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New York City Bars Could Make History by Selling for Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) as Digital Asset Prices Keep Rising

A restaurant owner based in New York City has been trying to sell his two bars for Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. Patrick Hughes had put his side-by-side bars in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, Scruffy Duffy’s and Hellcat Annie’s, up for sale last month. Hughes… Read More

Startups Raised Record Dollar Amounts in Q4 2020 with Most Growth in Rounds Valued at $25 Million+, Carta Report Reveals

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, has published its private markets report for Q4 2020. Carta’s report, which was posted on February 17, 2021, notes that venture capital managed to close out 2020… Read More

Fintech and Marketing Services Provider Kasasa Partners NYDIG to Bring Bitcoin Offerings to Diverse Network of Community Institutions

Kasasa, an financial technology and marketing services provider, has teamed up with NYDIG in order to bring Bitcoin (BTC) offerings to its diverse network of community institutions and their clients. Patrick Sells, Head of Bank Solutions at NYDIG, noted that since Kasasa‘s inception, the company… Read More

IOTA Foundation Teams Up with Curv Custody to Expand the IOTA Digital Token Ecosystem

The IOTA Foundation has teamed up with Curv Custody in order to expand the IOTA Token Ecosystem. The IOTA developers noted that they’re pleased to confirm that the IOTA token will “soon be available” on Curv’s “industrial-grade” digital asset custody platform. With IOTA’s planned Chrysalis… Read More

Stock Trading in Hong Kong has Increased Significantly Compared to Volumes Reported Recently by London Stock Exchange

Stock trading volumes in Hong Kong have reportedly increased by as much as 4x compared to those on London’s main stock exchange, as large tech stocks continue to attract investors from other jurisdictions. Some have referred to Hong Kong’s stock trading as the “Nasdaq of… Read More

GoCardless Expands: Opens New York Office

  Just a couple of months after securing $95 million through its Series F funding round, UK-based payments platform GoCardless has announced the opening of its New York City office. According to GoCardless, the new office will be led by Nanna Saito Nielsen, VP of… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Dev Bison Trails, which will be Acquired by Coinbase, Rolls Out New Features to Improve DLT Network Performance

Bison Trails, an established blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service firm that will be acquired by Coinbase, has announced the launch of its Global Blockchain Sync (GBS) feature. The Global Blockchain Sync aims to expand the functionality of the Bison Trails platform by making it faster and a… Read More

Israeli Fintech Mirato, which Uses AI and Natural Language Processing for its Risk Management Solution, Secures $9M in Capital

Israel-based Mirato, a company that has developed an AI-enhanced third-party risk management platform (TPRM) for financial services providers, has secured $9 million in capital. Mirato’s investment round was led by Grove Ventures along with contributions from Janvest Capital Partners (co-leader), American Express Ventures, iAngels and… Read More

Miami Goes All In on Bitcoin as Mayor Francis Suarez Looks to Use BTC for Payments, Florida Wins Again

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is going all-in on Bitcoin as he announced via Twitter that he has requested the city manager to research a vendor to facilitate Bitcoin payments as well as paying employees in Bitcoin. Crypto insiders quickly embraced the move with Anthony Pompliano… Read More

Goldman Sachs Partner and Head of Product Adam Dell Leaves Leadership Role on Marcus as Bank Changes Consumer Business Strategy

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) partner Adam Dell has reportedly stepped down from his role as one of the main professionals working on Marcus, the digital-only bank created by the giant Wall Street investment bank. Dell has left the initiative as Goldman Sachs gets ready for a… Read More

Investing Firm Renaissance Technologies, which Recorded Worst Returns Ever Across Hedge Funds, to Deal with $5B in Redemptions

Renaissance Technologies, the investing firm that recently recorded its worst returns across its public funds, is now having to deal with around $5 billion in redemptions. Customers decided to pull about $1.85 billion across the three different hedge funds back in December 2020 and also… Read More

New York City Seed Funding Reaches Record Levels with Focus on Freelancers, Healthcare, Bitcoin, Blockchain: Report

Primary Venture Partners, a seed-stage VC firm focused on supporting New York City’s “most promising” founders, notes that this past October (2020), they had revealed that Q3 2020 NYC seed activity was “the highest it had been since the record-breaking Q3 2019 quarter.” While third-quarter… Read More

SPACs: US Fintech Payoneer Set to Go Public via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company led by Bancorp’s Betsy Cohen

Nearly 300 SPACs are currently seeking deals with $90 billion in available cash. Fintech firm Payoneer is also planning to go public through a SPAC that will reportedly be led by Bancorp founder Betsy Cohen. Payoneer’s management noted that they intend to merge with a… Read More

Barclays Accelerator Program Welcomes New York Class of 2021

  Barclays announced on Thursday the New York Class of 2021 for the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. According to Barclays, the 13-week program is designed to fast-track the next generation of fintechs. “Participating companies will collaborate with a team of Barclays executives, the Techstars… Read More

Global Fintech Firm Broadridge Financial Solutions Appoints David Ingleson as COO for APAC Region

US-based Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech firm, has confirmed the appointment of David Ingleson as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the APAC region, effective immediately. Ingleson’s appointment was reportedly made to address the rising demand for providing technology solutions to Asia-Pacific… Read More

New York based Digital Banking Fintech Rho Technologies Acquires $15 Million via Series A Round led by M13 Ventures

New York-based Rho Technologies, a Fintech firm developing a platform focused on supporting business banking services, has acquired $15 million in capital through a Series A funding round – which was led by M13 Ventures. Rho’s investment round was also joined by Torch Capital, Inspired… Read More

Gemini, a New York Trust Company and Qualified Custodian, Now has Over $10 Billion in Digital Assets under Custody

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, revealed on January 12, 2020 that it has now surpassed $10 billion in digital assets under custody. The Gemini team confirmed in a blog post that they’re pleased to announce that the crypto firm now… Read More

Two New York City Bars Might Make History by Selling for Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) as Crypto Prices Surge

Two New York City bars could potentially make history by selling for Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency that’s currently trading at almost $41,000, up from only $3,800 back in March 2020 (which was when the digital asset crashed briefly along with the broader financial markets… Read More

InsurTech NY Unveils Global Early-Stage InsurTech Competition

    InsurTech NY, an insurtech community that is located in the New York metro area, announced on Tuesday it has opened the application window for their annual .2021 InsurTech Early-Stage Competition. According to InsurTech NY, the competition will award $200,000 in prizes to three winning… Read More

Google Pay Users in India can Easily Review, Analyze All Transactions from 2020, Apple Pay Support Rolled out at NY Subway Stations

Google Pay for Android and iOS users now lets people see how much money they’ve spent during 2020. The expense tracking feature allows consumers to get a rough idea or estimate of their spending habits throughout the last year. Google Pay will also show users… Read More

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