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Fidelity International Teams Up with Canadian Fintech to Introduce ‘Conquest Planning’ Software in the UK

Fidelity International has teamed up with Canadian Fintech company, Conquest, as the “exclusive” distributor of its financial planning software, ‘Conquest Planning’ to the UK independent advice market. ‘Conquest Planning’ uses data and AI “to provide advisers with greater insight into clients’ changing circumstances, allowing them… Read More

Two US Senators Question Fidelity’s Move to Allow Bitcoin in 401Ks

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Tina Smith have sent a letter to Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments, taking her to task for allowing investors to include Bitcoin in their retirement accounts. Late last month, Fidelity announced the move claiming its workplace Digital Assets Account… Read More

Fidelity Offers “First of its Kind” Option to Included Bitcoin in 401K Retirement Plans

Fidelity has long had an interest in the emerging digital asset sector and today the company is taking it a step further by enabling users of its service to hold Bitcoin in 401K retirement plans. Fidelity’s workplace Digital Assets Account (DAA) is said to be… Read More

Equity Management Platform Capdesk Forms Alliance with Fidelity

Capdesk, an equity management platform, recently announced an alliance with Fidelity, one of the world’s leading investment management services. It means that, in an “industry-first,” growing European companies will be “able to efficiently transition their employee share plans from private to public markets.” Analysis of… Read More

Fidelity Introduces Bitcoin ETP in Germany

After making numerous unsuccessful attempts in the US to get a Bitcoin ETF that tracks BTC spot price, Fidelity, one of the world’s largest asset managers, has now introduced such products in Canada and European markets. On Tuesday (February 15, 2022), Fidelity introduced a European… Read More

Fidelity Is Reportedly Making its Move into the Metaverse

Fidelity is reportedly trying to make its own moves into the fast-evolving Metaverse economy. Fidelity, which manages trillions of dollars in customer assets, has submitted an application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this past Friday for an exchange-traded fund (ETF), known as… Read More

Bitcoin focused Fintech Firm Blockstream Reports that Recent BTC Price Correction Is One of 2021’s Mildest

Bitcoin-focused Fintech firm Blockstream has published its Markets Weekly report., Blockstream‘s report, dated December 3, 2021, notes that Fidelity has established a new BTC ETF in Canada, while GS is considering BTC lending. As mentioned in the report, VanEck has filed for a mining ETF,… Read More

El Salvador Connects Volcanoes to Blockstream Satellites, Fidelity Now Canada’s First Institution Focused on Bitcoin Custody: Report

The team at Blockstream notes in a report that Bitcoin is on track for its worst weekly drop in over 6 months. Blocktream writes in a blog post that declines this past week looked to be driven by “continued deleveraging and perhaps also exacerbated by… Read More

Crypto Market Report: Funding Rates Point to Improving Investor Sentiment

The team at Blockstream, a Bitcoin-focused firm, has released its Markets Weekly Report, dated  August 20, 2021. As noted in the report from Blockstream, Bitcoin is currently on pace “to finish on the top end of this week’s range for the fifth weekly win in… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Survey Reveals Growing Number of Institutions Plan to Gain Exposure to Crypto-Assets

Seven in 10 institutional investors are now expecting to purchase or invest in digital assets in the future, and over 90% of those interested in these financial instruments expect to have an allocation in their institution’s or clients’ portfolios “within the next five years.” This,… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Starling Secures £272M via Series D led by Fidelity, Reports £1.1B Pre-Money Valuation

UK-based Fintech challenger Starling Bank has secured £272 million in capital via a Series D funding round led by Fidelity Investments. Starling Bank reported a £1.1 billion pre-money valuation. This latest investment round diversifies Starling’s slate of institutional investors to include some of the largest… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Expands Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Due to New Client Requests Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency division of Fidelity, a multi-trillion dollar asset manager, is reportedly planning to expand its range of products and services. The firm’s decision to introduce new services has come at a time when it has been experiencing  a significant increase in… Read More

Fidelity Center for Applied Technology Is Looking for a Bitcoin Mining Engineer for a “New Business Opportunity”

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), which is a part of Fidelity Labs, the financial giant’s incubator for Fintech startups, is reportedly looking for Bitcoin (BTC) mining engineers for a “new business opportunity.”  The proposal has been put forward by the team working at… Read More

Fidelity Set to Establish Digital Asset Business to Support European Institutional Investors

Financial services firm Fidelity Investments announced on Tuesday it is planning to establish a new digital asset business that will support European institutional investors. Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. will reportedly offer access to enterprise-quality custody and trade execution services for digital assets to investors such… Read More

Fidelity to Offer Enterprise Level Trading & Custody for Crypto in New Business: Fidelity Digital Assets Service

Fidelity Investments, perhaps best known for its ubiquitous mutual funds, is getting into crypto. Fidelity believes that distributed ledger technologies, aka blockchain, can enable entirely new business models, lead to the creation of frictionless capital markets and improve existing financial market infrastructure. Fidelity can envision… Read More

The Crypto Custody Conundrum

As the crypto markets have evolved rapidly during the last year and institutional investors (like Arca Funds) have begun to invest, fitting into the existing financial services framework has proven difficult. The primary debate around legacy intermediary systems and how they relate to real money… Read More

Industry Advocates in Washington, DC This Week to Consult on Cryptocurrency Legislation

Warren Davidson

Representatives from Wall Street and prominent US crypto investment/services firms are convening in Washington this week to attend a legislative roundtable hosted by Republican Representative Warren Davidson of Ohio, CNBC reports. Attendees at the roundtable, titled “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies,” are reportedly hoping to influence… Read More

2017 Benzinga Fintech Award Winners

Last week, Benzinga held its annual Fintech Awards event in Manhattan. The proceedings prior to the actual award presentations included some well known names from both traditional and alternative finance alongside a series of three minute pitch sessions. At the event, representatives from a wide range… Read More

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Announces 8 New Startups as Hong Kong Fintech Week Starts

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator 2.0 has kicked off Hong Kong Fintech Week with the announcement of 8 finalists for their program. For a second year in a row, SuperCharger, which aims to help the most promising Fintech start-ups and scale-ups grow in Asia, states it has surpassed… Read More

Back to the Future: The Early Days of Online Trading Revisit FinTech and Crowdfunding Disruption

After reading Orchard Platform’s Bill Ullman elegantly deliberated “Is Fin-Tech History Rhyming Again?” on the platform’s blog last week and prepared for Thanksgiving, I wondered how the early days of online trading revisit fintech and crowdfunding disruption innovation.  While prepping for last week’s feast, I… Read More

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