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Stratos Jets Charters Inc to Accept Crypto and Fiat Payments via FTX US Partnership

FTX US, a US-regulated crypto exchange, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Stratos Jets Charters Inc, a private jet charter broker based in Orlando, Florida. Via this partnership, Stratos will be accepting payments in crypto and fiat via the FTX Pay… Read More

Not Just Miami: Jacksonville, Florida is a Burgeoning Fintech Hub

By now everyone is aware there is a significant migration taking place. High tax, less business-friendly states are losing out to low tax, business welcoming states and the transition is ongoing. While there are multiple states benefiting from individuals and firms exiting California, New York,… Read More

Florida and Texas are Becoming the New Entrepreneur/Startup Hubs as Firms Leave the Northeast and California

As more and more firms flee the Northeast and California, several states are benefiting from this exodus of talent and innovation. Texas and Florida are at the top of the list due to low taxes, a business-friendly government, and, of course, beautiful weather. On the… Read More

Financial Documents Analysis Provider Ocrolus Secures $80M via Series C led by Fin VC

Ocrolus, which claims to be the only automation platform that analyzes financial documents with more than 99% accuracy, reveals that it has finalized an $80 million Series C round that was led by Fin VC at a $500 million+ valuation. Ocrolus powers document workflows for… Read More

Centennial Bank Selects FINBOA for Reg E Dispute Tracking and to Increase Efficiency via Automation

Centennial Bank (NASDAQ: HOMB) has teamed up with FINBOA, an innovator in digital automation and regulatory compliance for financial institutions, in order to boost efficiency and cut down bank losses, while also enhancing client experience and empowering workers via process automation. As virtual payments and… Read More

Blockchain.com Moves its US Headquarters from New York City to Miami due to Progressive Regulatory Environment

Peter Smith, Co-founder and CEO at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, block explorer service, and digital asset trading platform, revealed on Thursday (June 3, 2021) that he joined Miami Mayor Francis Suarez in order to announce that Blockchain.com is “the first global crypto company… Read More

FIS and The Venture Center Announce Firms Chosen for FIS Fintech Accelerator

Financial technology leader FIS (NYSE:FIS) and The Venture Center have unveiled the 10 firms chosen to participate in the 2021 FIS Fintech Accelerator program. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “In its sixth year, the FIS Fintech Accelerator program is focused on identifying… Read More

Miami’s JAG Insurance Group Decides to Issue its Very First Policy Using Digital Currency

Miami-headquartered JAG Insurance has reportedly issued its very first policy using cryptocurrency. JAG Insurance Group, which is well-known for being a digital tech pioneer and challenging the standards of the insurance industry, has decided to take its first steps into the crypto-asset space by issuing… Read More

Fintech “Bootcamp” Introduced at University of South Florida as part of Financial Planning Coursework

Financial advisor Mac Gardner aims to promote Fintech-focused competition so that more consumers are able to interact with financial literacy apps. There’s a new technology-related track in the financial planning curriculum being offered at the University of South Florida. The Fintech Bullpen, a Fintech competition… Read More

Nasdaq Listed Future Fintech Group Appoints Ming Yi as its New CFO, Company to Focus on Challenger Bank Business

Future Fintech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT), an established blockchain-enabled, digital commerce firm and a service provider for financial technology, has reportedly appointed Ming Yi as its new Chief Financial Officer (appointment effective as of November 30, 2020). Jing (Veronica) Chen has resigned from her role… Read More

Pie Insurance Announces Expansion of Service to Florida & Wisconsin

  U.S.-based insurtech startup Pie Insurance announced on Tuesday it has expanded its service to both Florida and Wisconsin.  The expansion comes just days after Pie announced it has exceeded $100 million in cumulative written premium and surpassed $100 million in annualized run rate premium. As previously reported, Pie describes… Read More

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs HB 1391, the State Now Welcomes Fintech Firms via its Regulatory Sandbox Program

Ron DeSantis, the 46th Governor of the US state of Florida, noted on July 2, 2020, that with the signing of HB 1391, Florida now welcomes Fintech firms that aim to “disrupt the status quo and gives them an opportunity to provide new types of… Read More

SoFi Opens New Office in Jacksonville

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday the opening of its newest office location in Jacksonville, Florida.  According to SoFi, the office is located in the St. Johns Town Center and will fit up to 300 full-time staff, mainly focused on operations functions including member relations,… Read More

StartEngine Files to Crowdfund on TrueCrowd? [u]

This is a first. StartEngine has filed a Form C with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise capital under Reg CF on TrueCrowd – a different crowdfunding platform. Both StartEngine and TrueCrowd are FINRA regulated funding portals. Typically, platforms self-crowdfund instead of listing… Read More

Karatbars International GmbH is “Not Authorized to Render Any Financial Advice and Intermediary Services”, South Africa’s Financial Regulator Warns

South Africa’s financial regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), has issued a warning against Karatbars International GmbH, a German company that has been promoting a digital currency, called KaratGold Coin, which is allegedly backed by gold. According to FSCA’s release: “Karatbars International GmbH is… Read More

Florida’s Regulators are Investigating Karatbars, a German firm that’s Promoting a Gold-backed Token [u]

Florida’s regulatory authorities are investigating Karatbars, a German firm that’s been promoting a crypto token linked to a Miami “crypto bank,” which does not have a banking license. Karatbars previously launched a cryptocurrency that the company claimed was backed by gold. In addition to developing… Read More

SoFi to Open Office in Jacksonville Florida, will Create 300 Jobs: “Offering an Affordable Cost of Living”

San Francisco based SoFi is expanding and hiring new employees. The California born Fintech is just not doing it in the Golden State. SoFi will be hiring 300 new employees in a new Southeast Operations Center in Jacksonville, Florida. SoFi, like many other firms, is… Read More

HCI Group Insurtech Platform “TypTap” Surpasses $10 Million In Gross Written Premiums

HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE: HCI) announced on Thursday its that insurtech platform TypTap has surpassed $10 million in gross written premiums. According to HCI, TypTap provides residential flood insurance in Florida, features the company’s internally developed, online quoting and binding platform. The platform also provides a quote in seconds and… Read More

Fintech App Pockitapp Launches Across Multiple Orlando, Florida Retail & Food Establishments

Pockitapp, a new mobile fintech app that lets consumers immediately convert the change from cash transactions and sends it to their phone, is now available to retail and food establishments in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 2016, Pockit’s mission is to convert physical change into digital currency… Read More

Update: Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund Raises Over $1.4 Million Just Days After GoFundMe Launch

Less than one week after the Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, launched the GoFundMe dedicated to the victims of last week’s horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, supporters of… Read More

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