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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

Riot Blockchain Produces 243 Bitcoins (BTC) Currently Valued at Over $8 Million during June 2021

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT), which is one of the leading Nasdaq-listed Bitcoin mining firms in the US, reveals its June production and operations updates, including its “unaudited” BTC production for the month of June 2021 and its “miner deployment status.” Last month, Riot produced… Read More

Real Estate: Property Buying Fintech Tom, led by Ex- Zillow Exec Greg Schwartz, Secures $70M via Seed Round

Home buying Fintech firm Tomo, which is being led by ex- Zillow executives Greg Schwartz and Carey Armstrong, has acquired $70 million in capital as part of a seed round. Tomo’s latest investment round has been announced only eight months after the company launched its… Read More

Jessica DiRubio: Chief Revenue Officer at AppBrilliance Says Future of Payments will be Open, Innovative, Secure

We recently caught up with Jessica DiRubio, the Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Partnerships at AppBrilliance, an Austin-based payments technology firm. AppBrilliance aims to power and support true, real-time non-custodial Open Payments and Banking services in the United States. The company enables businesses to… Read More

Austin Fintech AppBrilliance Introduces Push To Business or P2B Payments Model for Enhancing Digital Commerce

Austin-based AppBrilliance, a payments tech firm, recently announced its strategic vision with its latest Money API-enabled, Push-To-Business (P2B) payments model, which aims to replace the traditional model and will try to shift power back to the merchant (when it comes to extra transaction fees). AppBrilliance… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Marketplace Compass Mining Now a Member of Texas Blockchain Council

Compass Mining, which claims to be the world’s first online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware and hosting, recently confirmed that it’s now a member of the Texas Blockchain Council (TBC). TBC was established in November of last year with the stated goal of expanding the… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Firm Blockcap Inc Reports that it Mined 544 BTC During Q1 2021

Blockcap Inc., an established Bitcoin mining and blockchain tech firm based in the US, revealed on Friday (April 16, 2021) that it has mined a total of 544 BTC during Q1 2021. As mentioned in a release: “Coming on the heels of several large-scale acquisitions… Read More

Texas Securities Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Forex Trading and Crypto Mining Platform

The Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles has entered an emergency cease and desist order against DailyForex247. According to the Texas State Securities Board, the order was filed against DailyForex247 and Ghulam Wardag, its senior account manager. The order alleges that the parties operated an… Read More

Bitcoin Miners Continue to Move Mining Facilities to Texas as Crypto and Blockchain Sector Gets Larger in Unprecedented Bull Market

Bitcoin miners continue to move to Texas as the leading digital currency recently surpassed the $60,000 mark (and had also crossed $61,000 on March 14, 2021). Recently, Argo Blockchain confirmed its purchase of 320 acres of land located in West Texas. Argo said it would… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Hyland Joins Forces With Hedera Hashgraph to Present Blockchain Proof of Concept for Records Verification to Texas Secretary of State

  Hyland, a content services provider for organizations across the globe, announced earlier this week it has joined forces with Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public ledger, to presented a proof of concept to the Texas Secretary of State to evaluate blockchain technology for the purpose… Read More

Texas based Insurtech Bestow Claims its Business has Grown Significantly during COVID, Plans to Hire More Workers

A Texas-based Insurtech firm has been able to grow its operations despite the socio-economic challenges created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bestow in Dallas has witnessed increased demand as it offers various life insurance plans through an all-digital service that allows customers to easily sign… Read More

Texas-based Fintech AppBrilliance, which Offers Payments and Money Movement Software, Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding

    Texas-based Fintech firm AppBrilliance, which offers an open payment platform, has acquired more than $3 million through a seed funding round that was joined by Studio VC. Headquartered in Austin, AppBrilliance aims to disrupt the $4 trillion payment processing sector by offering non-custodial… Read More

Corporate Entity Management Platform, ZenBusiness, Completes Acquisition of Fintech Platform, Joust

ZenBusiness, a corporate entity creation and management firm that makes it easy to start, run, and grow their businesses, has reportedly finalized its first acquisition of Austin-based Fintech platform, Joust. The amount that will be paid for the acquisition hasn’t been shared publicly. Ross Buhrdorf,… Read More

Wilmington Fintech Apiture to Work on Digital Transformation Strategy after Acquiring $20 Million in Capital

Wilmington-based Fintech company Apiture is reportedly planning to scale its business operations after acquiring $20 million in capital through an investment round. Established in 2017, Apiture also has business offices in Austin, Texas. The company says it is working on its digital transformation strategy as… Read More

BBVA USA Set to Open 15 New Branches Across Texas

BBVA USA announced on Wednesday it has received approval to open 15 new branches across the state of Texas. According to BBVA USA, the branches are set to open in early 2021 and underscore the bank’s 5-year strategic plan launched in early 2020, which aims… Read More

Payroll and Bookkeeping Software Firm ScaleFactor Shuts Down due to Declining Revenue Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Business software provider ScaleFactor is reportedly shutting down, after securing $100 million in capital during the past year from major investors including Bessemer Venture Partners and Coatue Management. In March 2020, the financial services company began experiencing challenges due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, which… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Synapse Reportedly Lays Off Half its Workforce, Now Focused on Restructuring Business Due to COVID-19

San Francisco-based Fintech firm SynapseFI has reportedly cut down the number of employees on its payroll. The company is also planning to expand its operations in Texas in order to diversify its business strategy and survive the COVID-19 crisis. Synapse offers several back-office financial products… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Branch Announces Launch in Texas

  Branch, a U.S.-based insurtech startup, announced on Monday it has launched in Texas. The launch notably marks the company’s fifth expansion since launching in August 2019. As previously reported, Branch “taps” into the power of community to make insurance accessible and affordable for everyone,… Read More

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