Gibraltar Adds “10th Core Principle” for Digital Asset Exchanges to Meets Defined Market Standards

Gibraltar, an early entrant in the digital asset ecosystem, says it is adding to its already regulated digital ledger technology (DLT) framework with the development of a “10th Core Principal” for digital asset exchanges. A “Market Integrity working group” has been created to ensure that… Read More

FanVestor Approved as a FINRA Regulated Funding Portal

FanVestor CF, LLC, a subsidiary of EdenLedger Inc. has received regulatory approval from FINRA to operate a registered funding portal. As a funding portal, FanVestor will be able to issue securities under Reg CF. Currently, an issuer may raise up to $1.07 million but a… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Arbol Secures $7 Million Though Series A Investment Round

  Arbol, a U.S.-based insurtech platform specifically for parametric products, announced on Tuesday it secured $7 million through its Series A fundraiser. The investment round included participation from Finch Finance LLC, Space Capital, and Mubadala Capital-Ventures. Founded in 2018, Arbol’s products are able to quickly… Read More

ECB President Christine Lagarde Wants Global Regulation of Bitcoin Due to Money Laundering Concerns, FATF Plans Update on Implementation of VASP Rules

Last week, Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) commented on the need to regulate Bitcoin on a global level last week during a virtual event hosted by Reuters. Speaking at the Reuters Next conference, Lagarde pointed to the “funny business” affiliated… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Tide Reportedly Announces India Expansion Plans

UK-based challenger bank Tide reportedly announced on Monday it is planning to expand its services to India.  According to Business Standard, Tide is planning a test launch in India during the first quarter of 2021. The company will later be doing a wider rollout later… Read More

2021: The Year of the Smart Contract – Can the Law Keep Up?

  While recent headlines may be focused on the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, another disruptive technology derived from the famed cryptocurrency may have even more profound implications for the future: blockchain-based “smart contracts.” A wide variety of companies are already experimenting with the ability of… Read More

Singapore Fintech Volopay Secures $2.1 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Tinder Co-Founder Justin Mateen

  Volopay, a Singapore-based fintech startup, announced on Tuesday it secured $2.1 million through its Seed funding round, which was led by Tinder Founder, Justin Mateen, with participation from Soma Capital, CP Ventures, Y Combinator, VentureSouq, and Razorpay Founders. Founded in 2019, Volopay describes itself… Read More

PrimeXBT Announces Partnership With Coinify

  Cryptocurrency trading platform PrimeXBT announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Coinify, a trading infrastructure platform that allows users to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptos. According to PrimeXBT, the collaboration will allow PrimeXBT clients to purchase Bitcoin through the fiat on-ramp,… Read More

Latin American Insurtech Jooycar Announces Expansion into the U.S.

Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America, announced on Tuesday it has officially expanded its service to the U.S. with the launch of a GPS vehicle tracking solution. This launch comes less than six… Read More

Payment Fintech dLocal Teams Up With Lending Platform Dinie to Bring “Pay Later” Option to Brazilian SMEs

  dLocal, a U.S.-based cross-border payment platform, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with online lender Dinie to allow global merchants to offer installment payments to their customers in Brazil as a form of small business lending. According to dLocal, this collaboration… Read More



TWINO Reports Net Profit of €5.8 Million for 2019

TWINO, a Latvia based peer to peer lender, is reporting €5.8 million in net profit for 2019. According to the company, TWINO Group earned €8.3 million in net income or a net profit of € 5.8 million “enhanced” by € 2.5 million  in “other comprehensive… Read More

LendingClub Comments on Radius Bank Acquisition: A watershed moment for the industry

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) says it has now received all the bank regulatory approvals necessary to complete its acquisition of digital bank Radius Bancorp. LendingClub said the deal should close on or around February 1, 2021, subject to completion or waiver of the remaining customary closing conditions. At… Read More

Goldman Sachs Tops Earnings Expectations, Marcus Banking Net Revenues Significantly Higher – Deposits End Year at $97 Billion [u]

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has released Q4 earnings topping expectations with top-line revenue ahead of anticipated results. Shares in Goldman rose slightly in pre-market trading. Goldman has traded significantly higher since the beginning of 2021. Earnings per share for Q4 came in at $12.08 with full-year… Read More

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

Digital Payments are Now Being Used by A Third of Indian Households with Usage Spread Across Different Income Groups: Survey

A third or around 33% of households in India are now using digital payments, with usage being evenly spread across different income groups, according to a survey performed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and People Research on India’s Consumer Economy (Price). The… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Nation’s Association of Banks are Encouraging Consumers to Use E-Gifting for Lunar New Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, is encouraging the country’s residents to use e-hong baos, which are monetary gifts handed out in envelopes, during the upcoming Lunar New Year. Singapore’s Association of Banks (ABS) said it would be… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Monzo and Xero Provide Tax Filing Tips for Self-Employed Professionals

UK challenger bank Monzo has announced several updates. The digital bank confirmed recently that the Year in Monzo 2020 is now available via its app. As explained by the banking challenger, the Year in Monzo shows customers key insights into how they spent, saved, and… Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates are Now Backing New Digital Payments System in Pakistan which Supports Financial Inclusion for Women

Pakistan has introduced a state-managed instant digital payments platform in order to promote greater financial inclusion. The new online payments system, Raast, has been launched to support women who might have been financially marginalized or unable to access modern financial services for a long time…. 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

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