digital… Read More

Kenny Chan from StraitsX Explains How Stablecoins Could Impact Global Financial Ecosystem

  Kenny Chan, GM at StraitsX, recently shared key insights with Crowdfund Insider. StraitsX is a payments infrastructure for the digital assets space in Southeast Asia. The company is also a Major Payment Institution licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and is part of… Read More

Chainalysis Shares Insights on MiCA’s Stablecoin Regime and Its Remaining Challenges

Chainalysis has been sharing detailed insights on issues related to MiCA’s Stablecoin Regime and its remaining challenges. Despite the extensive work by the EBA and ESMA, in close cooperation with national regulators, Chainalysis points out that MiCA still leaves “some room for interpretation and uncertainty,… Read More

Crypto Markets Report: Influx of Mt. Gox related Bitcoin Funds Could Ultimately Benefit Market Dynamics

Cryptocurrency markets continued to decline during this past  week, with the total market cap slipping by 1.3% compared to the previous week, while bitcoin’s dominance remained steady above 53%, the team at Talos noted in their digital assets / blockchain industry recap report. Talos pointed… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Explains Why New Labour Government Needs to Back Growth for SMEs

UK’s ThinCats has shared insights following the new Labour government announcement. Managing Director Ravi Anand gives his thoughts on what ThinCats would like “to see from the new government and challenges them to back growth and invest in mid-sized SMEs.” For any incoming Government, there… Read More

Yield App, a Crypto Wealth Management App, Abruptly Announces Liquidity Proceedings

The past few weeks have been really hectic for the crypto and blockchain space and certain developments may have gone somewhat unnoticed. For instance, Yield App, which claimed to have been focused on unlocking the full potential of digital assets “with a simple, safe, and… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Responds to 2024 General Election Result

UK’s PensionBee, an online pension provider, has officially responded to the 2024 General Election result. Becky O’Connor, Director of Public Affairs at PensionBee, commented: “Today, we welcome a new government, and as they take office, we anticipate significant advancements in several key areas of pension… Read More

Synapse, MongoDB Data Disagreement Worsens Ongoing Crisis Over Fintech App Users’ Funds

A California bankruptcy Judge has reportedly issued a warning to MongoDB, a database company, against deleting sensitive customer data. Ongoing efforts to give back millions to clients currently locked out of their Fintech apps are now linked to a heated dispute between Fintech platform Synapse… Read More

New Labour Government Arrives: Fintechs React

As the Tories lick their wounds after a historic defeat in the polls, we wonder what Labour’s rise will mean for the vital Fintech industry and tech in general. While incoming Prime Minister Keir Starmer has published a hundred-day plan, it is not yet apparent… Read More

UK Economy Reportedly Exhibiting Tentative Signs of Renewed Momentum with Growth of 0.5% Expected in 2024

Following a technical recession in the second half of 2023, the UK economy has shown tentative signs of renewed momentum, “with growth of 0.5% expected this year, and 0.9% in 2025,” according to the latest KPMG Global Economic Outlook. The report finds a number of… Read More

Former Solicitor General Paul Clement Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Crypto Industry in Custodia Bank’s Appeal Versus Federal Reserve

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The former Solicitor General Paul Clement, who had previously represented the Loper Bright fisherman in the SCOTUS Chevron case, has reportedly filed an amicus brief on behalf of the nascent crypto and blockchain sector in Custodia Bank‘s appeal versus the Federal Reserve. Notably, Paul Clement… Read More

Binance Says Latest Development Is A Positive Step After US Judge Struck Serious Blow to SEC Chair Gensler’s Regulation-by-Enforcement Approach

On Friday, June 28, 2024, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia appeared to have struck a major blow to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler’s “regulation-by-enforcement” campaign being carried out against secondary crypto-asset… Read More

Miguel Buffara, Lead Financial Engineer at RACE, Explains How RWA Tokenization Is Improving Investments for HNWIs

Miguel Buffara, Lead Financial Engineer at RACE, recently commented on how RWA tokenization is enhancing investment processes for HNWIs. Miguel Buffara from RACE explained that it could be beneficial to tokenize real-world assets for various use-cases. Buffara also shared details about RACE and the impact… Read More

Coinbase Responds to US SEC’s Effort to Block “Reasonable Discovery” from SEC Chair Gary Gensler

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), confirmed via social media that Coinbase has responded to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) effort to block “reasonable discovery” from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler in a case that it—not Coinbase—chose to file. Democracy, as well… Read More

Footnote: SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda Says Tailored Registration Statement Needed for Digital Assets

In commenting on a rule adopted this week pertaining to Registered Index-Linked Annuities and an amended registration form to accommodate these offerings, SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda slipped in a note about his opinion as to how crypto or digital asset offerings may be managed going… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Comments on State of the Economy, Small Business Environment

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has commented on the current economic environment pertaining to smaller firms. Following the recent Presidential debate in Atlanta, the SBE Council noted that small businesses received little attention from either President Jo Biden or prior President Donald… Read More

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