U.S. Fintech Kyriba Announces Acquisition of FiREapps

U.S. fintech startup Kyriba Corp. announced on Wednesday it has reached an agreement to acquire FiREapps, an enterprise currency management firm, to create a solution for managing a lifecycle of global foreign exchange (FX) risk. According to Kyriba, the agreement will combine two global leaders in cloud treasury and… Read More

Lending Express Celebrates $100M Lending Milestone & California’s Golden Opportunities

Lending Express, an Israeli tech company dedicated to creating a better world of funding for SMBs, has surpassed $100 million in financing facilitated between small and medium business owners and online lenders. Lending Express also obtained state permission to open for business in California. The… Read More

OurCrowd Targets Emerging Cannabis Industry with 7thirty Opportunity Fund

Leading investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is jumping into the hot cannabis sector. OurCrowd has launched a $30 million cannabis tech fund called 7thirty Opportunity Fund. OurCrowd said it will build the “world’s leading global cannabis technology venture capital fund.” The new fund is said to… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Consultation on “Cryptoassets” Seeking to Provide Clarity on Regulatory Approach

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a consultation today on the emerging “cryptoasset” sector of finance.  The UK is well known for its thoughtful regulatory approach when it comes to innovative new financial services and the final outcome will be watched with interest around… Read More

Tipalti Enables Automated Publisher Payments for Ad Tech Companies

Global Payables Platform Tipalti announced on Tuesday it enabled automated publisher payments for ad test customers, which includes AppMonet, StackCommerce, and mobileFUSED. Founded in 2010, Tipalti claims it is the only supplier payments automation solution to streamline all phases of the AP and payment management workflow in one… Read More

Execs from Komid Crypto Exchange Convicted of Wash Trading in Korea. One Blames Finance Authorities for Not Stopping Him

Two executives from the Korean cryptocurrency Komid have been imprisoned for creating fake volume on the exchange in order to deceive investors, Korean media outlet Blockinpress reports. Komid Choi has reportedly been sentenced in Seoul to three year’s imprisonment for fraud and embezzlement, and an accomplice, Park… Read More

Analysts Claim Cryptopia Exchange Watched Powerless for Days as Hackers “Drained” $16 Million from Crypto Hot Wallets

Blockchain data analysis firm Elementus has published stunning claims regarding last week’s hack on the New Zealand Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange. Little information regarding the scope or nature of the attack has so far been issued by Cryptopia itself or New Zealand police. Two days ago,… Read More

Two Arrested for Kidnapping and Attempted Kidnapping of Two Children in South Africa, Bitcoin Ransom Demanded

Police in South Africa have arrested suspects believed to be behind the kidnapping of a 13-year-old boy from Witbank and the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from Middelburg, Times Live reports. The boy was reportedly kidnapped “in broad daylight” close to his home on… Read More

Apple Pay is Coming to Target, Taco Bell, & Other U.S. Retail Locations

Apple’s mobile contactless payment system Apple Pay announced on Tuesday it is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores, and Jack in the Box.  According to Apple, 74 of the top 100 merchants in the US and 65 % of all retail locations… Read More

Nutmeg Secures £45 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Goldman Sachs & Convoy

UK-based fintech firm Nutmeg announced on Tuesday it secured £45 million through its latest funding round, which was led by Goldman Sachs and Convoy, which is an existing investor of the company. As previously reported, Nutmeg is described as the UK’s first online “discretionary investment management company.”… Read More


Here is the OECD Report on Initial Coin Offerings to Support SMEs

Just about every international organization that touches finance has postulated on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and what should be done with this new form of access to capital. Last week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) had their say. Last fall, the OECD… Read More

Robocash Partners with Inditrade to Provide Micro-Loans in India

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed last year, Inditrade Capital and Robocash Group have launched a new short-term consumer lending service in India. Robocash Group says the start of microlending operations by its subsidiary JRG FinCorp. Ltd in India is operating the service… Read More

Dosh Secures $40 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Goodwater Capital

Dosh, an app that gives consumers cash back every time they shop at participating merchants, announced on Tuesday it secured $40 million, including $20 million in equity and $20 million in venture debt, through its Series B financing round. The round was led by Goodwater Capital, which led the Dosh’s Series A… Read More

Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint Appoints Scott Grayson as Head of Enterprise Sales

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset exchanges globally, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Scott Grayson as its new SVP and Head of Enterprise Sales. Grayson brings more than 25 years of experience leading sales teams… Read More

ICOs 2.0: Security Tokens Set to Take Centre Stage

Make way for the next generation of blockchain crowdfunding Alongside the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) saw explosive growth in 2017, with more than 1,500 ICOs raising a combined total of over $28 billion in the last two years alone…. Read More

Six Alleged Bitcoin Mining Equipment Thieves Convicted in Iceland

Seven men police believe conspired to rob multiple Bitcoin “mines” in Iceland have been convicted, and their leader sentenced to 4.5 years in prison, Icelandic news outlet DV reports. Starting in December 2017, and for several weeks thereafter, six men led by Sindri Thor Steffanson allegedly robbed… Read More

Blockchain: State of Wyoming Introduces Bill to Better Define Digital Assets

This past week, the state of Wyoming introduced legislation designed to clarify the taxable status of digital assets. The bill (SF 0125), is being sponsored by state Senators Nethercott, Driskill, Perkins and Rothfuss, along with Representatives Harshman, Lindholm, Loucks, Olsen and Wilson. Wyoming has positioned… Read More

Blackmoon Announces Strategic Partnership With Rivver to Create New ETx

Blockchain fintech company, Blackmoon, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with  Rivver, a financial service firm whose goal is to digitize the secondary exchange of LP interests of investment funds, to create a branded Exchange Traded Index (ETx). This news comes just days after… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Milestone: Opens More than 200,000 New Member Accounts in 2018

Canadian fintech Mogo Finance Technology announced on Tuesday it opened more than 210,000 new member accounts in 2018, which brought its member base to approximately 756,000 on December 31st.  The company claims it is a digital challenger to the banks in Canada and empowers consumers with solutions… Read More

Medtech Firm Verseon Uses in House STO Platform Blockrules to “Transform Access to Investment Opportunities”

Verseon (AIM: VSN), a company that provides a “computer-driven approach to drug discovery” says it is trying to change the capital markets landscape by bringing regulatory certainty to the blockchain with the goal of connecting a global investor community with innovative companies in biotech and more. Last… Read More

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