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Venture Capital Funding to Irish Technology Firms Increased by 52% to Nearly €380M in Q1: Report

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Venture capital funding into Irish tech companies increased by 52% to €379.7 million in the first quarter of 2022, when compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published recently in association with William Fry…. Read More

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

NFT Transaction Activity “Stabilizing” Following “Explosive” Growth Last Year: Report

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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been one of the “most dynamic” and “prominent” parts of Web3 over the last two years, according to an update from Chainalysis. NFTs are blockchain-powered digital items whose units are “designed to be unique, unlike traditional cryptocurrencies whose units are meant… 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

Transaction Disputes Surge as Supply Chain Disruptions Continue, Verifi Reports

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As the COVID-19 pandemic winds on into its third year, waves of new virus variants continue to “wreak havoc with supply chains,” according to an update from Verifi. Firms responsible for taking goods through each step on the journey “from manufacturing to customers’ doorsteps find… Read More

Optimism’s Token Launch Might “Elevate” Its Rollup Status: Huobi Research Institute

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Optimism, one of the four “major” Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solutions, will soon be “launching a new governance and incentive token, OP, much to the community’s excitement.” This launch, which includes airdrops to early adopters and active users and contributors, has “the potential to stir… Read More

P2P Investors Are Now Increasingly Focused on ESG: Report

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According to a recent Robo.cash survey, a quarter or 25% of P2P investors are “actively involved in the ESG trend.” At the same time, the survey by Robo.cash reveals that “most respondents take this criterion into account when choosing a P2P platform.” Over half of… 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

Crypto Set to Overtake Traditional Investments in Coming Decade: Bitstamp Report

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A survey from international digital currency exchange Bitstamp has found that investors “overwhelmingly” believe that “crypto will overtake many traditional investment vehicles and see universal adoption.” The findings from the first Bitstamp Crypto Pulse survey — “a comprehensive barometer of trust and adoption in crypto”… Read More

Retail Banking Report: Incumbents Must Embrace Data-Centric Capabilities to Support Personalized User Experiences

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Retail banks are currently “lagging” in their ability to offer “true” omnichannel experiences, as customers pivot to competitors that “offer more personalized experiences.” This, according to the latest World Retail Banking Report 2022 (WRBR) released by Capgemini and Efma. As noted in the update, 75%… Read More

Digital Transactions: Consumers Increasingly Concerned About Security of Online Platforms, Survey Reveals

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  The Experian Global Insights Report reveals that digital online spending will continue “to gain strength even as consumers emerge from lockdown and return to in-person transactions.” As noted in an update shared with CI, consumers are also “engaging with digital payments as much as… Read More

Security Report Reveals Fraudsters Passed “Knowledge Based” Authentication Questions 92% of the Time

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Pindrop, which claims to be an international leader in voice tech, recently shared its annual Voice Intelligence & Security Report “uncovering how companies might be accidentally inviting fraud, threat mongers from the dark web and bad actors better prepared to pass authentication.” As noted in… 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

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