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Mantl, a Developer of Account Creation Software for Small Banks, Secures $8 Million via Round Led by Point72 Ventures

Mantl, a developer of account creation software for financial institutions and credit unions, confirmed recently that it has secured $8 million through a Series A funding round led by Point72 Ventures, an early-stage VC strategy financed by Steve Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund manager, and… Read More

NY Insurtech Blackboard Receives Commercial Insurance Approval in Virginia

Blackboard Insurance, a NY-based insurtech platform, recently announced it has received the approval for its commercial insurance package in Virginia. According to Blackboard, the approval will bring capabilities to middle-market customers in 47 states and territories. Speaking about the approval, Seraina Macia, CEO of Blackboard,… Read More

Lendio Set to Host Inaugural Women in Business Empowerment Workshop in NYC

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Thursday it is set to host its inaugural Women in Business Empowerment Workshop. According to Lendio, the workshop designed to address the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and will provide insight into what it takes to set up a… Read More

New York-based Tech Giant IBM Acquires Patent for Developing “Self-Aware” Token

New York-based tech giant IBM has reportedly acquired a patent for the implementation of a “self-aware token,” which will be developed specifically to record events of offline transactions. According to a document submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the self-aware token will be… Read More

HAB Bank Teams Up with Jack Henry to Enhance Commercial Lending Process by Offering All-Digital Loan Origination

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. has confirmed that its division ProfitStars’s suite was used by Habib American Bank (HAB Bank) to develop its Commercial Lending Center Suite. The suite will improve the institution’s commercial lending business, enhance operational efficiencies and help offer a better experience… Read More

Cashless Society? Not in New York as City Votes to Ban No Cash Stores as 12% of New Yorkers are Under-Banked

While we read all of the time as to how cash – dollars, pounds, euros, whatever, are becoming less and less popular, New York City, the financial center of the universe is banning stores from becoming no-cash operations. To quote the approved local law: “This… Read More

New York-based Fintech AllocateRite’s Portfolio Management Strategies Now Available via iOS and Android Mobile App

New York-based AllocateRite, a Fintech and data science firm that offers exchange-traded-funds (ETF)-based dynamic asset allocation options and risk analytics services, recently confirmed that its portfolio management and asset allocation strategies will be available via iOS and Android mobile devices. AllocateRite’s mobile app will be… Read More

InsurTechNY Announces New Global InsurTech Competition

InsurTechNY, an InsurTech community that is based in the New York metro area, announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for the 2020 InsurTech Startup Competition. According to InsurTechNY, the competition has two tracks and will award $300,000 in prizes to the six winning teams. Startups in… Read More

Crypto Trading Software Developer CoinRoutes Saw Over $1 Billion Worth of Digital Assets in Order Flow on its Platform in 2019

New York-headquartered trading software developer CoinRoutes revealed on December 30 that the firm saw over $1 billion worth of crypto-assets in order flow on its platform during 2019. CoinRoutes, which creates algorithmic trading software tools for digital assets, noted that it had handled over 21,000… Read More

IBM Teams Up with Argentine Chamber of Fintech to Support Digital Transformation Efforts in Country’s Banking Sector

New York-based tech giant IBM and the Argentine Chamber of Fintech have entered an agreement to support various innovative projects and digital transformation initiatives in Argentina’s financial technology and banking sector. IBM will reportedly support the chamber in developing activities to promote Fintech-related projects such… Read More

Regtech: NYDFS Is Reportedly Planning to Hire a Director to Help the Regulator Design, Implement, and Manage a Regulatory technology Platform

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the financial and digital currency regulator for the state of New York, appears to be to developing regulatory technology (Regtech) solutions in order to enhance its existing oversight and supervising capabilities. The NYDFS is reportedly looking for… Read More

SoFi Receives Approval From New York State Department of Financial Services For BitLicense Application

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday the New York State Department of Financial Services has approved its bitlicense application, allowing SoFi Invest customers in New York to trade cryptocurrencies on its platform through SoFi Digital Assets, LLC. SoFi revealed that the bitlicense approval comes just… Read More

FinTech Innovation Lab New York Opens Applications for 2020 Class

FinTech Innovation Lab New York, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, announced on Monday it has opened applications for its 2020 class. According to its creators, the FinTech Innovation Lab is designed for entrepreneurs developing disruptive… Read More

New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Authorizes Paxos to Offer First Gold-Backed Virtual Currency in New York State

Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell announced on Thursday the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has authorized Paxos Trust Company LLC to offer a gold-backed virtual currency. Lacewell reported that this is the first gold-backed virtual currency that is being offered… Read More

New York Restores Martin Act Securities Laws Statute of Limitations to Six Years

Andrew M Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, has signed legislation restoring the statute of limitations pertaining to the state’s powerful Martin Act securities laws to six years from three. The previous six-year statute, which lawyers Wes Scott and Ryan Franklin say applied… Read More

Bitfinex Fraud Case Extended 90 Days, Trading from New York “Easy”

Tenacious and liquid crypto exchange Bitfinex and affiliate companies had hoped that a fraud case brought against them by the New York Attorney General (NYAG) would be wrapped up this week. Instead, a formerly sympathetic judge has granted an extension, The Block reports. Bitfinex, iFinex, and… Read More

New York Securities Regulator, NYDFS, Creates New Division to Oversee and Develop Fintech and Cryptocurrencies

One year ago, former NYDFS (New York Department of Financial Services) Superintendent Maria T Vullo, issued a statement in which she said her organization, which regulate New York financial markets, “fiercely opposes the Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory ‘sandboxes’ for financial technology companies.” Vullo’s strong… Read More

Seed CX Subsidiaries Secure Bitlicense From New York Department of Financial Services

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced on Monday it has approved the applications of Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC (SCXM) and Zero Hash LLC for virtual currency licenses and has approved Zero Hash for a money transmitter license. SCXM and Zero Hash… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Opens XRP Trading For New York Residents

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced on Monday it has launched trading support for XRP for New York state residents. The announcement was made through the platform’s Twitter account. The tweet revealed: XRP (XRP) is now available to Coinbase users who are New York residents. New Yorkers… Read More

US Government Asks for Detention of Crypto Capital Head and Alleged “Shadow Banker” to Bitfinex

The US government has asked a judge in Arizona to detain Reginald Fowler, 60, who was arrested April 30th and charged with bank fraud, operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business and conspiracy for allegedly providing “shadow banking” services to cryptocurrency exchanges. Regarding the case, the… Read More

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