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New Crypto Ban Proposal in India Recommends Over $3 Million Fine and Up to 10 Years Prison Sentence for Entities Dealing in Virtual Currencies

Indian officials are reportedly considering passing a law that would ban the use of decentralized cryptocurrencies.  As reported by India’s Economic Times, the nation’s government might see a legal framework as being more effective than the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) blanket ban on crypto-assets…. Read More

India Fintech Tabby Raises $7 Million to Launch “Buy Now Pay Later” Solution in Saudi Arabia

India-based fintech Tabby announced this week it raise of $7 million through its latest funding round, which was led by Raed Ventures with participation from MSA Capital and existing investor Arbor Ventures. Founded in 2019, Tabby states it provides customers with the flexibility to pay… Read More

P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Marketplaces in India Report Increased Activity, as Local Blockchain Job Market Begins to Take Off

Centralized digital asset exchanges such as CoinDCX and WazirX in India have been aggressively marketing their services to the nation’s residents, after the Supreme Court of India struck down the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) blanket ban on crypto-asset businesses in March 2020. Peer to… Read More

Philippines based Digital Financial Services Firm Ayannah Merges with Indian Payments Company Equity Capital Advisors

Philippines based Ayannah, an online financial services provider, and India’s payments firm Equity Capital Advisors (ECAPS) have merged their operations in order to provide cost-effective and more accessible financial services to South Asia and Southeast Asia’s growing middle-class population. The merged entity will aim to… Read More

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’s Startup Hub NSRCEL Shortlists 25 Indian Fintech Firms for Development Program

NSRCEL, a startup hub established at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), has released its list of 25 Fintech companies that have been shortlisted to take part in a 15-month business and product development program. Through the program, these Fintech startups can expect to… Read More

Digital Payments: Reserve Bank of India Establishes $33 Million Fund to Support PoS Systems and Infrastructure

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) noted on June 5, 2020, that it will be establishing a Payments Infrastructure Development Fund in order to promote digital payments adoptions across the nation, which is struggling to cope with the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. The RBI confirmed that… Read More

Crypto Exchange WazirX’s CEO Nischal Shetty Claims Government Agencies in India are Taking More Interest in Blockchcain and Digital Assets

Nischal Shetty, founder and CEO at WazirX, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange acquired by Binance, claims that government agencies in the country have begun to take more interest in understanding and even helping to grow the nation’s nascent digital asset and blockchain ecosystem. Shetty noted via… Read More

CoinDCX Explains how Onfido’s AI-enhanced Software uses Biometrics to Verify Users’ IDs on India-based Digital Asset Exchange

The digital asset and blockchain space is still in its infancy or early stages of development. There are many companies working on developing key infrastructure needed to support emerging cryptocurrency businesses. Cybersecurity, ID verification, AML/KYC processes, and even cryptocurrency-related insurance services are already being developed… Read More

Publicly Listed Indian Fintech Lender 5paisa Announces Pay Hike for Employees to help them Cope with COVID-19 Challenges

India’s only publicly-listed Fintech company, 5paisa, revealed on June 3, 2020 that it would be giving its workers a 15% raise on their salaries and will also be offering advance bonus payouts in order to improve or boost employee morale. 5paisa’s generous move has come… Read More

Paxful Enters India Market, Quickly Emerges as Top P2P Bitcoin Marketplace

Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, has recently entered India – a country that has recently seen a change in rules that have enabled crypto exchanges to operate thus opening the door to a huge market. Paxful states that an in-house survey about the future potential… Read More

India’s CoinSwitch, an Aggregator of Digital Asset Exchanges, Introduces Indian Rupee based Crypto Exchange Mobile App

CoinSwitch.co, an established aggregator of digital asset exchanges in India, recently introduced CoinSwitch Kuber, which is the Indian Rupee (INR) cryptocurrency exchange mobile app designed specifically and “exclusively” for the Indian market. This launch has come during very challenging times as the world tries to… Read More

China and India Reportedly have Highest Fintech Adoption Rate, but New VC Funds Mainly Focused on Revenue-Generating Fintechs, According to Efi Pylarinou

  Efi Pylarinou, a Fintech and Blockchain Advisor based in Switzerland, notes that funding is “on everybodys’ mind,” which might particularly be true for early-stage startups that have not yet acquired a significant user base. Pylarinou confirms that the valuations of later-stage Fintech companies have… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital Partners Global Value Creation Partners to Offer Better Online Lending Services to SMEs

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an online lending platform for SMEs, has teamed up with Global Value Creation Partners (GVCP), in order to provide better financing services to small businesses. GVCP has appointed two expert advisors, Vincent Polizatto and William Haworth, to the U GRO… Read More

Indian Microlending Firm SATYA MicroCapital Ltd Secures Over $13 Million in Equity Funding from Tokyo’s Gojo & Co.

SATYA MicroCapital Ltd, a fast-growing micro-lending firm based in India, has secured INR 105 crore (appr. $13.85 million) in equity funding from Gojo & Company, Inc. This is reportedly one of the first investments in the nation’s microfinance sector after the COVID-19 outbreak, and government-enforced… Read More

Leading Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Secures $2.5 Million in Additional Investments to Support Nationwide “TryCrypto” Campaign

  CoinDCX, one of India’s largest digital asset exchanges, has secured an additional $2.5 million in funding from several major blockchain investors, including Coinbase Ventures (the investment division of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase) and Polychain Capital. The latest investment acquired by CoinDCX has come around two… Read More

Indian Fintech Zaggle Teams Up With Visa to Develop Payments Solutions for Local Startups and SMEs

Indian Fintech firm Zaggle has teamed up with Visa in order to support various payments solutions for SMEs. Both companies will work cooperatively to develop solutions for startups and SMEs that will help them improve their overall productivity and efficiency. Businesses will be able to… Read More

India Fintech Startup Jingle Pay Set to Bring Neobanking Services to the Middle East

Jingle Pay, an India-based neobanking startup, announced on Thursday it is launching its fintech services into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Launched in 2019, Jingle Pay offers social payment solutions for individuals and businesses on mobile as well as desktop platforms. “Jingle Pay has digitized… Read More

Molinari Media Plans Fintech.TV Launch in India

Molinari Media will open its first international subsidiary office in Delhi, India, according to a company release. Founded by CEO Vince Molinari, Molinari Media (MM ) is a global Fintech media and broadcast company that broadcasts from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ and… Read More

Indian Online Lender Lendingkart Secures Over $42 Million in Funding via Round Led by Bertelsmann India Investments, Others

India-based online lender Lendingkart Technologies has secured Rs 319 crore (appr. $42.16 million) in funding through a Series D investment round, which was led by existing investors Bertelsmann India Investments, Fullerton Financial Holdings, IndiaQuotient, and Sistema Asia Fund. LendingKart’s management said that the capital raised… Read More

Indian Fintech Fintso Claims that Previously Stable Debt Securities are Now More Volatile than Equity

Mumbai-based Fintech firm Fintso, which aims to “democratize” wealth management in India, is arguing that debt securities can be more volatile than equity. Recently established in December 2019, Fintso secured $2.6 million in funding in March 2020. Fintso’s management says that debt securities have previously… Read More

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