Tagged: innovation

Circle Introduces Research Initiative to Support Open Source Development Across Crypto, Blockchain, Web3

Circle Research has been launched with a charter “to accelerate and amplify technical innovation within crypto, blockchain, and Web3 through open-source research.” Circle Research’s inaugural open-source contribution, Perimeter Protocol, “offers a new standard for building on-chain credit markets.” Open Source R&D At Circle, they claim… Read More

Brazil’s Digital Banking Platform Nubank to Support Research Initiatives at Local Universities

Nubank (NYSE:NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms, announces NuFuturo, an ecosystem developed in partnership with Federal Universities in Brazil to accelerate careers in technology and foster innovation. The initiative encourages the development of research “related to the fields… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Plans to Expand Passkey Support beyond 2FA to Enable Passwordless Logins

Gemini says that it continues to be focused on crypto innovation by allowing users to add passkeys “for two-factor authentication to their accounts.” As explained in a blog post by Gemini, passkeys provide two major advantages “over other account authentication methods: increased security and ease… Read More

Coinbase Obtains Bank of Spain Registration

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) has registered as a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian wallet provider with the Bank of Spain. This registration will allow Coinbase to offer their full suite of products and services “to retail and institutional users in Spain, all in compliance with the national legal… Read More

Wealth Management Solutions: TS Imagine Launches WealthSmart, a Multi-Asset Class Solution for Private Banks

TS Imagine, the global, cross-asset provider of trading, portfolio, and risk management solutions for financial institutions, introduces WealthSmart, an innovative, all-in-one system developed for private banks and wealth managers. The wealth management industry has “experienced a seismic transformation this year, driven by consolidation, shifting investor… Read More

Digital Assets: Zodia Custody, OpenEden to Provide Yield Opportunities for Institutions

Zodia Custody, an institution-first digital asset custodian whose shareholders include Standard Chartered, SBI Holdings and Northern Trust, is announcing it has partnered with OpenEden, a compliance-first partner that connects real-world yield opportunities with on-chain assets through its innovative platform that “integrates well understood regulated structures… Read More

Digital Wallets: Opera Launches MiniPay, the “Lightest” Payments Wallet, to Onboard Mobile Users to Web3

Opera, the web innovator with over 319M users worldwide, unveils Minipay — a new web3 payments wallet built on Celo. Offering “instant” financial transactions, MiniPay is integrated “with the Opera Mini browser for Android users, making it easier and more affordable for individuals to send… Read More

DTCC, Clearstream, Euroclear Call for Industry Cooperation to Support Digital Asset Ecosystem

Three of the world’s largest financial market infrastructures (FMIs) – DTCC, Clearstream, and Euroclear – released a paper on the state of the industry’s digital asset evolution. The paper calls for increased collaboration “to progress an ecosystem that currently includes fragmented standards, varying regulatory treatment,… Read More

Fintech Paysafe, Eightcap to Provide Embedded Wallet Solution

Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE), a payments platform, and Eightcap, a global retail trading provider, are excited to announce the strengthening of their partnership through the introduction of an innovative Embedded Trading Wallet solution. This collaboration aims to “provide a joint embedded finance solution for Eightcap and… Read More

PwC Announces Agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Aim to Deliver $800M of Value to Clients

PwC announced a three-year global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order “to accelerate innovation, improve operational efficiency and transform the way business is done.” This SCA enhances PwC’s strong expertise in “using cloud to power business, strengthening its ability to… Read More

Proptech: Fundrise Innovation Fund Invests in Jetty, a Financial Services Platform for Rental Real Estate Industry

The Fundrise Innovation Fund has invested $2 million into Jetty, a financial services platform for the rental real estate industry. Rental housing represents roughly 12% of US GDP, “making it the largest addressable market by several measures.” Yet, it has historically “been overlooked in spite… Read More

Instant Financial Acquires Funding to Support Payday Solutions

Instant Financial, which claims to be a leading innovator in the financial technology sector, has successfully raised a second funding round led by TTV Capital, a fintech-focused venture capital firm, and an original investor in Instant. The funding round also “saw participation from ITC Holdings… Read More

Copper.co, Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol to Provide Institutions Access to ESG Investments

This strategic partnership showcases Copper‘s continued commitment to providing secure and reliable custody services “for innovative blockchain projects and protocols and promoting sustainability.” Copper, a digital asset infrastructure provider, is has officially integrated custody support for Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol‘s new asset, the Sustainable Bitcoin Certificate… Read More

WorldCoin Reaches Key Milestone in Argentina Amidst Probe of Crypto Platform’s Operations

Argentina is regarded as one of the world’s “leading” countries for innovation and crypto adoption, according to an update shared by WorldCoin. That reputation was reinforced in August, “as demand for World ID in Argentina drove a new single day record for Orb verifications.” This,… Read More

Archie, an Acceleration Partner for Fintech Disruptors, Launches to Scale Financial Technology Firms

Archie – an innovative new fintech acceleration partner – launches with “a mission to scale the next generation of fintech disruptors that will define and lead the category.” With the belief that fintech founders need much more than financial backing to turn their ambitions into… Read More

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs Receives $1M Grant from PayPal 

The grant will establish a PayPal Retail Academy to support Atlanta-area entrepreneurs. The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) announced a $1 million grant from PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) in order to launch the PayPal Retail Academy, which will provide a robust curriculum of innovative… Read More

FT Partners Releases Report on Innovations in Payroll, Human Capital Management

FT Partners Research is pleased to announce the release  of their new in-depth industry research report, “Innovations in Payroll and Human Capital Management.” As noted in the update shared by FT Partners with CI, the global payroll industry is currently in the process of “undergoing… Read More

HSBC US Innovation Banking Expands Venture Debt Offering

HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) announced that HSBC Innovation Banking, a business division with services provided by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and its affiliates, has “expanded its venture debt offering in the U.S. to support companies from Series A through scaled multi-national enterprises.” While HSBC has been… Read More

US Federal Reserve Bank Attempts to Ease Inflation Might Stifle Innovation, Report Claims

The Federal Reserve Bank’s ongoing efforts to ease inflation by increasing net borrowing costs and then cooling demand for products/services could begin to undermine investments in innovative tech that might make the economy more robust in the long-term. This, according to research released this past… Read More

Mastercard, Qashio to Support Cashless Transactions in UAE’s Corporate Sector

Mastercard (NYSE:RSKD), a global technology company, is partnering with UAE-founded spend management fintech company Qashio in order “to launch corporate credit cards, while enabling them with virtual issuance capabilities across the region.” The strategic partnership aims “to make the future of expense management cashless, transparent… Read More

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