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Blockchain and Smart Contract Developer Waves Confirms Odyssey Hackathon was Held Online this Year, Shares Other End of Year Updates

Vladimir Zhuravlev, a Gravity Tech and Waves Association developer, notes that for several years, the Odyssey hackathon (held in the Netherlands) had offered opportunities for software engineers to collaborate on various projects. Zhuravlev revealed that this year, Odyssey was hosted online for the very time… Read More

Fintech Firm Adyen Reveals how Companies are Simplifying and Streamlining Digital Payments with its Products

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) reveals that Kogan.com managed to increase conversions while saving time and money by simplifying their payments process with Adyen. Kogan.com listed on the ASX back in 2016. It’s Australia’s “number one” purely online retailer with over 2.4 million customers. Kogan’s… Read More

Netherlands based Digital Bank Bunq Saw its Mortgages Portfolio Expand by 400% in 6 Months

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly managed to grow its mortgage portfolio by 400% within six months. Bunq began offering mortgages to Dutch clients in July 2020. The digital bank has teamed up with third-party broker, asset manager NN IP, in order to provide these… Read More

Netherlands based Core Banking Platform Five Degrees Secures €22 Million in Capital

Netherlands-based core banking platform Five Degrees has acquired €22 million in capital through an investment round that was led by Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures. Reggeborgh and Atlas Invest also took part in the round. Karmijn Kapitaal, 5Square and several other existing investors made contributions to… Read More

Netherlands based Firms Made Several Important Fintech Acquistions in 2020 in Order to Diversify and Strengthen Business Operations: Report

The Fintech sector has been growing rapidly across the globe, especially following the COVID-19 outbreak which has accelerated the shift towards digital financial services. Although the Coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted certain business sectors in Europe like travel and the hospitality industry, the European Fintech… Read More

Online Lender October Launches Fast Track Projects in the Netherlands which can Increase Dutch State Guaranteed Loans Offered

Online lender October, which is one of Europe’s leading business financing platforms, has issued over €479 million worth of loans to 1097 different projects since it began offering services around 6 years ago. October has attracted 22,813 investors, which reportedly includes tier-one institutions as well…. Read More

Copenhagen’s Danske Bank has Laid Off 257 Workers as it Adapts to Structural Changes in Financial Sector

Copenhagen-based Danske Bank (CPH: DANSKE), a major retail bank with more than 5 million retail customers, recently laid off 257 workers and finalized voluntary redundancy terms with another 261 employees as part of the banking service provider’s 2-year strategic overhaul of operations. The recently announced… Read More

Global Payments Platform Adyen to Expand Business Operations into Middle East, Launches Dubai Office

Global payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), which claims it’s the platform of choice for many of the world’s largest businesses, has announced that it would be expanding its operations into the Middle East region. Adyen’s management noted that they aim to support the momentum of… Read More

Netherlands Top Debt Crowdfunding Platform Geldvoorelkaar.nl Forms Partnership with Debt Marketplace CrossLend

CrossLend and Dutch crowdfunding platform Geldvoorelkaar.nl have formed a partnership to fund peer to peer loans. Geldvoorelkaar.nl went live in 2010 as the first crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands. In 2019, Geldvoorelkaar.nl was recognized as the market leader in crowdfunding in its home country.  Geldvoorelkaar.nl… Read More

Netherlands’ TerraPay, a Cross-Border Payments Infrastructure Developer, Appoints Ritesh Pai as SVP for Product and Payments

Netherlands-based TerraPay, a cross-border payments infrastructure developer, has hired Ritesh Pai to serve as the company’s senior vice president for product and payment solutions. TerraPay claims that it’s a leader in offering seamless and secure cross-border real-time payments via “digital interoperability” across different financial instruments including… Read More

Experienced Dutch Lender Discusses his Long-Term Investment Strategy when Investing via P2P Platform October

October, a top European online lender, recently raised €258 million to lend to European SMEs. The additional financing was provided by institutional investors including Intesa Sanpaolo, CDC, FFA and six major insurance firms. The lending platforms management noted in a blog post that its lenders… Read More

Impact Investing: Sophie Robé and Maarten Toussaint from the Netherlands Launch Consulting Firm FINND Impact

Sophie Robé, CFA and Impact Investing Adviser and Investment Consultant from Amsterdam, Netherlands, has confirmed the official launch of FIIND Impact, which is described as an independent investment consultant and advisor that aims to strategically combine impact and financial expertise. FIIND Impact aims to help… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

iFinex, Parent Company of Bitfinex, Invests in Security Token Exchange Dusk Network

iFinex has invested approximately $1 million in Amsterdam-based Fintech Dusk Network, according to a note from the company. iFinex is the parent company of Bitfinex – a crypto exchange. Dusk Network is creating a regulated security token exchange and is self-described as a privacy blockchain… Read More

Netherlands based Fintech Kinder Aims to Disrupt Complex Nature of Charitable Giving by Offering “Smart” Donation Tools

Amsterdam based Fintech firm Kinder has reportedly secured €500,000 in funding and may be planning to make an official announcement soon, according to Silicon Canals. The Fintech company could have raised more capital, however, some investors may have held back due to the economic challenges… Read More

Netherlands’ Digital Banking Solution Provider Backbase to Establish New Offices in Melbourne and Sydney

Virtual banking service provider Backbase is planning to establish two new offices in order to meet growing demand for its products in Australia, where digital banking platforms are expected to expand rapidly in the coming years. Backbase will be offering greater proximity and expertise in… Read More

Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Large Shipping Firms to Conduct Blockchain enabled Pilot for Efficiently Handling Millions of Containers

The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has introduced a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) -enabled pilot with some of the largest shipping companies in the world. The pilot aims to enhance the overall efficiency and safety of millions of containers that are unloaded at… Read More

Alternative Finance Report: SMEs Raised €2.7 Billion in The Netherlands

A year-long study by Stichting MKB Financiering, a think tank covering the alternative finance market, is reporting that SMEs raised €2.7 billion in The Netherlands in non-bank financing. The group states that the data proves that alternative finance has gone beyond the experimental phase “securely positioning itself… Read More

Perspective: Should Workers Shoulder the Burden of this Crisis? Only When They Get to Share in Later Benefits

Bernhoven Hospital was on the frontlines as the first Dutch cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the southern province of Brabant. The hospital made positive headlines due to its warm relationships with staff and local residents. This is one of the main reasons the health care… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Investments: Institutional Investors Still Not Sure whether Cryptocurrencies are Independent Asset Class, PwC’s Henri Arslanian Reports

Henri Arslanian, the Global Crypto Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), notes that many analysts have been attempting to predict the Bitcoin (BTC) price. This, after we’ve seen record leves of quantitative easing from reserve banks across the world, increased retail adoption of digital currencies and platforms,… Read More

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