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Kraken Intelligence Explains Why You May Consider Running a Bitcoin (BTC) Full-Node

Digital assets firm Kraken notes that the beauty of the Bitcoin (BTC) network is that “anyone can participate in it without permission.” However, primarily out of convenience, most Bitcoin users “don’t run nodes and instead trust third parties such as centralized exchanges and wallet providers… Read More

CBDCs or Central Bank Digital Currencies May Completely Transform Global Economy: Report

Payments are faster and easier than ever before, the Chainalysis team writes in a blog post. As taps and texts continue to overtake cash and checks, they’re “increasingly digital, too,” the Chainalysis team adds while noting that thanks to the blockchain or distributed ledger tech… Read More

Survey by UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that Most Consumers Trust Brands that Invest in Customer-Friendly Payments Processes

The ability to establish and maintain trust with clients is the foundation of “every successful business,” according to UK-based Fintech Modulr. And, while customer trust might be one of the more “intangible” corporate assets, it’s one that can be “felt keenly on the bottom line,”… Read More

Fintech, Digital Commerce, Logistics Expected to Lead to Solid Economic Growth in the Phillipines: Report

The time is “ripe” for the Philippines to take its place on the global stage as an important player in the technology space, according to a new report. The Philippines’ local technology market is still developing: While a digital economic gap currently exists, there’s strong… Read More

Robocash Shares High-Yield Investment Strategies for UK Investors: Report

The Robo.cash team has published an update that covers (what they claim to be) high-yield investments in the United Kingdom. Robo.cash aims to introduce people to different “safe, high yield investments, what they offer and how to go about them.” As mentioned in the update,… Read More

Starling Bank Reports that 43% of UK’s Small Businesses Say their Performance Is Back to Pre-COVID Levels

UK-based digital bank Starling reveals that two-fifths of small businesses (43%) report that their performance is back to pre-COVID levels, with almost a third (30%) “stating they are performing better than they were in February 2020.” The research from Enterprise Nation and Starling Bank reveals… Read More

UK’s easyMoney Reveals that A Third of Women Don’t Invest Because they Don’t Know Enough About It: Survey

First came the gender pay gap, and now all eyes seem to be on the investment gap – and this time it’s bigger (a lot bigger), according to an update from easyMoney. UK’s easyMoney, the investment platform from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands… Read More

Bitcoin and Ethereum Balances on Crypto Exchanges Keep Falling, Could Drive Prices Higher: Report

In Kraken’s last two Crypto On-Chain Digest reports (End of Summer Sale and SHOCKTOBER), they had pointed out that a supply shock, driven by long-term holders, might push Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) prices considerably higher than current levels. Well, price followed through and the… Read More

UK Finance Shares Future Strategy for Open Banking Payments Adoption: Report

UK Finance notes in an update that it brought the payments industry together to “consider the future opportunity for open banking payments and how the market could collaboratively shape that future.” There are now more than 2.5 million Open Banking payments every month compared to… Read More

Fintech Klarna Reports that Many Consumers Plan to Ditch Credit Cards for BNPL, Flexible Payment Plans

One in every two UK residents is reportedly looking to give up their credit card completely for  Christmas shopping in 2021, with two-thirds or 66% of credit card holders saying they want to avoid having to pay excessive credit card interest. Even though credit cards… Read More

Real Estate Report: Typical UK House Prices have Surpassed £250K for First Time Ever

The Nationwide House Price Index for the UK reveals that the price of a typical home has exceeded £250,000 “for the first time.” As noted in a blog post by Blend Network, the annual house price growth “remained close to double digits for the sixth… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Robo.cash Says Peer to Peer Loans are Creating Competition for Traditional Banking Services: Report

Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash says that P2P loans increase competition with traditional banking. Robo.cash writes in a blog post that European nations with stable and developed economies are leading “in terms of consumer and business lending.” The complete digitalization of the financing process “becomes one… Read More

Security Token Market Releases Tokenized Stock Arbitrage Report for October 2021

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on supporting blockchain-based security tokens, has released their Tokenized Stock Arbitrage Report for October 2021. As noted in the report from STM, FTX has seen “record-high” trading volumes. It’s been an “electric month” for tokenized… Read More

VAST Data, the Storage Software Firm, Announces that Jump Trading Group Chose its Products for its Cloud Infrastructure

VAST Data, the storage software firm focused on breaking “decades-old” tradeoffs, has announced that the Jump Trading Group chose VAST’s performant, low-latency Universal Storage as the foundation to its high-performance computing (HPC) Cloud infrastructure. As an international research-based trading company, the team at Jump includes… Read More

VeChain Foundation Announces Proof of Authority 2.0 Upgrade (Phase 1) on VeChainThor Mainnet

The VeChain Foundation notes that after many months of hard work and dedicated effort, the arrival of Block #10653500 on the VeChainThor mainnet “officially marks the upgrade to PoA 2.0 phase 1 and the first steps towards the full-form of [their] protocol upgrade.” As they… Read More

ID Verification Platform Trulioo Reports that 87% of Compliance Professionals Say Digital Identity More Important Now Following COVID Outbreak

Following a massive $394M Series D round earlier this year to establish the foundation for greater financial inclusion, international ID verification Fintech Trulioo is “strengthening pathways to create a more inclusive and trust-oriented digital economy,” according to an update shared with CI. With the ability… Read More

Female Investors Active on P2P Lending Platform Robocash Grew from 20% in 2019 to 34% in 2021, Company Reports

Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash has shared corporate statistics, which highlight the social and geographic shifts of investors and their response to the growing market potential. The Robo.cash platform has “significantly expanded its active investor base in 2021, representing a more than 70% growth,” the company… Read More

Sber Set to Launch Research and Development Center in Europe to Support Machine Learning, IT Experts

Sber has confirmed the opening of its first research and development (R&D) center in Europe at Web Summit, which is Europe’s largest tech conference, presently being held in Lisbon. Executive Vice President of Sberbank, CTO of Sber, and head of Technology David Rafalovsky commented on… Read More

Fintech Funding Report: Over $31B in Global Funding was Acquired by Financial Technology Initiatives During Q3 2021

A report from CBInsights reveals that $31.1B in global funding was acquired by Fintech startups during Q3 2021—which is the “second-highest quarter ever.” Despite falling around 16% when compared to the past quarter’s record levels, financing remains elevated in the Fintech venture space. This last… Read More

Bitcoin, Altcoins Surge to New All-Time Highs, Ethereum Network Demand Surges, Kraken Reports

The team at digital assets firm Kraken notes that the month of October 2021 has been dubbed “UPtober” by many in the cryptocurrency markets as the Bitcoin (BTC) price and that of Ethereum (ETH), as well as other major altcoins surged to new all-time highs…. Read More

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