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Chainalysis Analyzes London Metropolitan Police’s Disruption of Phishing as a Service Provider LabHost

On April 17, 2024, London’s Metropolitan Police had announced the disruption of LabHost, which is described in an update by Chainalysis as a “notorious” phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) provider that enabled cybercriminals to “breach the bank accounts of victims around the world, following an operation conducted in… Read More

Cyberattacks have More than Doubled Since Start of COVID-19 Outbreak – Research Report

Cyberattacks have more than doubled since the pandemic, according to a recent update shared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While companies have historically suffered relatively modest direct losses from cyberattacks, some have “experienced a much heavier toll,” the IMF report notes. US credit reporting… Read More

BBVA Spark to Access Capchase Technology, Enabling Analysis of Clients via Open Banking

Through a new partnership, BBVA Spark will access Capchase‘s technology, which enables a digital analysis of clients through innovative technologies such as open banking, and live connections to ERPs (financial management software) or electronic invoicing sources. This process speeds up decision-making and ensures “that financing… Read More

Bitcoin and Crypto Market Movements Align with Pre-Halving Rally, A Trend Observed in Previous BTC Cycles – Analysis

With Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, finally surging past the $52,000 mark at the time of writing, a pre-halving rally reminiscent of previous cycles seems to be unfolding. This is according to an update shared by the analysts at Bitfinex. To shed light on this… Read More

Crypto Analyst Examines Investment and Trading Strategies Related to Bitcoin and Altcoin Performance in Bull Markets

Dan Morehead, the Founder and Managing Partner of Pantera Capital, recently looked into whether altcoins can outperform Bitcoin during this bull cycle. Dan Morehead noted that this is a question they often hear from digital assets and blockchain industry participants. His colleagues Cosmo Jiang and… Read More

Efficient Cross-Border Payment Services have Potential to Improve Lives by Enabling Economic Growth – Report

Faster, cheaper, and more transparent cross-border payment services have “the potential to improve many lives by supporting economic growth, international trade, global development, and financial inclusion.” This, according to an update shared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Group of Twenty has prioritized such… Read More

Central Banks Likely to Keep Interest Rates Higher for Longer in Economies with Elevated Core Inflation – IMF Analysis

Central banks will likely keep interest rates higher for longer in economies with persistently elevated core inflation (excluding food and energy prices), according to an update shared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF noted that the high-interest-rate environment, which recently “triggered banking sector… Read More

Bitcoin Fundamental Outlook: BTC Now Considered a Digital Alternative to Physical Gold – Report

Bitcoin’s price continued to rise in November and the crypto recovery broadened to a wider array of market segments, the Grayscale team noted. Grayscale also mentioned in a report that financial markets relaxed “about certain macro risks, including the geopolitical conflict in the Middle East… Read More

Unprecedented Binance Settlement Could Lead to Greater Crypto Industry Transparency via Workable Regulations, Fintech Professional Claims

Former CEO and Binance founder Changpeng Zhao‘s (CZ) departure from the firm will trigger some short-term volatility in the cryptocurrency market, but crypto will “continue to thrive as more institutional money pours in,” predicts the CEO of an independent financial advisory, asset management and fintech… Read More

Identity Fraud Set to Peak During Shopping Surge – Experian Report

Identity fraud rose by more than a fifth this year, “amid warnings that fraudulent activity is set to peak over the Christmas shopping period.” New analysis from Experian reveals “that identity fraud rose by 22% in 2023, when compared to 2022, with the trend expected… Read More

UK Venture Capital Funding Sees 27.2% YoY Decline to $8.7B During Jan-Aug 2023 – Report

The UK witnessed 898 venture capital (VC) funding deals of worth $8.7 billion during January-August 2023. This represents “a 27.2% drop in the volume compared to the same period in 2022.” Notably, the decline in terms of disclosed deal value “was significantly steeper, registering at… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Comments on Long-Term Benefits of Saving Extra Income

Analysis by PensionBee, an online pension provider, has found that putting a pay rise in a pension now can “lead to a bigger rise in annual retirement income later on.” Regular pay including bonuses in the UK “rose 8.5% in the year to July 2023,… Read More

US Venture Capital Investments Decline by Over 45% YoY to $89.3B in Q1-Q3 2023 – Report

The US startup ecosystem witnessed a considerable decline in venture capital (VC) funding activity “during the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2023.” A total of 5,448 VC funding deals “with disclosed value worth of $89.3 billion were announced in the US during the period.” This… Read More

Higher-for-Longer Interest Rate Narrative Became “Louder” as Bank of England Might Not Be Quick to Cut Rates – Analysis

A market report has highlighted some key developments from the past week, including the following updates: Bank of England’s chief economist highlights challenge ahead for policymakers Hotter-than-expected US inflation leads to mixed trading ahead of bank results Microsoft takeover of Activision approved by regulator Middle… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Long-Term BTC Holders Increase as Market to Closely Watch Inflation Data – Report

Matteo Greco, Research Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset and fintech investment business Fineqia International, has shared insights on the latest developments in the Bitcoin (BTC) and digital assets markets. Analyzing BTC supply, Greco notes that approximately 68.5% of “the total circulating supply has… Read More

UK Suffers “Record” Number of Ransomware Attacks, Elliptic Report Claims

Organizations in the United Kingdom reportedly suffered a record number of ransomware attacks last year, according to analysis of a dataset published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In its data security incident trends – which “are reported to the data protection regulator – the… Read More

UK Economy Report: High Interest Rates, Continued Uncertainty, Low Productivity Could Pose Challenges

High interest rates, continued uncertainty and low productivity could see the UK struggle to keep its head above water “in the second half of the year – with GDP growth forecast at 0.4% in 2023 and 0.3% in 2024,” according to KPMG’s latest UK Economic… Read More

UK Private Equity Deal Value Increased Substantially QoQ in Q2 2023, Deal Count Increased for 4th Straight Quarter – Report

In Q2 2023, UK private equity (PE) deal value “increased 13.2% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) while the estimated deal count increased for the fourth straight quarter, signalling the start of a potential recovery in UK dealmaking,” according to an update from Pitchbook. Pitchbook noted that “in light… Read More

P2P Investing Report: Funds Invested via European Peer to Peer Platforms Increased by 48% YoY, Reaching €300M Per Month in May 2023

Over the summer, the number of monthly visits to the most popular European continental P2P platforms grew by 22.5%, according to an update shared by UnaFinancial (formerly doing business as Robo.cash). The analysis of monthly traffic by UnaFinancial of the websites of leading European P2P… Read More

Crypto Market Analysis: Over 75% of Bitcoin Supply Held by Long-Term Holders, Only Small Portion of BTC Held by Short-Term Holders

The Bitcoin (BTC) and broader digital assets market is experiencing increased volatility. Matteo Greco, Research Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset and fintech investment business Fineqia International (CSE:FNQ), notes that Bitcoin (BTC) had “closed last week around $25,850, a 0.5% decrease in price from… Read More

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