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Wall Street South: It’s Not Just Blockchain Firms Locating in Miami as Citadel Announces it is Moving to Miami

While Miami has long been known for white sandy beaches and awesome weather, in recent years Miami has emerged as a crypto-haven with many blockchain startups and early-stage ventures setting up shop in the Southeast Florida location. But it is not just blockchain firms and… Read More

Digital Identity Platform Unstoppable Domains, City of Miami Providing Web3 Education

Unstoppable Domains, the Web3 digital identity platform and NFT domain name provider with 2.4 million registered usernames, has teamed up with the City of Miami’s Venture Miami team in order “to accelerate its local Web3 education effort.” Venture Miami hosted its “Miami for Everyone” Web3… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend Opens Americas Head Offices in Miami

Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 6.5 million customers, recently announced that it has opened its Americas headquarters in Miami. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the move embraces Miami’s reputation “as America’s new Fintech capital, with a growing community of venture capital… Read More

University of South Florida, Tampa Bay Wave’s Fintech Accelerator Cohort has Been Announced

St. Petersburg’s fast-evolving Fintech sector continues to expand as Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida have confirmed the inaugural cohort of startups for its Fintech|X Accelerator program. Announced on April 11, 2022, the accelerator’s first cohort includes 16 Fintechs from across the… Read More

Fintech Play2Pay Establishes Offices in Miami’s Wynwood Annex

Fintech firm Play2Pay has entered a 5,200-square-foot lease at Wynwood Annex, which is home to various other prominent technology firms. Established in 2014, the firm provides clients with ways to lower their bills by playing games, watching engaging videos and responding to surveys. The Fintech… Read More

Genesis Global Looking to Hire New Talent in Miami Area After $200M Round

Genesis Global, an international financial markets software company “with a difference, offering a fresh approach in software innovation,” notes that its platform powers application development with “the speed, performance & flexibility today’s financial institutions need.” With highly composable and customizable components, financial markets firms can… Read More

Milo Unveils Crypto Mortgage, Availability in Early 2022

Fintech firm Milo this week announced its new crypto mortgage, a move it believes will make it easier for cryptocurrency investors to deploy their digital assets in the purchase of US real estate. They expect it to become available in the coming weeks. Milo clients will… Read More

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Touts City as Hot VC Market as Tech Firms, Including Crypto Head to Florida

As has been widely reported, California is experiencing an exodus when it comes to innovators and entrepreneurs. The top replacement destinations are Texas and Florida – where multiple cities have benefitted from the migration (see Jax). South Florida, specifically Miami, has embraced this trend by… Read More

Financial Crime Risk Scoring Firm, Elucidate, Expands Operations into US with New Miami Office

Elucidate, the financial crime risk scoring firm, has announced its business expansion into the US markets with an office in Miami, as part of the company’s goal to firmly establish itself as the international standard for benchmarking financial crime risk. Its US head offices confirm… Read More

Israel’s Blumberg Capital Secures $225M to Invest in Early-Stage AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Fintech Ventures

Blumberg Capital revealed on Friday (September 18, 2021) that it has secured $225 million as part of its fifth fund, which focuses on making strategic investments into early-stage ventures. Blumberg was established around 30 years back by Jewish entrepreneur David Blumberg and has reportedly invested… Read More

Small Business Banking Fintech Novo Appoints Experienced Executives Dani Lima, Peter Martinez

Novo, the powerful small business banking platform, reveals that it has appointed Dani Lima to serve as Executive VP of Revenue and Strategy, and Peter Martinez will be working as the firm’s Director of Engineering. Today, many small business owners in the US spend a… Read More

UK BNPL Zilch Targets North America with NepFin Acquisition

Zilch, a buy now – pay later (BNPL) Fintech, has acquired NepFin in a move to expand the company’s offerings in the United States. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Neptune Financial, or NepFin, is a commercial lending Fintech that provides debt funding… Read More

Insurtech Synchrono Group Says It’s Hiring Finance, Underwriting Professionals Globally, Despite being Headquartered in Raleigh

Only a few weeks after finalizing its Series A-2 funding round of almost $3.8 million from 10 different investors, Insurtech Synchrono Group Inc., which offers services under a trademarked brand called SynchronoSure, is introducing another product, company Chief Executive and Chair Steve Hartmank reveals. In… 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

American Airlines Arena to be Renamed FTX Arena After Crypto Exchange: Report

American Airlines Arena in Miami will soon port a new name as a crypto exchange, FTX, has reportedly paid $135 million for naming rights of the venue that is home to the Miami Heat NBA team. NYT.com reported that the agreement is almost completed pending… 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

U.S. Fintech Rapyd Announces “$100 Million Miami Tech Power Intiative” to Commit Waiving Payment Processing Fees of Up to $5 Million for 20 Companies

    B2B fintech-as-a-service provider Rapyd announced on Thursday has announced a new initiative with the City of Miami to boost technology and startup industry growth, Rapyd’s $100 Million Miami Tech Power Initiative. Rapyd reported that through the program it has committed to waiving payment processing fees of… Read More

American Airlines Arena in Miami May Be Renamed After Crypto Exchange FTX: Report

American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat NBA team, may be getting a name change following the expiration of the deal with American Airlines. According to a report, the Arena’s name may be picked up by FTX Trading, a cryptocurrency trading platform. First covered… Read More

Chairman of Dubai’s IBC Group Pledges 100,000 Bitcoin for Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy Foundation: Report

  According to multiple reports, Khurram Shroff, chairman of the IBC Group in Dubai, has pledged 100,000 Bitcoin for the Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy Foundation. At its current price point, 100,000 BTC is worth a whopping $5 billion. And if some prognosticators get it right,… Read More

Escape From Silicon Valley: Report Highlights Departures from San Francisco and New York. Heading to Miami?

The confluence of an ongoing pandemic, social strife, high taxes, and governments that are anti-business, has compelled a good amount of people to depart San Francisco and New York for South Florida and other locales. A recent report looks to provide additional insight into the… Read More

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