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Lightning Network Friendly Fold App Raises $2.5 Million to Bring Bitcoin Payments to Retailers

The Lightning Network (LN)-compatible Fold App, which lets users purchase clothes and various other items and receive Bitcoin-back rewards, has added support for fiat currencies after completing its first investment round as an independent startup. The company recently spun out of crypto venture studio Thesis… Read More

Ownera Digital Securities API Plans Launch in Partnership with Amazon

Ownera, an emerging digital securities network for the issuance of blockchain-based securities, says it will be releasing its “Digital Securities API” utilizing the Amazon Managed Blockchain service running HyperLedger Fabric. A recent research report noted that Hyperledger Fabric appears to be the clear winner for… Read More

Revolut Works with WWF and The Rainforest Alliance to Provide Donations to Amazon Rainforest

Digital bank Revolut is working with WWF and The Rainforest Alliance regarding the emergency appeal to support those dealing with the devastation caused by fire to the Amazon rainforest. Revolut has a donations feature as part of its bank application. Revolut initially launched this past… Read More

Outage at Amazon Web Services as Bitcoins to Trade for Less Than $1

A problem with Amazon Web Services caused, “some 500 error messages on APIs and affecting some withdrawal processing,” at Binance, the exchange’s CEO claimed on Twitter Friday. Amazon Web Services (AWS)  is a cloud-computing platform and subsidiary of Amazon. Individuals, companies and governments use the… Read More

Amazon Pay VP Says Company Has No Plans to Partner on Libra or Develop Cryptocurrency without Clear Need

Patrick Gaulthier, vice president of Amazon Pay told attendees at Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance 2019 event earlier this month that retail giant has no immediate plans to involve itself with Facebook’s Libra coin venture or start an Amazon crypto. “It’s fresh, it’s speculative,” he said regarding Libra…. Read More

Amazon Reportedly Teams Up With Synchrony Financial to Launch New Credit Card For Those With Credit Struggles

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly teamed up with Synchrony Financial to launch its new credit card. According to CNBC, the program, Amazon Credit Builder, lends to shoppers with no credit history or bad credit, who would otherwise be exempt from Amazon’s loyalty cards. Tom Quindlen,… Read More

Amazon Web Services Announces General Availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced on Wednesday the general availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks.  AWS revealed: “Customers who want to allow multiple parties to… Read More

Como Audio (& Tivoli) Smart Speaker CEO + Founder Thomas DeVesto Launches Wefunder Campaign: Listen to the Music

Does the name Tivoli Audio sound familiar?  Thomas DeVesto, the CEO, Founder, and Designer of Tivoli Audio (acq. 2015) and Cambridge SoundWorks (acq. 2000), recently launched his newest company, Como Audio, which designs, manufactures, and sells smart speakers. After successfully Kickstarting this past March (973 backers pledged $268,142 and… Read More

Amazon: Fundrise Allows You to Invest in Property Near Amazon’s DC Headquarters with New eFund

Real estate investment platform Fundrise says it has been quietly accumulating property near the area Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has just announced they will be establishing a new headquarters. Amazon’s east coast headquarters will create a huge economic impact for the DC/Northern Virginia market, not to mention… Read More

Amazon Launches New Payment Option For International Shoppers With Western Union

Western Union announced on Wednesday it has partnered with online retailing giant Amazon to launch a new payment option that will allow international shoppers to pay in person, in local currency where available, for their online purchases.  According to the duo, Western Union’s money movement platform… Read More

ICICI Bank Teams Up With Amazon to Launch Co-Branded Credit Card

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Amazon to launch a new credit card. According to ICICI Bank, the co-branded card offers a reward points program exclusive for “digitally savvy customers” and is claimed to be the first card… Read More

Qtum Blockchain Named Amazon Web Services Partner in China

Qtum, a blockchain application platform, announced last week it has been named Amazons web services partner in China. Qtum reported the partnership sees the on-demand cloud computing giant working with a cryptocurrency project with a $325 million market capitalization. Qtum revealed that its cryptocurrency, AMI, was listed… Read More

Crowdcube’s Partnership With Amazon Launchpad Expands into Spain

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced on Friday it has internationally expanded its partnership with Amazon Launchpad. According to the funding portal, the partnership with Amazon Launchpad was established in 2015 originally to increase the visibility of its successful crowdfunding campaigns (also known as Funded Club)… Read More

Bain: Most People Want a Bank of Amazon and that’s Bad for Traditional Banks

Consulting group Bain is out with some interesting numbers on the foregone conclusion that a Bank of Amazon will be reality someday. While this is great news for team Bezos it is not so good for traditional retail banks – a sector of finance that is… Read More

The Time Has Come to Regulate the Tech Titans: A Tiered Approach to Regulation in Favour of Competition, Innovation and Consumer Rights

With tech titans the most valuable companies on the planet, the notion of self-regulation is no longer appropriate or fit for purpose. Is now the time for governments to step in to protect consumers and ensure a more competitive environment? The role of the technology… Read More

American Express Teams Up With Amazon to Create New Credit Card For Small Businesses in the U.S.

American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced last week plans to launch a co-branded Amazon credit card for small businesses in the U.S. According to the credit giant, the new card will enhance the way small businesses buy goods and services across Amazon and is part of… Read More

Decentralized Platform Orvium Preps for Token Generation Event: Team Talent Gathered from CERN, NASA, Amazon and Oracle

Orvium, an open-source and decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data reportedly run by employees and technology solutions experts of several institutions and businesses, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Amazon, Oracle, as… Read More

India Insurtech Acko Secures $12 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Amazon

Acko, an India-based insurtech firm, announced this week that it raised $12 million through its latest investment round, which was led by online retailing giant, Amazon. Founded in 2017 by Varun Dua, Acko describes itself as a digital insurance company that is looking to redefine insurance… Read More

Funding Circle Announces New Borrower Referral Incentive

On Monday, Funding Circle announced it is now offering £1,500 in Amazon vouchers to those who recommend its platform to new customers. The online lender also reported that the new customer will receive a £100 Amazon voucher as well.  To get their vouchers, customers need… Read More

Amazon. Stop Being Everything to Everybody!

  In two of my previous articles, “The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018” and “Top The Fintech Predictions for 2017”,  I predicted a few things to come including The End of Privacy, Vertical Integration and What’s Your Advantage where I visualized Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla,… Read More

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