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Austin based Ribbon Finalizes $2.7M in VC Funding

Ribbon announced it has closed $2.7 million in venture capital funding “to enable the Austin-based startup to roll out its unique fiscal sponsorship model for the burgeoning nonprofit industry.” The company’s fiscal sponsorship model “allows individuals looking to conduct charitable work to partner with existing… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Operations Launched by Cipher Mining at Odessa Data Center in Texas

Cipher Mining, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIFR), a U.S.-based bitcoin mining company, recently announced it has commenced bitcoin mining operations at its Odessa data center in Texas. Tyler Page, CEO, said: “We are delighted to announce that our Odessa data center has begun bitcoin mining operations just… Read More

Fintech Startup Uplinq Financial Technologies Announces $1.25M Investment

Uplinq Financial Technologies – which claims to be the first global credit assessment and scoring platform for SMB lenders – announced: “a $1.25 million investment from ATX Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, Texas.” This announcement “comes after Uplinq raised $3.5… Read More

Digital Asset Firm FTX Is Reportedly Being Investigated by Texas Regulators

Regulators in Texas are reportedly probing cryptocurrency platform FTX and company CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. The state securities regulator is looking into whether FTX has offered unregistered securities to Texas residents, which could potentially be a violation of state law. According to reports, Texas’ securities regulator… Read More

Germania Selects One Inc to Provide Insurance Payments via Venmo, PayPal

One Inc, the payments network for the insurance industry, announced that Germania Insurance, the largest farm mutual insurance company in Texas, has selected One Inc’s ClaimsPay and PremiumPay products “for a fully integrated and digitized customer payment disbursement experience.” The implementation will “create a more… Read More

Republic Capital Group Invests in Wealth Management Center

Republic Capital Group recently announced its partnership with the University of Texas by committing to financial support “for multiple years as part of joining its Wealth Management Network.” The Network supports its Wealth Management Center that “focuses on changing the way investment is being made… Read More

Virtual Banking Service Provider Apiture Finalizes $29M Round

Apiture, which claims to be a “leading” provider of digital banking solutions, announced the closing of a $29 million fundraising round which was led by Live Oak Bank, with participation from other existing investors. The latest investment round “brings the total funding raised by Apiture… Read More

Qenta Unveils Financial Services, Tech Platforms for Emerging Markets

Qenta, Inc., a financial services and infrastructure platform with innovative tech and a proprietary “enterprise-grade” blockchain, the Qenta Operating System, has unveiled an enhanced and integrated suite of financial solutions. With a focus on Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Qenta provides tokenized assets, multi… Read More

Talus Pay Appoints Payments Executive Bryan Fricke as Chief Revenue Officer

Talus Pay, which claims to be a fast-growing tech-driven provider of payment processing solutions for small and mid-sized merchants, is pleased to confirm that payments industry veteran Bryan Fricke has joined the firm as Chief Revenue Officer. Fricke will be “responsible for the performance, strategy… Read More

Truelytics, Blackrock to Bring “Unique” Data and Analytics to Financial Advisors

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Truelytics recently teamed up with BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) to offer advisors “access to data, analytics, and insights to manage and grow their practices.” Financial advisors need access to the most “accurate, timely, and insightful tools for helping manage their practice and improve their valuation.” To that… Read More

Compute North Establishes New 300MW Data Center in Granbury, Texas

Compute North, which claims to be the leader in sustainable, large-scale computing infrastructure, has announced that construction is underway “to build a 300MW TIER 0™ data center next to the Wolf Hollow Generating Station in Granbury, Texas.” As covered, Compute North works with clients in… Read More

Frost Bank Teams Up with Fintech Plaid to Bring Open Finance Solutions to Almost 400,000 Clients

Frost Bank, which is one of the largest banks based in Texas, has partnered with Plaid, a data network powering the digital financial ecosystem, in order to help Frost clients “securely and easily integrate their accounts and finances online.” Via its mobile app and online… Read More

Bitcoin Mining, Hashrate Report: Percent Decrease in Mining Profitability Is Slowing when Measured in Satoshis

Recently, network difficulty on the Bitcoin (BTC) network surged around 4.8% as total hashrate (or the amount of computing power securing the leading cryptocurrency network) exceeded 200 EH/s for the “first time ever.” The team at Compass Mining noted that “breaking through mining profitability’s gloomy… Read More

PAI, a Firm Focused on ATM Portfolio Management Services, Acquires Texas based TouchPoint 21

PAI, a company focused on ATM portfolio management tools and services, announced that it has acquired Texas-based TouchPoint 21, a firm specializing in ATM and cash management outsourcing for financial institutions. As mentioned in the update, the acquisition brings a proven managed service model to… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Routefusion Secures $10.5M from Canvas Ventures, Silverton Partners, Others

Routefusion, which claims to offer the most “comprehensive” Fintech solution for unlocking global expansion, has announced their $10.5 million seed “prime” funding round co-led by Canvas Ventures and Silverton Partners along with contributions from other investors. Other parties in Routefusion’s investment round reportedly include: Haymaker… Read More

Florida and Texas are Becoming the New Entrepreneur/Startup Hubs as Firms Leave the Northeast and California

As more and more firms flee the Northeast and California, several states are benefiting from this exodus of talent and innovation. Texas and Florida are at the top of the list due to low taxes, a business-friendly government, and, of course, beautiful weather. On the… Read More

Centennial Bank Selects FINBOA for Reg E Dispute Tracking and to Increase Efficiency via Automation

Centennial Bank (NASDAQ: HOMB) has teamed up with FINBOA, an innovator in digital automation and regulatory compliance for financial institutions, in order to boost efficiency and cut down bank losses, while also enhancing client experience and empowering workers via process automation. As virtual payments and… Read More

AI enhanced Credit Decision Platform Scienaptic AI Chosen by Cooperative Teachers Credit Union

Global AI-enhanced credit decision platform provider, Scienaptic AI, has revealed that Cooperative Teachers Credit Union (CTCU) has chosen its AI-based platform, allowing the credit union to make “stronger, faster” credit decisions and provide improved financial options for its members. As noted by Scienaptic AI‘s developers:… Read More

Like Many Innovators, Consensus Moves to Texas, Partners with World Economic Forum

Like a lot of people and companies, Consensus is moving to Texas for 2022. The in-person blockchain-focused gathering will take place in Austin in June 2022. The Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, commented on the addition of the event to its city’s calendar: “The future… Read More

Texas State Securities Board Guns for BlockFi and Interest Bearing Accounts

The Texas State Securities Board is gunning for BlockFi – a leading crypto platform that raised $350 million earlier this year. According to the complaint, the SSB has scheduled a hearing with BlockFi this October to determine if a cease and desist will become effective…. Read More

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