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Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Acquires Strategic Investment from New York’s CoinFund

Delta Exchange, an established cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that maintains offices in Singapore, has received funding from New York-headquartered blockchain investment firm, CoinFund. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the new investment will provide Delta Exchange with the resources needed to scale its operations… Read More

Canadian Online Lender LendingArch Announces Plans to Accelerate U.S. Expansion Due to Increased Demand for Loans & Debt Relief

Canadian marketplace lending platform LendingArch announced on Tuesday it is accelerating its plans to expand into the U.S. in response to the increased demand for loans and debt relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 2015, LendingArch describes itself as a modern finance company reinventing… Read More

Insider Trading? OmiseGo (OMG) Surges 200% Just 15 Minutes after Coinbase Listing, but then Crashes Immediately

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase began supporting trading with OmiseGo (OMG) on May 21, 2020. The OMG token price surged 200% in only 15 minutes after the listing, however, it then crashed immediately. OMG is trading at $1.88 at the time of writing, down 5.44%… Read More

Active Digital Asset Managers Out-performed Passively Holding Bitcoin (BTC) Since Early 2018: Report

New York-based Vision Hill Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund, a full-service digital asset management and solutions company, recently released its Q1 2020 returns reports. As noted by the firm, its active crypto indices are “non-investable” reference indices that have been designed to be “representative of the overall… Read More

Coinbase Enables Cosmos (ATOM) Staking, Adds OmiseGO (OMG) Support, Becomes Primary Custodian for FTX Crypto Exchange

Coinbase Custody, the digital asset custody solutions offered by San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase, has introduced staking for blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos’ ATOM tokens. Coinbase Custody was reportedly the first digital asset custodian to provide staking and “active governance” for cryptocurrencies residing in cold wallets (offline… Read More

Brazil’s Largest Retailer Via Varejo Acquires Boston-based Fintech AirFox for Undisclosed Amount

Via Varejo, the largest retail company in Brazil, has confirmed that it will be acquiring AirFox, a US-based Fintech firm. The amount involved in the transaction has not been disclosed. AirFox will maintain its Boston head offices and will also operate as a Fintech “innovation… Read More

U.S. Neobank Aspiration Secures $135 Million Through Series C Investment Round

Aspiration, a U.S.-based neobanking group, announced on Friday it secured $135 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Alpha Edison with participation from Swiss investment bank UBS. Founded in 2013, Aspiration stated it was born to be the financial firm for… Read More

ZYNLO Launches Digital-Only Banking Services in Anchorage, Alaska

ZYNLO Bank (ZYNLO), a digital-only startup powered by PeoplesBank, has launched its banking service in Anchorage, Alaska. Founded earlier this year, ZYNLO describes itself as a digital-only bank designed to make banking just a bit easier for all consumers. “We believe we offer the ideal combination… Read More

Coinbase to Move to a Remote-First Work Policy, Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Brian Armstrong, CEO at San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase, noted on May 20, 2020 that the firm would be moving to a remote-first policy, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that most Coinbase employees will be able to work remotely from home. Armstrong confirmed… Read More

Cyber Insurance & Security Company Coalition Secures $90 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led by Valor Equity Partners

Coalition, the leading cyber insurance and security company, announced on Wednesday it has raised $90 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Valor Equity Partners with participation from Felicis Ventures, Greyhound Capital, and Coalition’s existing investors. Founded in 2017, Coalition states… Read More

San Francisco based B2B Financial Products Developer Brex Secures $150 Million in Capital from DST, Lone Pine Capital, Others

San Francisco-based Brex, a company focused on developing B2B financial products, has secured $150 million in capital from DST, Lone Pine Capital, and several other investors. Brex offers a corporate credit card for technology firms. The financial services firm helps startups of all sizes (from… Read More

Digital Transformation Report: US Consumers were Already Shifting to Mobile, Online, Contactless Payments Before COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to significant changes in consumer behavior globally as many people throughout the world are now working remotely from home. Analysts are now questioning whether the behavioral changes are actually permanent or fundamental shifts that will last even after the Coronavirus… Read More

Financial Services Firm Mizuho Hires Dan Dolev as Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst Covering Fintech

Mizuho Americas confirmed on May 18, 2020 that it has appointed Dan Dolev as the company’s new managing director and senior equity research analyst covering the Fintech space. Dolev will be working out of Mizuho’s New York offices. He will be reporting directly to Susan… Read More

Raisin Unveils Savings as a Service Software For U.S. Banks & Credit Unions

Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Tuesday it has launched its first U.S. based product, the Raisin Savings as a Service software. According to Raisin, the software will help banks and credit unions quickly and easily offer customized time-deposit products and drive cost-effective… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Haven Life Rolls Out 100% No Medical Exam Product & API Solution to Expand Partnership Efforts

U.S. insurtech Haven Life announced on Tuesday it is rolling out a new 100% no medical exam product that can be sold directly through partners. Haven Life reported that banks, advisors, insurance brokers, etc. may now offer the product, Haven Term Simplified, to clients who… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against BitMEX, a Major Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Activities like Money Laundering, Racketeering

A lawsuit was filed on May 16, 2020, against HDR Global Trading Ltd, the parent company of the Hong Kong-operated Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading digital currency derivatives exchange that averages billions of dollars worth of daily trading volume. The 106-page lawsuit has also… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz: Growth in the Cryptocurrency Sector has been “Choppy Yet Consistent”

Giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is arguing that the growth of social media, application developers, digital asset prices, and the rise of blockchain startups may eventually lead to the development of a more stable cryptocurrency industry. The US-based firm published a report on May 15,… Read More

AI-Powered System Commerce.AI Raises More than $1 Million Through Reg CF Offering on StartEngine

Commerce.AI, a U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) powered system, has secured more than $1 million through its Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaign on StartEngine. Founded in 2016, Commerce.AI is on a mission to harness the power of artificial intelligence to change the way commerce is done…. Read More

North Carolina’s nCino and Sweden’s Small Business Lender Yourban to Launch Digital Banking Platform to Support SME Lending

US-headquartered nCino, an established cloud banking provider, has teamed up Sweden’s small business lender, Yourban, in order to support SME lending via the nCino Bank Operating System. Through the partnership, Yourban will be using a system that has been configured to meet the bank’s requirements…. Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Firm Oxygen Launches Payments Platform for Freelancers, Gig Economy Workers in the US

Oxygen, a digital banking platform focused on serving freelancers, gig economy workers, and SMEs, has introduced a virtual banking solution that has been built to offer flexible financial services to millions of US professionals who have multiple income streams, contract work, or freelance working arrangements…. Read More

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