Tagged: Digital Economy

MENA Region Digital Transformation Report: Economy Is Evolving Rapidly, Embracing Fintech Solutions

Checkout.com releases the second phase of its Digital Transformation in MENA 2022 report. Following the launch of part one last month – which included insights from 15,000 consumers in the region – the next chapter “interviews businesses and their leaders at the forefront of the… Read More

Wio Bank, Mambu Bring Virtual Banking Services to the UAE

Mambu’s cloud-native banking platform enables Wio Bank “to achieve a faster time to market as it helps establish the UAE as a hub for the growing digital economy.” Wio Bank provides access “to banking and business support services in a fast, convenient and fully digital… Read More

Digital Asset Infrastructure Firm CANVAS Launches L2 Scaling Solution for “Gasless” DeFi Transactions

CANVAS, a DeFi infrastructure company, is pleased to announce the testnet launch of CANVAS Connect, the Layer 2 scaling solution “built for the digital economy.” CANVAS Connect was “built in partnership with StarkWare, using the company’s STARK Proofs to batch DeFi transactions.” The new service… Read More

Visa Program Unlocks Opportunities in Creator Economy

Creators are driving a “revolution” in digital commerce and culture – producing content that entertains, engages, and “educates online communities in powerful new ways.” To serve this growing category of small business, Visa (NYSE: V) announced “the launch of the Visa Ready Creator Commerce program.”… Read More

Talenthouse Acquires Coolabi to Deepen Creative Proposition within IP Space

Since Talenthouse completed the acquisition of Coolabi which covers several markets including UK, US and China, both businesses are working together “to deepen Talenthouse’s proposition within the Creator Economy space and diversify its offering amidst an unsteady market.” With market conditions looking to continue in… Read More

Atomic, Hydrogen to Help Workers Tackle Financial Stress with Personal Finance Platform

Atomic, the provider of payroll connectivity is announcing today its partnership with Hydrogen, a Fintech platform that “enables businesses to quickly launch white label debit cards with no coding and one, all-inclusive platform.” By partnering with Atomic, Hydrogen “enables organizations to seamlessly integrate payroll connectivity… Read More

Tamas Kadar: CEO at SEON Comments on Fraud in the Metaverse, Latest NFT, Fintech Trends

We recently connected with Tamas Kadar, CEO and co-founder at SEON., which aims to harness the power of AI to protect your business from fraud, get a 360° view of customers, and increase conversion rates. Kadar talked about the latest issues involving e-commerce fraud. His… Read More

Digital Banking: Wio Bank PJSC Launches in the UAE

Wio Bank PJSC announced its official launch in the UAE, “becoming the first platform bank in the region, aiming to transform banking operating models towards a more digital future.” This is in line with the UAE’s Digital Economy Strategy that aims “to double the contribution… Read More

Ajman Bank to Introduce Mastercard Touch Card, Driving Inclusion across UAE

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Ajman Bank have strengthened their commitment to inclusion through a new initiative “designed to expand access to the digital economy.” The Touch Card is “an accessible payment card that will allow blind and partially sighted people to easily facilitate payments and… Read More

Emirates NBD to Support Metaverse Startup Accelerator

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the MENA region an Turkey, has launched a global accelerator program for metaverse start-ups “to enhance customer experience for the new virtual economy, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive, the largest financial technology hub… Read More

Zimpler, Gigapay to Offer Instant Payouts for Digital Content Creators

Zimpler, a Fintech company based in Sweden, has partnered with Fintech startup Gigapay in order to offer content creators with a seamless payout management system. Gigapay was reportedly the first to accommodate freelancers without a registered firm and now thanks to their collaboration with Zimpler,… Read More

CBA Establishes Melbourne Tech Hub with University Partnerships

Commonwealth Bank has unveiled its latest technology hub designed “to support more than 400 software developers, cloud engineers and cyber specialists in the Melbourne CBD and help create new opportunities for Victoria’s expanding digital economy workforce.” The hub, based in the heart of Melbourne’s central… Read More

ShareRing, a Digital Identity Blockchain Ecosystem, to Enhance Privacy, Security for Web3 Consumers

ShareRing’s purpose is to remove “friction” throughout the world, and digital identities is a vehicle that can “help accomplish this.” Tim Bos, CEO at ShareRing, stated: “Over the years, there’s been a trend for large companies to host more and more data about you in… Read More

$100M Tech Fund Launched by ADQ and Jordan’s Ministry of Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship

ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, recently announced the launch of a $100 million technology-focused venture capital fund with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) of Jordan, in the presence of His Excellency the Prime Minister of Jordan, Bisher Al Khasawneh…. Read More

Huobi Global Invests in Cube As Part of Web 3.0 Strategy

Huobi Global, a cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain solutions provider, recently announced its investment in Cube, a public chain that “provides innovative infrastructure for Web 3.0 and the metaverse.” The launch underscores Huobi Global’s strategy “to expand its Web 3.0 ecosystem.” Cube (formerly Cube Chain) is… Read More

Januar Selects Tuum as Core Banking Platform to Support Account, Payment Solutions for Crypto Firms

Januar, the compliant gateway to the new digital economy for crypto businesses and institutional investors, has chosen Tuum as the core banking platform “to power its pan-Europe goals.” Tuum’s banking core will be used “to build account and payment solutions for crypto companies, in order… Read More

Blockchain Security Firm SlowMist Teams Up with Go+ Security

SlowMist recently revealed that they’re working cooperatively with Go+ Security in order to help secure the future of Web3. The main goal of this cooperation is “to exchange data.” SlowMist will provide Go+ Security with their malicious address data of EVM tokens (mostly on ETH… Read More

Crypto-Native Worlds Decentraland, The Sandbox Let Users Leverage NFTs to Express Digital Personalities: Report

The non-fungible token (NFT) boom of 2021 not only brought “mainstream attention” to digital art investment, it also “catalyzed increased development of the crypto metaverse,” according to an update from Kraken. The Metaverse — a previously “esoteric” term first used in the 1992 science fiction… Read More

Cosmos Builders Foundation Launches to Support Expansion of Interchain Ecosystem

The Cosmos Builders Foundation has reportedly introduced its federation of crypto-native organizations “collaborating toward a more vibrant, egalitarian, and resilient Interchain economy.” In coordination with the Interchain Foundation, the Cosmos Builders Foundation is focused on “supporting the maintenance and development of infrastructural public goods for… Read More

Fintech Merge Finalizes $9.5M Round to Bring Banking, Payments Infrastructure to Web3 Economy

Merge has secured $9.5 million in capital via a seed round in order to create its API-powered banking and payments solution, effectively bridging the gap between fiat and cryptocurrency-based ecosystems. Merge aims to address the ongoing struggle that many firms in the crypto economy face… Read More

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