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ConsenSys and LivePerson to Create VillageDAO, the “Decentralized” Customer Care Platform

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ConsenSys, a blockchain tech firm, and LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN), a global firm focused on conversational AI, announced plans to create a “decentralized” customer care platform: VillageDAO. VillageDAO will focus on “empowering Web3 brands to self-service issue resolution by enhancing community engagement.” Community members will be… Read More

Former BlackRock Lawyer Shahan Jamil Joins Islamic Fintech Wahed

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Wahed Inc., an international Islamic Fintech firm, has announced the appointment of former BlackRock lawyer, Shahan Jamil, “as Deputy General Counsel based in London.” In this role, Shahan will be “a key contributor to the company’s legal function led by Wahed’s Chief Legal Officer and… Read More

FTX US Applies for NYDFS Trust Charter, Hires New Chief Compliance Officer

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FTX US, part of FTX global, has applied for a trust charter issued by the New York Department of Financial Services. Under state law in New York, a digital asset business may conduct activity under either a BitLicense or a charger under New York Banking… Read More

New York Legislation is Designed to Ban Crypto Mining

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The New York State Assembly has passed legislation to ban crypto mining in the state until a review has been completed. To quote the summary: “[The legislation] Establishes a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication methods to validate blockchain transactions; provides that… Read More

Capitolis Prepares for Ongoing Growth with Key Appointments Across the Business

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Capitolis, the tech company reimagining capital markets, recently announced that it has grown its employee base by 50% “versus the same period last year as the company continues growing and scaling the business to meet customer demands and ongoing opportunities to innovate.” The investment in… Read More

QuadFi Acquires $100M Financing Facility with Crayhill Capital Management

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QuadFi, which claims to be a “mission driven” global fintech firm headquartered in Canada, has announced that it entered into an agreement for “a new financing facility of up to $100 million (CAD $127 million) with Crayhill Capital Management, a New York-based minority-owned private credit… Read More

Digital Banking: Quontic Bank Launches Payments Ring in the US

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  Quontic Bank announced that it has introduced the “first-ever” tap-to-pay mobile payment ring to the US market. Quontic is an “innovative,” “digital-first,” and “customer centric” bank on a mission “to redefine how a bank and its customers conduct business.” Steve Schnall, CEO and Founder… Read More

Fintech Firm Elwood Technologies Hires Brian Pomraning as Global Head of Business Dev

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Elwood Technologies, an established Fintech offering market access and workflow solutions to digital assets for institutional clients, recently announced the appointment of capital markets veteran, Brian Pomraning, “as its Global Head of Business Development.” In his role, Pomraning will be “responsible for leading Elwood’s global… Read More

Insurtech: Elpha Secure Introduces Cyber Insurance Offering via Socotra’s Cloud Platform

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Elpha Secure, a cybersecurity startup that offers cyber insurance combined with security software to small businesses, has chosen Socotra “to complement its proprietary technology and launch a new cyber insurance product for a variety of industries.” In order to bring its new product to market,… Read More

Archie, a Fintech for Freelance Workers, Launches with $4.5M in Funding

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Archie, the firm that is building the financial infrastructure for the freelance economy, is officially launching operations, with its first product to assist businesses with onboarding, managing and paying independent workers. Archie is also announcing $4.5 million in funding from B Capital Group, Mac Ventures,… Read More

Banking Super App Douugh Acquires Up to $20M in Discretionary Equity Funding

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  Douugh Ltd (ASX: DOU), the banking “super app” that’s on a mission to help customers manage and grow their money, has announced it has entered into “a $20 million equity placement facility agreement with Long State Investments Limited.” Based in New York City, Long… Read More

High-Potential Tech Firms Chosen for Fintech Innovation Lab New York

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Ten emerging tech firms have been chosen to participate in the 2022 Fintech Innovation Lab New York, which is a 12-week program “founded and run by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City.” The program aims to assist early- and growth-stage… Read More

Buffalo, New York Now Ranks as One of the Fastest-Growing Startup Ecosystems in the US: Report

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Following Buffalo’s inclusion as one of America’s “fastest-growing” startup cities in the York IE Fastest-Growing Startup Cities Report, Invest Buffalo Niagara, the area’s private-sector economic development and business attraction organization, announced that the former industrial town “saw record-breaking growth in its tech sector.” Buffalo’s startup… Read More

Global Tech Trading Firm Optiver Explains Why They Invested in RFQ Platform for Cryptocurrency Options

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Optiver Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) confirmed, earlier last month, that it took part in the Series A funding round for Paradigm, a trading platform for cryptocurrency options and futures. New York-based Paradigm is focused on supporting institutional-level liquidity for cryptocurrency derivatives through their chat-based multi-dealer… Read More

Indian Fintech CredAvenue Secures $137M from Insight Partners, B Capital, Others

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Indian Fintech firm CredAvenue has achieved Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion+) after raising funds from Insight Partners, B Capital, Dragoneer Investment Group, and others. The Chennai-headquartered Fintech is now valued at $1.3 billion. The Fintech company plans to use the proceeds to further expand… Read More

Fintech Qudian Receives Notice Regarding NYSE Continued Listing Standards

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Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD), a technology platform supporting the enhancement of the online consumer finance experience in China, recently announced that it has received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) dated February 7, 2022, informing the company that it is “below the… Read More

BTC and other Cryptos Not a Safe Haven for Criminals, Officials Claim After Seizing $3.6B in Crypto Stolen in Bitfinex 2016 Hack

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Stephen Palley. Partner, Anderson Kill. Chair, Technology, Media & Distributed Systems Group, noted that an FBI agent once told (with “false modesty to be sure”) that their biggest breaks often “come not from law enforcement genius but from mistakes by their targets.” Palley further noted… Read More

London’s SETL and Digital Asset to Establish Regulated Network for Crypto Tokens

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London’s SETL and New York’s Digital Asset recently entered into a partnership to develop a protocol that may be used by regulated institutions to introduce interoperable tokens. The protocol, modelled on the Regulated Liability Network (RLN) initiative first introduced by Citibank’s Tony McLaughlin, will be… Read More

Small Business Financing Provider Kapitus Finalizes $200M Securitization

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Kapitus, one of the largest and most “reliable” providers of small business financing, recently announced the closing of a $200 million asset-backed securitization (ABS). This financing positions Kapitus for steady growth after a solid year in 2021, which saw the firm’s highest funding volume in… Read More

Berenberg Introduces Private Debt Real Estate Fund

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  Berenberg has introduced its first private debt real estate fund in collaboration with Universal Investment Luxembourg. Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main. The firm explains that they are independent – because the parent company’s shareholder Montgu Private Equity… Read More

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