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DeFi Excitement Created by “Unsustainable Price Bubbles,” Aggressive Token Listing Policies, which Fuels Speculative Demand: Report

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading crypto derivatives exchange, has taken a look at the relatively short seven-year history of decentralized exchanges (DEXes) – which includes the first major iteration of the technology, Counterparty. BitMEX noted that it considers these early attempts to have… Read More

Payment Providers Must Re-evaluate Business Strategy as Consumer Expectations Made a “U-turn” due to COVID-19: Report

  The global COVID-19 outbreak has led to major socioeconomic changes and uncertainty. It has also led to changes in consumer behavior and preferences, especially when buying and paying for products and services. Individuals and organizations across the globe are increasingly using all-digital platforms and… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Wealth has Become More Evenly Distributed with Smaller Accounts Holding Greater Proportion of Supply: Report

During its 11 years of existence (since the first Bitcoin block was mined), BTC has been able to survive many “threats,” mainly because there’s no single entity controlling the world’s largest cryptocurrency network. As explained in a report from Coin Metrics, this trait, called decentralization,… Read More

FATF Releases Updated Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Report

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, has released an updated report, titled, Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Published on September 14, 2020, the report notes that… Read More

Crypto has become “Truly Global” as P2P Bitcoin Exchanges like Paxful Facilitate Transactions in Developing Countries: Report

Cryptocurrency adoption has been growing steadily across the globe, according to Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index. As mentioned in a report from the blockchain security firm, the majority of cryptocurrency volume reflects trading and speculation that was conducted by professional or institutional investors that were… Read More

Binance Coin (BNB) and OKEx’s (OKB) Exchange Tokens are Undervalued, while KuCoin (KSC) and Bitfinex (LEO) are Overvalued: Report

The Token Insight team notes that in the crypto-asset sector, it’s always challenging to accurately provide realistic valuations for digital assets. At present, there’s no consistent or uniform industry-standard or reliable valuation method that would allow us to discover the real value of cryptocurrencies, the… Read More

Fintech Funding During H1 2020 was Led by Corporate Deals, but Significant Decline in M&A Investments: Report

Although global Fintech funding declined during the first half of this year, with $25.6 billion of total investment secured globally through 1,221 deals, corporate business deals are driving most of the VC activity. This, according to the Pulse of Fintech H1’20, which is a report… Read More

Over 75% of Malaysian Businesses are Now Using Fintech Products, including Mobile Payments, Digital Wallets: Survey

More than 75% of Malaysia based businesses are now using at least one Fintech-related product or service since the past year, according to a recent survey released by CPA Australia, an established accounting firm. Mobile payments and digital or online wallets are the most widely-used… Read More

Over 240 Fintech Firms Operating in Indonesia, a Leading Southeast Asian and Global Economy: Report

Indonesia, which has one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and also ranked high globally, has emerged as a fast-growing Fintech hub. It’s estimated that in the next five years, digital financial services revenues in Indonesia will reach $8.6 billion, meaning they’re increasing at… Read More

$107 Billion+ in Value Received by East Asian Cryptocurrency Addresses, which is 77% More than Western Europe: Report

Blockchain security firm Chainalysis reports that East Asia is home to the world’s largest cryptocurrency market. It reportedly accounted for more than 30% of all digital currency transactions during the past year. As mentioned in Chainalysis’ latest report: “East Asia-based addresses have received $107 billion… Read More

Digital Banking Competition in Southeast Asia Should Intensify as there’s been a Boom in Fintech Investments: Report

Southeast (SE) Asia is home to an unbanked population of around 290 million, according to a recent report from Fitch Ratings. Fintech solutions can enable more widespread financial inclusion, and could potentially increase the GDP of emerging markets by $3.7 trillion, according to an updated… Read More

Private Keys Associated with Valuable Digital Assets May Not be Completely Safe or Hack Proof, Cryptographers Explain

Researchers that attended the recent Black Hat security conference confirmed that digital currency exchanges remain vulnerable to hackers. While digital asset trading platforms may have attempted to provide adequate security to protect users’ funds, researchers argue that cryptocurrency exchange attacks have been operating like “an… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Is Evolving from “Tech Stock Growth Behavior” to a Mature Store of Value: Report

During their early stages of development, digital assets have been treated in a manner that’s similar to how technology and commodities have been treated, according to CoinShares, a crypto-asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors. A new report from CoinShares… Read More

Compliant Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchanges Accounted for Only 1% of the Trading Volume of the Sector During Q2 2020 with $21.62 Billion in Reported Volume

The overall performance of the nascent cryptocurrency market during Q2 2020 was not as good as it was when compared to the previous quarter. According to Token Insight, the main reason for the relatively poor performance this past quarter may be attributed to very little… Read More

One in Five Latvian Startups are Fintech Firms, Nearly 90% of Startups to Hire More Staff, Despite COVID-19 Challenges: Report

  One in five or 20% of startups in Latvia are part of the nation’s Fintech sector, according to a report released on July 24, 2020. Swedbank Latvia, a large retail bank, teamed up with the Latvian Startup Association in order to publish a Fintech… Read More

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Correlation with Gold Weakens, but Strengthens against S&P 500 Stock Market Index in June 2020: Report

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency’s correlation with gold has weakened following the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic uncertainty. However, the digital asset’s correlation with the S&P 500 stock market index appears to be getting stronger, according to research report from crypto exchange Kraken. Kraken Intelligence,… Read More

Global Digital Banking Platform Market to Surpass $10 Billion by 2027: Report

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according… Read More

Virtual Card Payments Are on Track to Triple from $1.6 Trillion in 2020 to $5 Trillion in 2025 (Globally): Report

Transactions made with virtual cards are on track to more than triple in the next five years. Digital cards are expected to process $5 trillion in transactions by 2025, according to a new report from Juniper Research. This year, virtual card transactions are projected to… Read More

Italy’s Fintech Sector Remains “Weak” Mainly Due to Low Level of Investments: Report

There are now 278 Fintech firms in Italy, which  is 49 more than when Big Four auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), released its previous report on the financial technology sector in the European nation. PwC’s extensive 96-page report reveals that Italy now has an emerging real… Read More

Digital Banking: The “Core” of Banking Won’t Go Away, but Challengers Might Handle Valuable Customer Interaction, Report Claims

The digital transformation strategy used by most traditional banks has been “optimized for a world that no longer exists,” according to a new report from ResearchandMarkets.com. The report notes that incumbents have developed digital transformation strategies for the vertically integrated value chain, where change can… Read More

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