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Digital Transformation: QR Code Payments Increasingly being Adopted Globally, Research Report Reveals

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In the United Kingdom, the general population has become “far more accustomed to the use of QR codes, with the requirement of NHS Test and Trace check-ins in public spaces,” according to an update from Juniper Research. The report from Juniper notes that this  method… Read More

Market for Secondary Liquidity Is Still “Heating Up,” Carta Liquidity Report for Q1 2022 Reveals

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According to Carta data, the market for secondary liquidity “is still heating up.” Carta recently shared what they know: Q1 2022 saw a 57% increase over Q1 2021 in the number of secondary deals Dollars transacted rose $357M (+95%) over the Q1 2021 total Most… Read More

Bitcoin Might Benefit from Emergence of “Bretton Woods III,” Research Report Claims

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Under the background of the Russian- Ukrainian War and sanctions in western countries, a global commodity crisis is “brewing” and the new global monetary system – Bretton Woods Ⅲ may be developing, said Zoltan Pozsar, an analyst at UBS. A recent report by Huobi Research… Read More

Majority of Private Market Funds Pivoted to Handle Challenges from COVID-19 Crisis: Research Report

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Hilary Wiek, CFA, CAIA Lead Analyst, Fund Strategies & Sustainable Investing, notes that when Pitchbook last reported their benchmark returns, performance “was through June 2021.” The research report also mentioned that vaccines “were available, masks were coming off, and many office workers had resumed their… Read More

Modularization of Blockchains Might Become New Paradigm: Research Report

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Modularized blockchains may offer higher performance and lower costs over time, which could “spur other public chains to implement the same strategy.” This, according to a report by Huobi Research Institute titled “How the Data Availability Layer can Shape the Future of Blockchain.” With the… Read More

Fintech iwoca SME Expert Index: 30% Brokers Say Lending Market Returned to Pre-pandemic Levels

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The small business lending market has has reportedly returned to pre-pandemic levels of activity. This, according to nearly a third of brokers (30%) surveyed in iwoca’s latest SME Expert Index. And nearly another third (31%) believe the market will “return within 6 months, based on… Read More

Digital Assets: Ukraine, Russia Lead Countries Globally with Higher Crypto Adoption Rates, Report Reveals

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Ukraine and Russia lead the list of countries “with higher crypto adoption rates, with 12.73% and nearly 12%, respectively,” according to an update from DappRadar. DeFi transactions in Q1 hit the lowest levels since February 2021, “while the 116 million NFT transactions across all blockchains… Read More

Web 3.0, Blockchain Developer Activity Accelerates, Europe to Become Major Global Hub: Report

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Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), which claims to be a leading European venture capital firm that invests in digital assets and infrastructure, has “highlighted that Web3 developer activity is accelerating globally, with Europe set to become a major hub.” Speaking ahead of the Gateway to Cosmos… Read More

Real-Time Payments “Evolution” Underway as APAC Seeks Growth Frontiers: Report

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Asia-Pacific is getting ready for the next phase of its real-time payments journey as the region’s key service providers look for new growth opportunities and prepare “to enter the next stage of their real-time payments development.” This, according to the third edition of Prime Time… Read More

Fintech Insights Report for Q1 from FT Partners Says It’s Set to be Another Record Year for Fintechs

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FT Partners recently shared their Q1 2022 Fintech Insights Report. As noted in the update from FT Partners, it has been a record year for financing in Fintech. The firm is internationally known for its expertise in the Fintech industry. FT Partners has associations with… Read More

Breakthrough in Public Blockchains Key to Development of On-Chain Perpetual Contracts, Huobi Reports

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A report by Huobi Research Institute has noted that the future development of on-chain cryptocurrency perpetual contracts is constrained “by the performance of their underlying public chains, with a breakthrough in the latter needed for the former to thrive.” The report from Huobi, titled “On-chain… Read More

Insurtech Industry Report: 20% of Insurance Professionals Reported Changing Companies in 2021 due to Salary Requirements

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Vertafore, which claims to be the leader in modern insurance tech, recently released its annual insurance workforce survey report, titled “The Insurance Agency Workforce: Evolving into the next normal.” Based on responses from over 1,300 insurance professionals, the report “includes insights on how independent agencies… Read More

Asia-Pacific Region Regulators Sharply Focused on Fintech Regulatory Frameworks Due to Unprecedented Digitalization: Report

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In the APAC region, regulatory authorities have reportedly been working on frameworks and guidelines in order take account of various products and services that are being launched due to ongoing Fintech innovation and the rise of emerging technologies. However, with the COVID crisis significantly accelerating… Read More

Edinburgh Fintech Origo: Startups Being Restricted by Aggressive Recruitment Market

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An aggressive recruitment market may hinder startups operating in Scotland’s fast-growing Fintech industry, according to Fintech sector professionals (from Origo). Supported by a £300 million UK Government investment this past August, Edinburgh’s Fintech sector consists of various financial services innovators, however, newcomers seeking out new… Read More

Centralized and Decentralized Digital Asset Exchanges Are Serving Varied Requirements: Huobi Ventures

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Although centralized crypto exchanges (CEXes) and decentralized crypto exchanges (DEXes) are often said to be in competition with each other, an executive from Huobi Ventures believes the opposite is true. During the annual Harvard Blockchain Conference held 27 March 2022, Huobi Ventures Investment Director HaiJing… Read More

Future of Financial Services Examined in Latest YouGov Report, Covering BNPL, Crypto-Assets

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YouGov’s report The Future of Financial Services Report looks at the ongoing transformation of the US and international financial service industry as it “faces the headwinds of changing consumer expectations and wider industry fragmentation.” Recent data collected “paints a revealing picture of disruptions within the… Read More

Multi-Chain Networks are Key to Blockchain or DLT’s “Long-Term” Development: Report

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A report from Huobi Research Institute, a blockchain research organization, has identified multi-chain networks as “key to the blockchain ecosystem’s long-term development due to the security, decentralization and scalability they offer.” Titled “Game of Thrones in Blockchain: Multi-chain Networks Battle for Supremacy”, the report by… Read More

NFTs, Metaverse: Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Collection has Been Successful due to Unique Incentives, Report Reveals

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Huobi Research Institute, the blockchain research organization, has released its latest report, titled “Unveiling the Mysterious Bored Ape Yacht Club”. The report from Huobi analyzes the rise of the “infamous” Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, and explains Yuga Labs’ ambitions “to branch into Gamefi… Read More

Banking Circle Shares Report on Big Bank “De-risking” which Threatens to “Undermine” Financial Inclusion Efforts

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According to research commissioned by Payments Bank, Banking Circle, big bank de-risking is “significantly hampering the efforts of many financial institutions to deliver services that empower financial inclusion.” The primary cause appears to be “the risk-averse strategies adopted in response to the financial crisis of… Read More

Fintech Klarna Survey Reveals that UK Consumers are Less Inclined to Invest Money

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Recent data from Fintech firm Klarna, an international retail bank, payments, and shopping service, indicates that UK consumers are saving a larger share of their earnings every month when compared to their global peers. However, UK consumers are also less interested in investing their funds… Read More

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