Tagged: digital wallets

NGRAVE Raises Over €320,000 via Rewards Campaign, Plans to Launch Secure Solutions for Digital Asset Wallets

NGRAVE, a digital asset security company that claims it has developed the world’s most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet, has revealed that they’ve crossed a thousand backers (investors) and have so far secured nearly $360,000 in investments – and counting via Indiegogo (IGG). As mentioned in… Read More

George Whitridge from ARK Invest Discusses Key Fintech Developments in Real Estate, Mobile Payments, and ETFs

George Whitridge, an analyst at ARK Invest, said during a recently held webcast, called The Future of Finance: How Fintech Could Disrupt Everything, that the future of finance will increasingly involve digital transactions and lending. He noted that back in 2005, there were around 7… Read More

Singapore Fintech Fincy Receives $11 Million Investment from GBCI Ventures, a Private Equity Firm

Singapore-based GBCI Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm, has made a strategic $11 million investment in Fintech startup Fincy. The company is also in the process of finalizing external funding. The Fincy team describes their platform as a multi-purpose solution providing digital and… Read More

Indonesian Tech Giant Gojek’s Digital Wallet GoPay Introduces Gold Investments via GoInvestasi through Partnership with Fintech Pluang

Indonesian tech giant Gojek’s electronic wallet GoPay has introduced a gold-investment feature, GoInvestasi, through a partnership with investment Fintech firm Pluang. Budi Gandasoebrata, MD at GoPay, noted that the rising demand for making investments via digital wallets had led to GoPay providing the new investment… Read More

Malaysian Government to Encourage Consumers to Use Digital Wallets via $176 Million Adoption Plan

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the prime minister of Malaysia, has helped with introducing several different economic stimulus plans. The nation’s government aims to help local residents and businesses that may be struggling to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting socio-economic problems. Malaysia’s recovery plan,… Read More

Barcelona’s Fintech Belvo Secures $10 Million in Capital to Recruit 40 New Developers, Will Launch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Barcelona’s Fintech firm Belvo has secured $10 million in capital, in order to recruit between 40-50 new project developers. Belvo is also planning to establish business offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Y Combinator-backed Belvo maintains its second major hub and primary market in Mexico… Read More

The French Competition Authority has Released a Consultation Paper, Seeking Feedback on Fintech, Blockchain, and Digital Asset Regulations

The French competition authority (ADC) has launched a public consultation on the Fintech industry in the country. The ADC is looking for feedback on the potential role of large digital platforms in the payments sector. It’s also seeking input regarding  new payment service providers and… Read More

Brazil’s Largest Retailer Via Varejo Acquires Boston-based Fintech AirFox for Undisclosed Amount

Via Varejo, the largest retail company in Brazil, has confirmed that it will be acquiring AirFox, a US-based Fintech firm. The amount involved in the transaction has not been disclosed. AirFox will maintain its Boston head offices and will also operate as a Fintech “innovation… Read More

Digital Transformation Report: US Consumers were Already Shifting to Mobile, Online, Contactless Payments Before COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to significant changes in consumer behavior globally as many people throughout the world are now working remotely from home. Analysts are now questioning whether the behavioral changes are actually permanent or fundamental shifts that will last even after the Coronavirus… Read More

Brazilian Digital Wallet PicPay Surpasses 20 Million Downloads Sooner than Expected Due to COVID-19

Brazil-based online wallet provider PicPay recently revealed that it has surpassed 20 million clients as of May 2020. As reported by Reuters, the company said that it achieved the milestone sooner than it had initially expected. PicPay was aiming to hit the goal by December… Read More

Google Removes 22 Malicious Chrome Browser Extensions Impersonating Widely-Used Cryptocurrency Wallet Providers like Trezor, Ledger, MetaMask

Search engine giant Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has reportedly removed several Chrome browser extensions that were impersonating widely-used cryptocurrency wallet service providers, including popular hardware wallet maker Ledger and MetaMask. This update has come about a month after Google removed around 50 similar extensions, according to a recent… Read More

Fintech: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region May Experience Significant Increase in the Use of Financial Technology Platforms Due to COVID-19

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of the Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to experience a significant increase in the use of Fintech platforms and services. The anticipated… Read More

Uruguay-based Fintech dLocal Adds Google Pay as a New Payment Option

Uruguay-based dLocal, a Fintech firm focused on facilitating international transactions, has reportedly added Google Pay as one of its local payment options. As mentioned on dLocal’s official website: “dLocal [aims] to close the payments innovation gap that exists between developed countries and emerging economies. We… Read More

Exit Scam? Developers of EOS Ecosystem, a Digital Wallet App, Might Have Run Away with $52 Million After Platform Shuts Down

EOS Ecosystem, a digital wallet app that claims to offer high returns to users who deposit EOS tokens on its platform, has reportedly shut down its software. The developers of EOS Ecosystem seem to have run away with around $52 million worth of user funds…. Read More

UK Fintech STICPAY Introduces Prepaid STIC Card for its Digital Wallet Platform

UK-based Fintech firm STICPAY has launched a prepaid STIC card for its digital wallet solution. The new payment option will allow users to make withdrawals and spend their funds through the STIC card. The Fintech firm noted that all STIC cards have a base currency,… Read More

UK’s Digital Commerce Market to be Valued at $412 Billion by 2023: Report

Worldpay from FIS’s has published its 2020 Global Payment Report which notes that the United Kingdom’s digital commerce market is on track to be valued at £319.8 billion (appr. $412 billion) by 2023.  The substantial growth in e-commerce is being driven by rising online sales… Read More

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