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How OARO is Capitalizing on Blockchain in Financial Services, Supply Chains and Identity Verification

The use of digital services has many applications in the world of finance, especially when you incorporate blockchain technology, and one of the companies using these technologies to benefit business is OARO. Founded in 2017, OARO is a Canadian company with offices in Halifax, N.S.,… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Unicorn Ualá to Expand Operations in Mexico with Planned ABC Capital Acquisition

Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá is reportedly expanding its operations and overall presence in Mexico via the acquisition of domestic bank, ABC Capital. The transaction, which is currently subject to government approval, should allow Ualá to move into different business segments. Pierpaolo Barbieri, CEO at Ualá,… Read More

Latin American Crypto Experiences Analyzed in Research Note

July proved to be a turbulent month for cryptocurrencies in Latin America, the authors of a research note from Blockchain Intelligence Group discovered. While Mexico at one point looked poised to regulate crypto, they instead went in the opposite direction by banning its use by… Read More

Fintech Sector in Argentina Now Includes Over 300 Firms, Employs 15,000+ Professionals: Report

Argentina’s fast-evolving Fintech sector now includes more than 300 firms that currently employ around 15,000 workers. During this year, the nation’s financial technology ecosystem is expected to create over 5,600 new roles, which indicates that the Fintech industry is set to experience steady growth and… Read More

Canadian E-Commerce Growth World’s Second Largest

The Canadian e-commerce market grew by 75 percent in 2020, the second-fastest rate in the world, data from eMarketer shows. The stat is one of several describing robust growth for Canadian e-commerce, which for the first time in 2020 made up more than 10 percent… Read More

Mexico based Digital Payments and Commerce Fintech Clip Secures $250M from SoftBank Latin America Fund, Others

Mexico-based Clip, a digital payments and commerce Fintech, revealed on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) that it has acquired $250 million in capital via a round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund and Viking Global Investors LP. Clip‘s latest investment round is the largest ever… Read More

Fintech and Bank UX Report Released by Axxiome Business Unit ADiLA Research Studio

ADiLA Research Studio, the new business division of Axxiome (a global solutions provider for the financial services sector focusing on advisory in banking, complexity reduction and analytics), has published a second study on UX (user experience) when working with Fintech solution providers and with banks… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ualá has Issued Over 100,000 Debit Cards in Mexico, Just A Few Months After Launch

Less than 6 months after its launch in Mexico’s markets, the Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá has managed to issue over 100,000 debit cards in the country. Ualá provides a user-friendly app and various tools for effectively managing personal finances. In a recent interview with El… Read More

Fintech Alchemy Hires Full Stack Developer David Ortiz from Argentina, Company to Continue Expanding into LatAm

Alchemy, a back-end Fintech that provides SaaS banking services, recently welcomed David Ortiz to their team. Alchemy confirmed in an update on March 26, 2021 that they’re planning to continue to expand their business operations in Latin America (LatAm). As noted in the release, Alchemy… Read More

Digital Banking: Neobanks like Nubank, Neon, and Uala are Now Key Players in South and Latin America Fintech Sector

The digital banking sector in South America has been growing steadily, with now over 30 neobanks in the region. Digital banking platforms currently serve more than 50 million consumers out of the region’s (approximately) 430 million residents, according to the latest data from Dutch Fintech… Read More

Stellar Invests in Settle Network, a LATAM Digital Asset Settlement Network

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has invested $3 million, paid in Lumens, in the Settle Network, a Latin American digital assets settlement network facilitating payments and exchange. The investment is described as boosting stablecoin usage with a “world’s first” stablecoin exchange Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive… Read More

Omar Arab: EVP of Corporate Business at VeriTran Explains how Low-Code Platforms Help Deploy Seamless Fintech Applications

We recently connected with Omar Arab, EVP of Corporate Business at VeriTran, a leading low-code platform provider for enterprises. Arab talked about how low-code solutions make it easier for everyone, including non-programmers, to create applications for a wide variety of use cases – including banking… Read More

Bitso Receives $62-million Investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors

Bitso, a Mexico based crypto platform, has received a $62 million investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors. The series B funding represents the first foray into cryptocurrency for both QED Investors and Kaszek Ventures. The digital asset platform says this is the first major… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports that Russia, Venezuela, Colombia are Among its Main Markets with Most BTC Trading Activity

LocalBitcoins, a global peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, notes that its platform allows users to invest in BTC which is notably one of the best-performing assets of 2020. The LocalBitcoins team confirms in a blog post: “According to our data, our main markets are… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Firm Ualá to Offer Mobile Payments Services to Small Businesses 

Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá will be offering mobile payments services to small businesses. Ualá is backed by major investors such as George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Tencent Holdings Ltd. The company confirmed that it will be expanding its operations into merchant services in Argentina. Ualá… Read More

First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Fintech Galileo Enables Ualá Expansion into Mexico

Galileo, an API standard for card issuing, virtual card solutions and digital banking, is aiding Argentina based Fintech Ualá’s expansion into Mexico. Moving into Mexico is Ualá’s first expansion outside its home country. Ualá is a Fintech with a mission to bring Latin American financial… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Argentina Gets a Boost as Local Banks to Launch P2P Money Transfer App, Dimo

Banks in Argentina have reportedly launched a new peer to peer (P2P) money transfer app, called Dimo. There are around 20 local banks that have now registered with the joint venture firm Pay Digital, which will be developing and deploying Dimo, according to an update… Read More

Fast Pace of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Latin America May be due to Dramatic Rise in Smartphone Users, Bitso Executive Reveals

Bitso, one of Latin America’s largest digital asset exchanges, has reportedly reached 1 million users before its planned launch in Brazil. Santiago Alvarado, director of international payments at Bitso, recently talked about how cryptocurrencies might help with settling cross-border transactions in Latin America. Alvarado, whose… Read More

The Fintechs Promoting Financial Education For All in Latin America

Increasing financial inclusion is a high-priority goal of many countries because it has a widespread positive impact. Studies show that expanding financial inclusion enables seven of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with more financial stability leading to improved social conditions, community development, and economic growth…. Read More

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