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Apple Announces CryptoKit Tools as Framework in Swift at WWDC

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going crypto, so it seems. This week Apple held its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) sharing all of their forthcoming software updates along with a super expensive, high powered Mac Pro. During one of the many developer sessions, Apple announced a… Read More

Previously Crowdfunded on Seedrs, Stamplay is Acquired by Apple

Stamplay is a company that previously raised capital online at Seedrs. Today, it is part of Apple (NASDAQ:APPL). The Italian startup was purchased for €5 million (£4.28M or $ 5.6M), according to a write up in Isole24Ore. The founders and employees are now a part… Read More

Apple Introduces New Credit Card “Apple Card”

Technology giant Apple announced on Monday its new credit card, Apple Card, which is described as an innovative, new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Apple reported that the Apple Card is built into… Read More

Apple and Goldman Sachs to Partner on Credit Card Linked to iPhone Wallet

Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are hooking up with a new credit card scheduled to launch this spring, according to a report in WSJ.com. Rumblings of a Goldman – Apple partnership first emerged in May of 2018, again reported by WSJ. At… Read More

Apple SEC Filing Mentions Blockchain in Regards to Conflict Minerals Management

In a relatively obscure filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, tech behemoth Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) indicated its participation in blockchain tech. First uncovered by CoinDesk, the specific filing  Form SD (Specialized Disclosure Report) pertains to Apple’s Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period January 1, 2018,… Read More

Apple Pay Streamlines Money Transfers to TD Ameritrade

Brokerage TD Ameritrade has partnered up with Apple (NASDAQ:APPL) to provide a streamlined money transfer. As of today, individual investors may instantly transfer funds to their brokerage account via Apple Pay and Apple Business Chat using iMessages. In a release, TD Ameritrade explained that historically… Read More

Financial Innovation Now, the Group that Represents Amazon, Apple, Google & More, Welcomes OCCs Decision to Move Forward with Fintech Charter

Financial Innovation Now (FIN), the group that represents big techs interest in Fintech, has issued a comment on the decision by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to move forward with a Fintech Charter following the release of a report on Fintech by… Read More

Google Follows Apple in Banning Cryptocurrency Mining Apps

Less than two months after Apple’s App Store banned on-device cryptocurrency mining on both iOS and macOS, competitor Google has followed suit and banned cryptocurrency mining on Google Pay. According to the Verge, Apple has established the following rules for its iOS, macOS, watchOS, and… Read More

eBay & Square Partner on Business Loans, Apple Pay Coming to eBay this Fall

eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY)  and Square Capital (NYSE:SQ) have signed an agreement to provide up to $100,000 in credit to sellers – in as little as one day. The partnership is not only a streamlined offering of financing for small businesses that use eBay but also a… Read More

Apple Pay Coming to Revolut? [u]

Earlier this week, Revolut tweeted out that something “huge” is coming to the Revolut App. The digital bank already enables cryptocurrency trading, so what could it be? Speculation is that since it has to do with paying with your phone – it must be Apple… Read More

Apple Unblocks Telegram, Allows GDPR Updates

On May 31st, Pavel Durov, CEO of private messaging app Telegram broadcast on Telegram that Apple was cooperating with a Russian government ban on the app and refusing to allow Telegram users across the globe to upload important updates at iTunes. “Apple has been preventing… Read More

Report: Apple & Goldman Sachs to Hook Up on Branded Credit Card

An article in WSJ is reporting that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has decided to partner up with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) on a new joint credit card. Expected to launch early next year, the initiative is described as “a move that would deepen the technology giant’s push into… Read More

One Infinite Loop: Apple App Store Said to be Blocking Chinese Peer to Peer Lenders from Updating Apps Due to Regulatory Disconnect

We have received some information from an insider regarding Chinese peer to peer lending platforms being unable to update their Apps in the Apple App store due to a regulatory disconnect. From what we have been told, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is enforcing a rule that requires… Read More

MyEtherWallet Clone App Breaches Apple App Store Vetting Process

The excitement surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has driven a huge surge in popular interest in Apps that allow individuals to purchase, or sell, digital currencies. This week, something rare happened as an imposter App reportedly managed to evade Apple’s stringent vetting process to post… Read More

Apple Pay Cash Expected to Hit Europe this Fall

Apple Pay Cash, the feature that will allow users to transfer money using the iMessage App baked into all iOS devices is expected to hit Europe this Fall. This comes after LetsGoDigital noticed Apple had filed for a Trademark in Europe for Apple Pay Cash…. Read More

Apple is Now Partnering with WeChat Pay in China

In a local announcement, Apple added WeChat Pay, part of Tencent, for payments in its App store and online music. WeChat is a social network similar to Twitter that has evolved into providing additional services. Apple already accepts Alipay, part of Alibaba, for payments on… Read More

Report: Fintech Unicorn Transferwise to Allow Fund Transfer via Apple Pay Globally

Transferwise, one of the highest profile Fintech firms in Europe, has added Apple Pay to the list of options its users may leverage to move money around the world. Transferwise has been working with Apple Pay for some time now but according to a report… Read More

Dash Milestone: Passes Apple’s Review Process & Becomes An Approved Digital Currency on the iTunes App Store

Dash, a payments-focused digital currency, announced on Wednesday it has officially been accepted by Apple as an approved cryptocurrency on the iTunes App Store. Speaking about the approval, CEO of Dash Core Ryan Taylor stated: “As Dash continues to expand our user base and ecosystem of services,… Read More

Alibaba Must Acquire Starbucks, WeWork, Airbnb, Uber, Tesla & PayPal

During July 2016, I was part of a delegation of US Fintech executives visiting our counterparts in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China. We toured and visited some of the most exciting Fintech platforms in China such as LuFax, CreditEase, Tencent (the creator of WeChat),… Read More

3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

This article highlights three takeaways for Fintech firms from Mary Meeker’s 355-page-long report: 1) The Internet’s center of gravity shifts to Asia; 2) The biggest get bigger; 3) Fintechs must use gamification to improve customer engagement. Since 2001, Mary Meeker, a Partner at venture capital… Read More

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